Are you brave - crazy or a combination of the two? Was this your own choice? I saw a picture in the newspaper of the first photographers and journalists allowed on the platform WOW looked scary - one was taking a photo through the glass looking down into the canyon - through the glass at his feet Yikes! I guess that is why they require foot "booties" to be worn in order to protect the glass.
Actually, I'm not particularly brave nor unusually crazy. But (at the time) I was turning 39. And I wanted to do something to mark the occasion. It was wonderful. Absolutely the most amazing experience, more like flying than falling. That said, it did nothing to make me braver about stuff like this Skywalk.
I admire your gusto and bravado - even if it was due to a near birthday with the dreaded zero in it! I have an upcoming birthday with a zero in it OUCH! I will spend time traveling with LL - in the wilderness but not falling out of a plane! I'll be canoeing - but that takes no bravery. If you have any other birthday suggestions - write me ...Funtimes
claassenam, I really have to ask you to comment on the "greeness" of this Grand Canyon Skywalk! As you know, from our previous exchanges on the subject of of "green" travel, I have a different take on the obvious abuses of the marketing term and what I believe is the deceit behind the general use of the term.
Even thoughthis skywalk has been built on Native American territory, do you feel the construction and the resulting hordes of tourists that will come to this location has had or will have any negative impacts?
Do you feel the consequences will be positive or negative to the environment?
Honestly, I haven't thought about it. Haven't been there. I was most fascinated by the height aspect which kind ofgives me thewillies. I suppose if I am given the opportunity I would try to go there as a "once in a lifetime" type of experience.
I may argue as to the "pros" of eco-friendly travel, but I don't focus on that exclusively in my travels. I'mmore interested in visiting as many states/countries and experiencing as many cultures as possible. I think that aspect of travel (learning about other cultures, getting a more open mind, eating different foods, spending time with different types of people.) are just as important as trying to stay "green".
I'm not sure - is Skywalk advertised as a green resort? I don't think so, although I do think from the design aspect they did a nice job of incorporating the building into the natural surroundings. It's sure to bring hordes of tourists to a previously unvisited area, which isn't necessarily good but I'm not the extreme type of person to condemn a resort or boycott it because of that...
Hello felow "greenies" We also leave places hopefully better than when we arrived and eco consciously too I think the prices of the skywalk will keep people away - I've heard $44 just to enter the park to see the skywalk and another amount ? $25 to walk on it ...pretty steep pricing when the grand canyon is spectacular from any angle - especially hiking Take Care...Funtimes
Just returned from Arizona. All the folks back east asked one question...."Are you going to the skywalk?!!" Unfortunately, we didn't visit on our current trip. It does look so exciting. Jenna-I give you credit for jumping out a plane. But, you won't do this? I am very afraid of heights but would love the opportunity to visit. Has anyone heard how long a wait there is? Has it become a popular visit?
Hi all - I am in Arizona right now and the word about is that it costs $75 - even more than I had thought in my previous post I think the price will keep most people away since the views are amazing everywhere. Hiking is wonderful too!