So I have came up with this idea that a tow rope in my local hills park would be pretty rad, and most of you fellow newschoolers would agree that hiking the park sucks compared to being towed up! My high tech engineering skills have came up with an out to lunch theory that it may be possible to use a lawnmower engine with a large enough pulley on the bottom so that a rope could hook in to make a tow rope for a park. Now it would take one heck of a lot more planning than that but its a start at least. It also leaves the question whether to use a gas or electric engine? What size engine/rope? What will it cost to run? Or will it even run!?
I'm pretty much open to any thoughts or comments on this idea, seems like something that would improve our ski area and why not give it a shot.