Travel :: The John Muir Trail

The Muir Project

This is trailer is something closer to home, figuratively and physically, than the previous videos that I’ve posted this month.  This is only a thousand or more miles south of where I live and looks relatively familiar.  I like to spend weekend up in the mountains hiking and being away from city life, which is a whole other experience all on its own.  Sometimes you only have to go as far as your backyard to experience something new.

I think what I like most about this film is the combination of art and the outdoors.  These are two things that I’m passionate about (can you tell?) and I like the blend of the two.  It also brings back memories of taking a travel photography class in college while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.  The scenery was very different, but the idea of documenting your journey on camera and in journals makes the experience very different from a day hike.  You notice more about your surroundings and reflect more about what you are going through emotionally and physically.  It also takes your mind off things when you feel like curling up in a ball and giving up for the day.  Documenting the the journey through art is a very powerful thing.

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