I continue to love and be impressed by what comes out of Google nowadays. Google Streetview Treks is only the latest new idea. Being able to look at streetviews of actual hikes and places where the car can't go will only help to open the world's eyes to what is out there.
It's another in the long line of ideas that just makes sense when you first hear about it, like it should have been done a long time ago. But that's how you know it's a great idea -- because everyone gets it.
They're also offering to lend the equipment to people and organizations that can get to those remote locations