May 14, 2019 / Modified may 21, 2019 8:59 a.m.

Operation Grand Canyon with Dan Snow: Part 2

A team of modern adventurers take on the massive challenge of reliving the first ever exploration of the mighty Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

Part 2
Dan Snow and the team of historians and geologists continue their epic adventure down the Colorado River in antique wooden boast, recreating the famous 1869 expedition of pioneer John Wesley Powell. In the second episode, the crew make use of the 19th-century surveying equipment that they have brought along on their journey, recording geological data and taking photographs of their surroundings with a period 3D camera.

Operation Grand Canyon with Dan Snow, Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.

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