High-tech mapping unveiled this week allows armchair travelers to virtually hike California's state parks.
And some of the images captured over the course of three months are spectacular, especially if you have a nice, big screen. It was a partnership between Google and California parks that brought about the interactive maps.
Google's Trekker put the street view camera system onto a wearable backpack, snapping photos as the wearer hiked.
Elizabeth Goldstein of the California State Parks Foundation told the L.A. Times: "Information is key for people who are not active users of state parks. You want to know what a place is like."