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As they make their way into remote western Grand Canyon—the “Godscape”—the team members face a constant, unrelenting fear: running out of water. The scarcity of water poses a unifying challenge to all those who want to preserve and develop the park.
The final chapter of a three-part series following photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko as they attempt to hike the length of the Grand Canyon, a feat few have accomplished, and explore the challenges that are threatening the future of this iconic national park.
See how Pete and Kevin got this far by watching Part 1: A 650-Mile Challenge and Part 2: Frozen Shoes and Low on Food
Follow their epic journey in an interactive map to see the route that only a handful of people have ever successfully completed.
Read “Are We Losing the Grand Canyon,” National Geographic Magazine’s in-depth story about the development pressures facing the Grand Canyon.
© 2016 Peter McBride Productions LLC, WGBH Educational Foundation, National Geographic Partners, LLC with support from the National Geographic Society
Epic Grand Canyon Hike: Thirst and Threats in the Godscape (Part 3) | National Geographic