Pete McBride, one of the great outdoor film makers for National Geographic, is here to tell the story of the Grand Canyon through the documentary Martin’s Boat and the 750 mile long hike through the canyon.
Pete has produced a number of great films and we dig into some of this history and his experience writing and producing films in the outdoor niche.
Click below and listen to the Pete McBride Podcast:
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Show Notes with Pete McBride
02:50 – Marty Sheppard was on the podcast in episode 76 and was the person who introduced me to Martin’s Boat.
04:15 – Chasing Water was a great movie that was released in 2011 and covered the history of the Colorado River.
05:00 – We talk about Martin Litton and the impact on protecting the Grand Canyon. Here’s an interview with Martin.
07:30 – OARS created the Marbled Canyon boat
10:15 – Kevin Fedarko was in the front of the boat with Martin in Lava. Kevin wrote the Emerald Mile.
24:45 – Into the Canyon, the movie on hiking 750 miles of the Grand Canyon
32:20 – A pic of the Little Colorado confluence with the Colorado
33:00 – The Grand Canyon Trust is a group that is helping to protect the National Park.
35:00 – Pete compares Kevin Fedarko to Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh.
50:10 – John Gierach was on the podcast here and talked about the almost crash.
You can find Pete at PeteMcBride.com
Pete McBride Movies:
2019 – Into the Canyon
2016 – Holy (un)holy river
2016 – Martins Boat
2014 – Delta Dawn
2014 – River of Eden
2013 – I am Red
2013 – The Water Tower
2011 – Chasing Water
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Conclusion with Pete McBride
Pete McBride, film producer and writer for National Geographic is here to share some great stories on the Grand Canyon and other travels around the world.
We explore the documentary Martin’s Boat, which sheds light on drift boats (dories) in the Grand Canyon and some conservation issues that Pete is raising awareness for. If you haven’t watched Martin’s boat, press pause and click the video link above to be blow away!