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Old 05-28-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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You might enjoy, the Grand Canyon Skywalk!


YouTube - The Grand Canyon Skywalk

Or maybe the new Hoover Dam By-pass bridge!






YouTube - Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge

2 hints: 1. The sky walk is not worth the $25 the Indians charge to walk out on it. And the west rim of the Grand Canyon is not worth the $50 the Indians charge to see it. Go to the south rim. It is free and the views are absolutely stunning. And the bridge by pass is not yet open. Was just there a week ago. Once it opens, Hoover will be closed to all motor traffic and only pedestrians and bicycles will be allowed on it. I don't know for sure but I suspect the new bridge will be for vehicles only (although it looks fun to base jump).
Now if you REALLY want to test your heights and overcome the fear, THIS is the place:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCo8x5XyZiA
It is like jumping off a 100 floor building
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:42 AM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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Just thought this was so needless. They have that fence and those signs for a reason! Taking a risk without a payoff is foolish. The Space Shuttle has risk (as we well know), but exploration always has that. But it has payoff for mankind, too.

Banker Falls To His Death At Stone Mountain - News Story - WSB Atlanta

Here's the length of fence he climbed over:




YouTube - On Top of Stone Mountain
That's a bad way to die. I wonder how many other people have fell off the mountain
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:48 AM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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If you climb to the top and look out over the north face --weel, it is scary.

How they were able to carve into the granite is beyond me. I think one/two workers may have died.
I was there yesterday & those fences are really only 4 feet high & its very easy to jump over them, not sure why anyone would though.the area at the top that is contained in the fence is a pretty big area though.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Chamblee
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That's a bad way to die. I wonder how many other people have fell off the mountain
Moe than you would think... People do stupid things, and pay the price.
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:05 AM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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Moe than you would think... People do stupid things, and pay the price.
I'm sure but has the park ever been sued for these deaths? Idk if I ran the place Id have better fences installed or at least some beam reader that sound off when someone crosses it. I'm peoplee died while they were making that carving too
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