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Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast

Nov 17, 2020

Show Notes:

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.

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Show Notes with Pete McBride

- Marty Sheppard was on the podcast in episode 76 and was the person who introduced me to Martin’s Boat.

- Chasing Water was a great movie that was released in 2011 and covered the history of the Colorado River. 

- We talk about Martin Litton and the impact on protecting the Grand Canyon.   Here's an interview with Martin.

- OARS created the Marbled Canyon boat

- Kevin Fedarko was in the front of the boat with Martin in Lava.  Kevin wrote the Emerald Mile.

- Into the Canyon, the movie on hiking 750 miles of the Grand Canyon

- A pic of the Little Colorado confluence with the Colorado

- The Grand Canyon Trust is a group that is helping to protect the National Park. 

- Pete compares Kevin Fedarko to Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh.

- John Gierach was on the podcast here and talked about the almost crash.

You can find Pete at

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

Resources Noted in the Show

The Emerald Mile Book by Kevin Fedarko

Grand Canyon Between River and Rim

Videos Noted in the Show

Martin’s Boat

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 in the Grand Canyon and some conservation issues.  If you haven't watched Martin's boat, press pause and head over to youtube and have a view.

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