“You must be joking” tourist site opens

March 21, 2007

I’m kind of losing the urge to travel. What’s there to see? Now we have a just-opened glass-bottom walkway perched 4,000 feet over the Grand Canyon

Excuse me? I’m supposed to pay you so I can walk out there and look below my shoes into eternal bottomless nothingness? That’s not how it works. You offer to pay me four million dollars to walk out there, and I still say no. Not even if you throw in a t-shirt that says, “Mom and Dad visited the Skywalk and aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!”

And I really don’t want to be the poor guy who runs the snack concession at this site. “Yessir, a nice chili dog before you go for your skywalk?” Tim Gaynor reports:

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Members of the media get a view from the Skywalk after dedication ceremonies at the Grand Canyon West on the Hualapai Indian Reservation in Arizona, March 20, 2007. REUTERS/Jeff Topping


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I originally thought that was an overlook for the huge sinkhole in Guatemala ( http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNe ws/idUSN2333586020070223 ). I’ve wanted to see the whole way down ever since I first saw those pictures.

Posted by Anita | Report as abusive

Dude, the first time I ever went to the Grand Canyon was when they first proposed the Skywalk. But you know what they say…it’s not the fall that will kill you…it’s the hitting the ground part.

Posted by K | Report as abusive

B.A.S.E. JUMP! B.A.S.E. Jump!

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Shoulda seen the horse it fell offun.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Luke nah. Just can’t bring myself to write it.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Sponsored, in part, by Windex.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

After the series of eyelets are complete, scientists theorize that winches strung with great kevlar ropes can be used ever so gradually to “tie up” the grand canyon.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

If the skywalk turns out to be too tiring, a dirtnap is just a quick 4000 feet away.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Interesting picture … was it taken from the SkyBox SkyWalk?

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

No thanks.. O.O

Posted by Lady Weasel | Report as abusive

I would go on it.. If I get a running start that is.

Posted by Ed | Report as abusive

Makes one thing on Indy & the last crusade

Posted by JT | Report as abusive

Warning sign ideas for the Skywalk.

No hocking loogies.
No opera sopranos allowed within 500 feet.
No stickers on edge of adjoining panes of glass saying “Next glass panel removed for cleaning, please jump across”.
No dangling younger siblings.
No dangling FBI mob informants.
No mafia litter.
Toddler harnesses are NOT rated to be used for bungie jumping!

Posted by Jon | Report as abusive