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Only the Essential: A Hike from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail (2014)

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 ... See full summary »

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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. Runtime: 40 Minutes Documentary: Outdoor / Adventure Watch Trailer: vimeo.com/91685304 Full Screener: vimeo.com/111826794 - Password: pct

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Excellent Little Movie
11 March 2016 | by RbDerajSee all my reviews

This short-film/documentary follows lives of a few hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail and their journey from Mexico to Canada. The imagery is wonderful and captures the essence of the awe-inspiring nature around them. For a couple of amateurs the film has amazing production value, and is very well done. The script was well written (a little too philosophical at times) but hard to take seriously some of the time with the narrator's dull monotone monologue. I definitely appreciate the effort put in to it and the objective of it all. The makers simply wanted to share the amazing experience that they had on the trail and give others an inspiring look inside. This film deserves some more exposure and it's sure to make you want to go for a hike.


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