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Have You Seen Google Trekker's View of the Grand Canyon Yet?

By February 12, 2013

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Along the Placer River, AlaskaWhen Google first announced their plans to bring "Street View" to the Grand Canyon using a backpack version of their camera car, I was a little dubious. Then I happened across the actual result and I have to say:

  1. The line "Grand Canyon: Address is approximate" really cracks me up.
  2. I bet backpack manufacturers are really bummed that you can't really recognize their logos or packs in the images.
  3. How freaking cool is this whole idea?!
  4. Okay, that lasted about ten seconds. Why am I sitting at my computer staring at a virtual hike? Time to head outside!
  5. Hey, Google -- how can I get that job? No, really, I'd haul a camera around for you. Call me!

What do you think? (Their peek behind the scenes is pretty cool too.)

Photo Lisa Maloney: Okay, Google Street View. You've got the Grand Canyon. But have you got THIS? I don't think so!

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