Stop what you are doing and watch the PCT Documentary “Only The Essential” Now!

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If you are looking for the next documentary to watch that will tug feed your wanderlust then you need to stop what you are doing right now and watch Only The Essential. You are taken along for an adventure of a lifetime with Casey Gannon and Colin Arisman as they hike the PCT. Beautiful views, creative editing, and fantastic commentary makes this a must see hiking and backpakcing documentary. Rivaling the quality and beauty of the JMT documentary Mile, Mile and a Half. You will only want more when it ends.

Movie Information

Run time: 40 minutes

Synopsis: In the summer of 2013 Casey Gannon and Colin Arisman thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail with cameras in hand. “Only The Essential” is the story of their 5 month, 2668 mile journey on foot from Mexico to Canada across the wilderness of California, Oregon, and Washington.

Awards: Official 2015 Selection: Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Mountain Graz Film Festival, Maine Outdoor Film Festival, Columbia Gorge Film, Festival, Lyons Film Fest, Green Unplugged Online Fest, Portland Eco-film Festival, Back to Nature Film Festival

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Partners: Granite Gear, Big Agnes, Pacific Crest Trail Association




Adam Nutting relishes being an avid backpacker, hiker, and all-around adventure junkie. While he currently spends his time hiking in the backcountry of southern Arizona, he grew up in Missouri, where he was naturally inclined to spend as much time as he could outdoors. Adam’s passion for the outdoors grew as he climbed the ranks of the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts, eventually attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

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