[OPEN LETTER] Dear Grand Canyon gondola developers: Can we build one on Mt. Rainier next?

Proposed tramline. :Photo courtesy Grand Canyon Trust
Proposed tramline. :Photo courtesy Grand Canyon Trust

By Brendan Leonard | adventure journal

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)

Dear Lamar Whitmer, Managing Partner of Confluence Partners LLC:

It looks like your plan to build a gondola to a restaurant at the bottom of the Grand Canyon is really coming together. I mean, I know lots of people—river runners, Navajo tribe members, and other people who enjoy the Grand Canyon’s preservation as a wild place—are quite incensed at the idea of hauling 10,000 visitors per day down to the bottom of an otherwise sacred place (you can’t even camp there right now!) and are fighting you tooth and nail. But it seems like you’re pushing ahead without getting discouraged. That’s great. Haters gonna hate, you know?


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