It’s a fact that a vast majority of the nearly 5 million people who visit this place each year will never step past the fence on the South Rim. It’s a tough journey down, and a tougher one back up from the bottom. If we never build a gondola here, a shortcut around that tough journey, then the people who make the sacrifices and dig deep to find the strength to get themselves down here and back, the people willing to have an adventure, will see that this place remains special because of the story we tell our kids: that the hard work is worth it.
Semi-Rad writing about keeping our national parks special. I agree.