How much would you pay to see the Grand Canyon? Would you pay $5 to see Niagra Falls in person?
In our backyard is Mendenhall Glacier, one of the world’s marvels. If it doesn’t appear marvelous, it’s only because we see it so often. The cliché says “familiarity breeds contempt.”
The more you’re around something, the more you take it for granted and the less marvelous it becomes.
Just ask John Neary, the director of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, for evidence. He’s heard an earful since he announced that the visitor center is planning to raise its visitor fee.