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Now You Can Kayak The Grand Canyon -- Without Ever Touching Water

By Ryan Grenoble

Getting a permit to raft the Grand Canyon is a notoriously difficult affair involving weighted lotteries, years of waiting and meticulously scheduled trips.

Now, thanks to Google Maps, armchair adventurers can go anytime they want.

The company announced Thursday that the folks in its mapping division have added to Google Street View a 286-mile stretch of the Colorado River, granting digital access to some of the Grand Canyon’s premier sites, most of which can be reached only by boat. The project is the result of a collaboration between conservation group American Rivers and Google.

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Source: Huffington Post Green