Author Topic: Glacier Skywalk  (Read 3939 times)

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Offline zzzz

Glacier Skywalk
« on: May 07, 2014, 01:55:46 pm »
One more reason to take the route covered by the "Great Parks North" maps.

Last September I started my trip in Jasper so I went right by the construction site for this. Even though it was late on a Saturday afternoon, it was fenced in pretty well so there was no snooping around but you could see from the road it was going to be pretty cool.


Offline jamawani

Re: Glacier Skywalk
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 09:25:43 am »
Sorry, but I disagree.
Not only are such things unnecessary, but they actually mar the environment.
It is a means of commercializing nature to the tune of $25 per customer.

Offline John Nelson

Re: Glacier Skywalk
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 10:02:19 am »
I tend to agree with jamawani. There is a similar skywalk over the Grand Canyon in the middle of nowhere. You really don't see much more than you could just standing on the rim. It cost each visitor over $100 (when you include transportation) for very little more than you can get for free. You aren't even allowed to take your camera with you and it's difficult to get to. It's a joke--a rather ugly, landscape-marring joke.

Offline zzzz

Re: Glacier Skywalk
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2014, 10:18:37 am »
I get your point. And I didn't realize it had a $25 entry fee attached to it which seems kind of abusive.

But... if all these things are on a continuum, untouched wilderness (that means no roads to ride on) all the way to the most comercialized natural spot on earth (say.. Niagra Falls) , from what I saw last year it seemed like a pretty modest footprint for the view.