While looking for something on Amazon.com I saw a recommended instant video. It happened to be Flip Flop Flippin. A documentary I had been wanting to find. I took at look and ended up renting it. From there I ended up going down this rabbit hole of videos and shows I could rent very cheaply. I also learned that if I had Amazon Prime account some of them are even free. Here are some of the videos that I put on my watch list.
1. “Flip Flop Flippin’ – One man’s search for character(s) on the A.T.”
Scott “Squatch” Herriott section-hiked the 2,650 mile-long Pacific Crest Trail and made four films about his adventures (“Walk” films available here at Amazon). Now he attempts to hike the entire 2,100+ mile-long Appalachian Trail in one hiking season while searching for the interesting, inspiring, sometimes whacked-out and always dirt-laden folk who make up the long-distance hiking community.
Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes
2. Flip Flop Flippin’ 2 – A Search for Character(s) continues on the A.T
Scott Herriott attempted to hike the entire 2,175 mile-long Appalachian Trail in one hiking season. While his film “Flip Flop Flippin'” was completed, he only ended up doing half of the trail due to injury. But the joy he experienced along with the wonderful and strange folk he met along the way, coupled with the desire to finish the trail, led him back for more interviews and shenanigins in 2012.
Runtime: 1hour 21 minutes
3. Trail Angels
‘Trail Angels’ is an inspiring portrait of unsung heroes who have made it their quest to help the seasonal thru-hikers of the Appalachian Trail, a pilgrimage of five million footsteps.
Runtime: 1 hour 22 minutes
4. Alone Across Alaska: 1,000 Miles of Wilderness
“One summer I set off alone in an attempt to cross a thousand miles of the most remote wilderness in America, the Brooks Range of northern Alaska. It was a journey of mountains and solitude, river crossings and rapids, mountain passes and gravel bars, wolves, grizzlies, and caribou.” Join the adventure with this documentary of an epic solo adventure across the trackless wilds of Alaska!
Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
5. Beauty Beneath the Dirt
Beauty Beneath the Dirt follows the story of three young urbanites as they attempt to balance family, friendship, and personal happiness while hiking from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail.
Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes
6. Mile Mile and a Half
A group of artists hike the John Muir Trail & bring back their experiences. 219 miles in 25 days. Come laugh, limp, sing & walk with us.
Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes
Scott Herriott, a self-proclaimed lazy***, had no desire to hike 2,658 miles (at least in the same calendar year). So, instead, he went out and interviewed those who were attempting to do so on the Pacific Crest Trail. Blisters and hilarity ensue.
Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes
8. Walking The Camino: Six Ways To Santiago
A profile of six pilgrims taking the Camino De Santiago pilgrimage through Spain.
Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes
9. The Art of Walking
Australia’s most spectacular coastline is the setting for this very special documentary. A journey that conjures the beauty held deep within three remarkable people.
Runtime: 48 minutes
10. Las Peregrinas…the Women Who Walk
Las Peregrinas chronicles a group of first-time women pilgrims on their own individual journeys of self-discovery as they walk on the ancient pilgrimage route in Spain known as the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.
Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes