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“Into The Canyon” Explores Allure, Future Of The Grand Canyon

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9min 19sec
Courtesy of James Jacobs

How many pairs of shoes does it take to hike from one end of Grand Canyon National Park to the other? Pete McBride and his friend Kevin Fedarko wore through 8 pairs and sprained 4 ankles between the two of them. They're among about three dozen people who have completed the 750 mile hike. It took them 71 days spread over about a year to section hike the Grand Canyon. McBride has made a documentary about the trek, and about development in and around the park that he sees as a threat to pristine wilderness.