Originally Posted by jpbay
So if a gondola is ok in Grand Canyon maybe I should start seeking investment funds for some more of them. Say Yosemite village to the top of half dome. Crater lake lodge to Wizard Island, maybe across Yellowstone falls. Send money to me now. I'll make sure they are ADA compliant!
Your anti gondola in gc argument is an extermist ones.
Each case needs to evaluate on its unique characteristics.
Your yellowstone falls example....there is already good to excellent acess to the falls for all....A gondola would cause significant negatives impact on the visual enjoyment of the falls for many.
In the case of a gc gondola...there are minimal visual impacts...you will only be able see it, from one very small segement of the gc....there is very limited acess for all for rim - wall - floor experence....the rim, wall and floor each offer a significantly different and important gc experiences.
The concept of a gondola into gc has more benfits than drawbacks.
The concept of a gondola across yellowstone falls has no postives (that I can identify ) and significant drawbacks....I would vigorously oppose such a concept.