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Standing on the Edge

 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/2018/10/grand-canyon-hike-conservation-pete-mcbride-book/

 

 

If any of you have not seen the film "The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim" - please look for it.  The 750 mile journey - over 71 days, broken up into separate legs is a feat fewer than 30 people have ever accomplished.  Only 8 people have done it in a single push.  When I keep saying that the images we show only represent a small fraction of the Canyon - the film and the book will show you more of it than you can imagine. They say that any view you get from anywhere on the rim will show you less than 1/5th of the total Canyon - You'll get a good feel for truly how extraordinary and massive this gem is.

 

"McBride and Fedarko—from Basalt, Colorado, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, respectively—documented their experience for National Geographic in advance of the National Park System’s Centennial in 2016. Although they originally entertained notions of being able to hike the Grand Canyon in a continuous push—a feat only eight people have ever accomplished—the extreme difficulty of the hike quickly set in.

“We got annihilated on the first leg,” says McBride. They decided to it break up into more manageable legs, spread out over a year.

 

 

 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/2018/10/grand-canyon-hike-conservation-pete-mcbride-book/

 

 

 

photoblog image 2019 GCNP 4  B.jpg

Standing on the Edge

 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/2018/10/grand-canyon-hike-conservation-pete-mcbride-book/

 

 

If any of you have not seen the film "The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim" - please look for it.  The 750 mile journey - over 71 days, broken up into separate legs is a feat fewer than 30 people have ever accomplished.  Only 8 people have done it in a single push.  When I keep saying that the images we show only represent a small fraction of the Canyon - the film and the book will show you more of it than you can imagine. They say that any view you get from anywhere on the rim will show you less than 1/5th of the total Canyon - You'll get a good feel for truly how extraordinary and massive this gem is.

 

"McBride and Fedarko—from Basalt, Colorado, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, respectively—documented their experience for National Geographic in advance of the National Park System’s Centennial in 2016. Although they originally entertained notions of being able to hike the Grand Canyon in a continuous push—a feat only eight people have ever accomplished—the extreme difficulty of the hike quickly set in.

“We got annihilated on the first leg,” says McBride. They decided to it break up into more manageable legs, spread out over a year.

 

 

 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/2018/10/grand-canyon-hike-conservation-pete-mcbride-book/

 

 

 

photoblog image 2019 GCNP 4  B.jpg

comments (22)

Great colour in this shot Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Frank - pretty much SOOC!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Jul 2019, 02:34
Excellent!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ray!
  • harry
  • Germany
  • 15 Jul 2019, 03:17
nice scenic - very dramatic
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Harry!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 15 Jul 2019, 03:23
Gorgeous view with the warm sunburst just over the horizon! I love the second shot as well as it illustrates the depth of the canyon and reveals more of the snow to the left.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Steven! Much appreciated!
Magnifiques photos avec ce beau coucher de soleil.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Martine!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Jul 2019, 05:22
Fascinating!!!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Philine!
I would LOVE to see that movie, Elizabeth, so we will try to find it. I had no idea!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I hope you can find it, Ginnie - it's amazing to follow them - a couple of "regular joe's" doing an extraordinary thing!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Jul 2019, 06:15
What a fabulous pictures, Elizabeth, Great timing on the top one.... I hope you printed that one and framed it... "That" is Frank.......
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Astrid! I haven't - but maybe I will! Yes - "That" IS Frank, indeed!!!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Jul 2019, 06:18
Thank you for the link Elizabeth. I will look with interest
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I hope you can load it, it's wonderful!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Jul 2019, 07:02
It's taken me 29 years to walk from Winchester to to Eastbourne on the South Downs Way so I'm not surprised that McBride decided tp break it into manageable legs.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile smile smile Very good, Alan!
I will try to have a look at the link later E.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I hope you can - it's well worth the time!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 15 Jul 2019, 08:24
I will look out for it.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I hope you can watch it - it's amazing, and well worth the time!
Love how you've composed this with the sun and Frank, Elizabeth!
It's on my bucket list to visit the Canyon smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Martin! It screamed to be taken!! smile
C'mon over!
I just let my grandchildren cut out pictures of the grand canyon for 'books' they were making at my house.
Grand Canyon Country
Its Magesty and Its Love
by Seymour Fishbein
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Fabulous, Mary!!!! Love that!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Jul 2019, 10:52
The top one is a likey.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Louis!!
At least Frank is part of the way there, it is a good shot of him and the canyon. Great link, Pete McBride had some stamina. Further to my email our newspaper on Saturday had a two page spread about the canyon, partly drawing attention to holiday compnies that arrange multi-day holidays in the area and also what is worth seeing on the South, West and Northern rims that are reasonably easy for the average tourist to get to, oh to be a couple of decades younger and a bit fitter.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Brian! I'm glad you were able to follow the link... They're amazing guys!
What a coincidence about the canyon! I know you and Maureen would love it... There are some relatively accessible areas...
Incredible. Love the light here.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Ruthie!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Jul 2019, 14:46
Wow! As I've said before I just cannot comprehend the size of this wonderful place
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: No one really can... smile Thank you, Anne!
You could call this "Fearless Frank in Perilous Position" smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: HA!! Excellent, Tom!!!!
You are an expert in getting the most wonderful images of the Canyon, Elizabeth. Will try to locate the film.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Beverly! I go often enough, and take enough shots - some are bound to turn out! smile
I hope you can find it - it's wonderful!
two spectacular imaged with the flare of the sun Elizabeth... i even like the one with Frank giving scale to the picture... i enjoyed the story about McBride and Fedarko thinking that they would with complete their project in a continuing pushsmile... that lasted a year....petersmile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Peter!
Those guys are amazing!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 16 Jul 2019, 02:57
i could never have done that

you did a fine job of controlling the harsh light
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Me neither! I have so much admiration for those guys - they're amazing! And the film shows just how difficult it was!

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