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Glockrunner
11-01-2005, 08:58
Scheduled to open Jan. 1, 2006 Hualapai Indian Reservation

* Juts about 70 feet into the canyon, 4000 ft above Colorado River
* Will accommodate 120 people comfortably (how comfortable would you be?)
* Built with more than a million pounds of steel beams, and includes
dampeners that minimize the structure's vibration
* Designed to hold 72 million pounds, withstand an 8.0 magnitude
earthquake 50 miles away, and withstand winds in excess of 100 mph
* The walkway has a glass bottom and sides...four inches thick

vafish
11-02-2005, 10:14
Originally posted by Glockrunner
Scheduled to open Jan. 1, 2006 Hualapai Indian Reservation

* Juts about 70 feet into the canyon, 4000 ft above Colorado River
* Will accommodate 120 people comfortably (how comfortable would you be?)
* Built with more than a million pounds of steel beams, and includes
dampeners that minimize the structure's vibration
* Designed to hold 72 million pounds, withstand an 8.0 magnitude
earthquake 50 miles away, and withstand winds in excess of 100 mph
* The walkway has a glass bottom and sides...four inches thick

Not without a parachute!

Glass floor and walls, can you imagine trying to keep that clean and scratch free so people can actually see through it?

I did the Valley of the Giants tree top walk in Australia, it's only 120 feet up, kids hated it, and there was a real fat family in front of us, we kept waiting until they cleared the next span before we'd move on.

http://www.valleyofthegiants.com.au/treetopwalk.html

HandyMan Hugh
11-02-2005, 11:13
That's a nice picture! What you don't see is the white coated crew with the straight jackets waiting for the nice people when they come back from their walk.;g ;f ;g

Glkster19
11-03-2005, 10:02
It is quite a nice site there. Back in May we hiked down the canyon and stayed in a hotel on that reservation. I saw enough, I won't be walking out there for a better view.

Sugarfoot
11-03-2005, 11:30
I'm not interested in doing it for free.. There will be a $25 admission fee according to the website..

okie
11-03-2005, 13:17
I believe I would crap my pants;P

Glockrunner
11-03-2005, 14:04
I know I would, too. ;P ;P

pesticidal
11-03-2005, 14:13
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not interested..

pdxbubba
11-07-2005, 15:11
Should be relatively easy to keep it scratch free.... there aren't many who will cough up 25 bucks and walk out over it.

Cross-X
11-08-2005, 05:56
How could this be? Am I the first one to call BS????