Seth Levy posted Friday, September 30, 2011 at 11:20 am
This summer, a group of eight multi-media artists known as the John Muir Project loaded up with more than 60 pounds of video equipment to record their experiences on the 230-mile John Muir Trail (JMT) over 25 days.
The result is a stunning video that is everything most hiking videos aren't: exciting, kinetic, joyful, and inspiring. Where many films portray the hiking experience as slow-moving drudgery, the John Muir Project uses masterful editing, a bouncy soundtrack, and the natural beauty of the High Sierras to highlight the transcendent parts of the trail experience.
Watching this video gave me a brief twinge that this summer's hiking season is fading fast!