Emerald Mile author Kevin Fedarko presents his work on the Grand Canyon with the Grand Canyon Trust, as part of the KiMo Theater's Signature 90 anniversary series. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required, here.
About the talk:
Between River and Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon
About the same number of people have continuously thru-hiked the Grand Canyon as have walked on the moon.
A few dozen more have hiked it in sections. Two of them — author Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride — tell their tales of trail-less miles through the heart of the Grand Canyon and the threats to the canyon they discovered along the way.
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 http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/09/grand-canyon-development-hiking-national-parks/
Join us to hear Kevin speak about their journey, including everything from blisters and trail mishaps to development schemes and uranium mining surrounding the canyon.
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. Kevin’s New York Times bestselling book, The Emerald Mile, will be for sale at this event where the author will also do a book signing.
For more than three decades, the Grand Canyon Trust has been fighting to protect the Grand Canyon from encroaching threats from outside developments. Learn more at Grandcanyontrust.org.