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Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
24: Nine Months 'til Summer on 11/17/2009 15:06:34 MST Print View

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24: Nine Months 'til Summer

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
excellent on 11/17/2009 16:21:15 MST Print View

Best video yet!

joe newton

Locale: Bergen, Norway
Re: excellent on 11/17/2009 16:34:55 MST Print View

Agreed! Brilliant video. Highly motivational.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
24: Nine months 'til summer on 11/17/2009 16:39:58 MST Print View

Again- excellent stuff! When are the BPL baseball hats going to be available?

Bill Poett
( - F

Locale: Santa Barbara
"24: Nine Months 'til Summer" on 11/17/2009 16:40:17 MST Print View

Thanks Ryan

Loved it, I have little ones at home, and allot of great country less than an hour from my porch. It seems like 24 hr trips are pretty much what I do these days. They keep me sane, current with my gear and skills, without taking too much time from the family.

Tiny request, as much as I love the scenic shots, I'd love to see a little more of you working with your kit, setting up tarp and tents, meal prep, ect. Just my two cents.

Love the work your doing pushing the UL envelope and sharing with us.


Douglas Smith
24 on 11/17/2009 17:24:35 MST Print View

What a great video!!! Thanks so much for all your work putting this together. Excellent quality.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: "24: Nine Months 'til Summer" on 11/17/2009 17:25:43 MST Print View

I didn't hike the hike, only watched the video, and my feet are Freezing just from watching!

Geeze, get some footware. If you frost up we won't get anymore 24:'s.

But, wonderful footage and commentary.

Kathy A Handyside
(earlymusicus) - M

Locale: Southeastern Michigan
Re: 24: Nine Months 'til Summer on 11/17/2009 22:00:18 MST Print View

Oh, wow. What a fantastic video! I love snow, I love snow hiking. Unfortunately, I'm stuck in the suburbia of the Detroit metro area. :( I can't wait to move out west. I'd give anything to be near an area like the Gallitins.

Boy, my feet got cold just watching that stream crossing. {shiver}

Duane Hall
(PKH) - M

Locale: Nova Scotia
Re: nine months until summer on 11/18/2009 03:09:14 MST Print View

A fascinating, enjoyable and instructive video.


Lawton Grinter

Locale: Rocky Mountains
24: Nine Months 'til Summer on 11/18/2009 08:23:12 MST Print View

Great trip. Great video. Great editing. Thanks for sharing.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: 24: Nine Months 'til Summer on 11/18/2009 10:39:08 MST Print View

I'm really enjoying this series of trip reports, keep it up.

Jeff K
(jeff.k) - F

Locale: New York
Re: 24: Nine Months 'til Summer on 11/18/2009 10:51:26 MST Print View

I agree with the others comments. I am greatly enjoying this series and it helped inspire me to do my own 24 trip this weekend.

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
video editing on 11/18/2009 13:47:28 MST Print View

Hi Ryan,

These are a real inspiration - I have already done my first 24'er. What video editing software do you use please.


George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: 24: Nine Months 'til Summer on 11/18/2009 13:58:33 MST Print View


The production quality is excellent - video and audio.

The narrative is superb, too.

Thanks for your great work.

Rebecca Treat
(rebtrea) - M

Locale: the Great Northwest
worthwhile time on my laptop on 11/18/2009 14:13:00 MST Print View

these 24 hour trips are so inspiring...I so appreciate the details about gear and technique...what worked as well as what would have worked better...I just renewed my subscription and next week I will insist my my 2 best girlfriends/hiking partners become members to support this great site...

Patricia Combee
(Trailfrog) - F

Locale: Northeast/Southeast your call
RE 24 on 11/18/2009 18:24:40 MST Print View

Sweet, very Sweet!

Julie Polhemus
(julielite) - F
Alpenglow like firelight on 11/18/2009 23:48:49 MST Print View

Couldn't take my eyes off the video, and, boy, that alpenglow shot!

Thanks for the 24-hour inspiration. Even a full-time Mom can fit that in.

Scott Janz
(nocmanus) - F
Awesome Video on 11/19/2009 08:07:31 MST Print View

Great story, great photo's, and a well put together Video. Now being Featured on Thanks for sharing this.


Ryan Jordan
(ryan) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
24 Videos on 11/19/2009 08:34:39 MST Print View

Thanks for all of your kind comments! This has been a really fun project.

I'm working on the next already, a short hike in Shenandoah NP with Alan Dixon a few weeks ago while I was on a business trip to the DC area. The concept of a 24 became readily apparent on this one, I had a plane to catch!

In response to others, the software used to create these is a combination of iMovie and Final Cut Express, Photoshop, and Illustrator. The film is captured with a number of cameras, including a Panasonic DMC-TS1, Olympus E-P1, Panasonic GF1, and Canon Vixia HF100. Not all of these go on all trips, of course :)

Winter is really starting to come to Montana hard now, so I'm pretty eager to find out what we can do in 24 hours in mountains covered with really deep snow.

In addition, I have plans to do an intermezzo sometime over the winter that takes a more inside look at my 24 hour trip gear, and production of these little films.

Edited by ryan on 11/19/2009 08:35:42 MST.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
24: Nine Months 'til Summer on 11/19/2009 09:06:07 MST Print View

BPL Baseball Hats! When will they be available?