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(Out There Colorado)   Google plans to take a 360-degree view of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. It won't quite feel like the real thing without feeling the severe sunburn and listening to drunken idiots on your raft, but it's a start   (outtherecolorado.com) divider line 18
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2014-03-13 08:00:22 PM
It's already done, I think.
 
2014-03-13 08:04:09 PM
Don't forget the sounds of people crapping in metal 55 gallon drums. Or do they crap somewhere else nowadays?
 
2014-03-13 08:04:11 PM
DNRTFA, then RTFA, then reread subby's headline...  Subby apparently did not RTFA.  Went live Thursday. 

/We're both guilty.  Oh well.  You have the link to the cool stuff now.  See above.
 
2014-03-13 08:04:53 PM
Already been done. Looks like this:
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2014-03-13 08:33:31 PM
The Grand Canyon is an amazing place.  I am exited for this.

NerdCoreRageQuit: It's already done, I think.


Thanks!
 
2014-03-13 09:59:31 PM
That's pretty awesome, truth be told.
 
2014-03-13 10:05:12 PM
It works in Google Earth if you click in the center of the river. No blue line, though.
 
2014-03-13 10:48:18 PM
I may be biased, but the Colorado River actually flows into the Green River

/just sayin'
 
2014-03-13 11:50:36 PM
Coming at you in full-on John Wesley Powell-vision!
 
2014-03-13 11:55:54 PM

germ78: Coming at you in full-on John Wesley Powell-vision!


Exactly!
 
2014-03-14 01:31:01 AM
Where's Kevin Bacon chasing Meryl Streep?
 
2014-03-14 02:01:51 AM
I went once, and it turns out I'm actually afraid of the damn thing. I get to the south rim station, try and see the bottom from behind the wall, and it's not a high wall and there are trees in the way and the banking keeps you from seeing the bottom of the part I'm at. It's not helped by the fact that I saw a book in my house before we left about people who fell in and died.

Eventually I catch myself before leaning too far in, but now I'm a bit spooked, and then we go on the bus to see various vistas... I'm on the side of the bus right up against the rim. I look down, I can't see the road from my window, too close to the rim. The first vista has no guardrail, and my mom and dad do a bit of hiking while I want no part of anything next to the rim by now. I stake out something resembling terra firma and just... sit there like a rock, afraid to move an inch. We get back on the bus, we go to further vistas which just look deeper and starker and more imposing, and my mood does not improve one bit.

The fourth vista was called 'The Abyss' and right there is when I checked out completely. I just stay on the bus until it hits the gift shop somewhere past the eighth vista, my head is buried in the back of the seat ahead of me by now because AAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

The gift shop requires about ten feet of rim hiking to enter with only a wooden fence keeping you from going over. Aack.

On the way back, the tour bus operator notes that the road we're on- the road back is a bit more inland- won't be able to be used much longer for fear of it falling into the canyon. AAAAAAA. AAAAAAA. AAAAAAAA.

When we leave, I do not release the grip on the front seat of the rental car until we're well past Tusuyan for fear of THE CANYON EATING ME AAAAAAAAAA.

Please note, I am well into my 20's at the time of this story.
 
2014-03-14 02:13:15 AM
Rafted it twice, doing an all-paddle trip both times. Experience of a lifetime. If you're in good shape and can manage to take a couple weeks off work and experience it, I cannot recommend it enough - take your time, stop, hike, and see everything you can.

If you can't manage to do that, still take one of the motor trips - you won't get to have the fun of the rapids, but the scenery and hiking is pristine.


TheShavingofOccam123: Don't forget the sounds of people crapping in metal 55 gallon drums. Or do they crap somewhere else nowadays?


Both of my trips used ammo canisters which were swapped for new ones every 2 days. It works surprisingly well.
 
2014-03-14 07:51:08 AM
The blurring out of the raft is a little disconcerting.  Random hats and waving arms keep popping up in the frames, like ghosts from John Wesley Powell's expedition.

Also, read "Over the Edge, Death in the Canyon"...
 
2014-03-14 09:29:19 AM

A10Mechanic: read "Over the Edge, Death in the Canyon"...


That was it. That was the book that started me along the path of Marge Simpson running up and down the plane screaming LEMME OFF LEMME OFF LEMME OFF LEMME OFF LEMME OFF LEMME OFF LEMME OFF LEMME OFF LEMME OFF.
 
2014-03-14 09:52:46 AM

Gosling: The first vista has no guardrail, and my mom and dad do a bit of hiking while I want no part of anything next to the rim by now. I stake out something resembling terra firma and just... sit there like a rock, afraid to move an inch.


Joe Dirt?
 
2014-03-14 09:58:06 AM
That's not right that it went live on Thursday, I saw it at least a month ago. Was checking out street view reliving my last southwest tour, saw the line going straight down the canyon and did a double take. There's also views of the Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails, makes me want to go back tomorrow.
 
2014-03-14 10:16:25 AM
I went on a Grand Canyon adventure in 2013 so here are some pictures.  I am not an experienced hiker or outdoorsman but this was one of the coolest things I have ever done.  The waterfalls at the bottom of the Canyon are breath taking and refreshing after the long hike.  I, of course, was sucked down a smaller waterfall and came out all bloody (my glasses stayed on my face somehow).  The older Native American woman sitting nearby was amused.  Yet another example of when my nerdiness gets in the way of my dorkiness.

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