Did You Know You Can See Iconic Missoula Views Using Google Street View?
When I stumbled on this neat trick today, I audibly gasped and said, "Oh my god!"
I was using Google Maps to look at the Adams Center on the University of Montana Campus, and I wanted to see the street view, so I used the "person icon" and set it down at the back of the building.
But I didn't end up on the back side of the building, I ended up...somewhere else.
No way! This couldn't possibly be what I think it is, right? So I tracked with my mouse virtually down the hallway a little further.
I came around the corner and saw the player and again thought, no, it can't be. And then it was.
Yes, that light at the end of the tunnel leads to Washington Grizzly Stadium...
...and right onto the field.
Like, right into the middle of the field.
I had no idea you could take a virtual tour of the stadium.
So then I started to wonder, what else could I "visit" virtually just by using the street view on Google Maps? It didn't take me long to discover that a famous landmark near the stadium was also visible.
That's right, you can see the "M" trail using Google Street View. But more than that, you can virtually climb the M all the way to the top of the trail.
You can virtually "sit" on the M using Google Street View.
This is an incredible way to make parts of Missoula accessible to diverse populations. Anyone with a computer and an internet connection can enjoy these unique and special views. As someone who on occasion needs the assistance of a mobility aid, I'm grateful that on the days when I'm having trouble walking, I can still vicariously take a trip up Mount Sentinel.