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Pete McBride

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Nat Geo - Pete and Kevin
Pete McBride

The journey

In 2015, Pete and Kevin set out to complete a mega-transect of the Grand Canyon, walking nearly 800 miles from Lee’s Ferry to the Grand Wash Cliffs near Lake Mead. Turns out they got a lot more than they bargained for. A year later, with stories abound, they managed to complete their route. Read more about their trip in the 2016 National Geographic article ›

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Take a bite out of Kevin and Pete’s route with these 3-4 day trips. Once you get a taste of the Grand Canyon’s  backcountry, you’ll surely be back for more.

Map of a backcountry hike in the Grand Canyon.

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Hungry for more?

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Bright Angel Trail in winter

Winter guide to canyon

Where to go, what to wear, and how to prepare for your winter visit to the Grand Canyon. Read more ›

Grand Canyon in a Day

Grand Canyon in a day

You've got one day to spend in Grand Canyon National Park. Be sure to hit the highlights?


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About Pete and Kevin

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Kevin Fedarko

Kevin Fedarko left his post as a top editor at Outside magazine for the dusty abyss of freelance writing and the Grand Canyon. Kevin is the author of "The Emerald Mile," and his work has been featured in National Geographic Adventure, Esquire, and Time, among other publications.

Nat Geo - Pete McBride

Nat Geo - Pete McBride
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Pete McBride

Pete McBride is an award-winning photographer, writer, and filmmaker. Pete has traveled to over 70 countries for a number of publications and companies, including National Geographic Society, Outside magazine, Patagonia, and The Nature Conservancy.

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