In the words of The Muir Project Team “In an epic snow year, five friends leave their daily lives behind to hike California’s historic John Muir Trail, a 211-mile stretch from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the contiguous U.S.). Their goal — complete the journey in 25 days while capturing the amazing sights & sounds they encounter along the way. Inspired by their bond, humor, artistry & dedication, the group continues to grow: to include other artists, musicians & adventure seekers. Before they all reach the summit, hikers and viewers alike affirm the old adage — it’s about the journey, not the destination. Mile… Mile & A Half is the feature-length documentary of that journey…” – See more at: The Muir Project Website
The trailer for this video hit the interwebs and was quickly spread across all social media outlets. The trailer alone made the John Muir Trail a must do on my bucket list of life. I know I am not the only one who did the same thing. I started to research their project and followed the adventure to get the documentary funded and then completed. The Muir Project team used Kickstarter to successfully help fund the documentary. I funded the video and was able to get a DVD sent to me as a perk for funding the project. When the DVD arrived in the mail I put it directly in the DVD Player and hit play. The excitement to watch it was beyond words.
The Muir Project team did not disappoint. A fantastic adventure of heartbreak, friendship, and determination. Throw in some crazy characters with hundreds of pounds of extra video, sound, and various other equipment and you have a great time. Add in amazing music by Opus Orange and its Aces in my book. If you are hiker, backpacker or even couch adventurer this movie is a must see. They are currently traveling around the United States on a premier tour. To find out their next stops check out their tour schedue.
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