Thursday, March 22, 2007
Grand Canyon Skywalk
My mom and I have to try this!
I found this photo in the Reuters top pictures of the day yesterday and saved it. Here's the caption that accompanied the photo:
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. When visitors step out on the new U-shaped observation platform, they will be standing on all-glass flooring suspended 4,000 feet above the Colorado River.
A quick Google turned up the official website for the Skywalk, which says the gravity-defying walkway opens to the public March 28, 2007.
I'm starting to think that Arizona (and maybe New Mexico too) isn't a good destination for July and August. We might want to save our visit to Arizona for a cooler time of the year and bring my sister along for that part of the trip, so she can go out beyond the cliff with us.
Of course, if we really gather up the nerve to go out on the Skywalk, I'm sure I'll be white-knuckling the railing on my walk around the loop...