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Robert Perkins
(rp3957)

Locale: The Sierras
Muir Project Video on 09/18/2011 09:46:14 MDT Print View

I'm not sure if this has been posted yet or not, but this is a cool teaser video of an upcoming project, (full length video ?), from these guys. I was doing a weekend training/fishing hike to get the feet and lungs ready for my upcoming JMT hike when our group ran into these guys at Rae Lakes to witness that sunset over Fin Dome. It had been raining from about 11:00AM that day and the rain broke for awhile giving us a spectacular sunset over Rae Lakes. These guys were pretty cool folks and were carrying a LOT of gear, but man what a spectacular video!!

http://vimeo.com/28965851

Edited by rp3957 on 10/17/2011 20:51:44 MDT.

Chris Muthig
(cmuthig) - M

Locale: Georgia
Re: Muir Project Video on 09/18/2011 18:50:04 MDT Print View

That video is beautiful. The did carry a lot of stuff, but with the exception of some musical instruments, it seems like almost all of it is camera gear. Such great quality out of it all though that the weight was well worth it in this case. Man that video made me want to go hike. I've got two weeks until that can happen though. Thanks for sharing it.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: Muir Project Video on 09/18/2011 19:07:16 MDT Print View

Wow...that was just the teaser? looks like it's going to be a great video. Yeah, not really lightweight, but the scenery, camaraderie, and photography seem awesome.

Ric Serena
(RSerena) - F
Thank you on 09/19/2011 16:59:58 MDT Print View

Thank you so much for sharing this. I think you met Jason & Jennifer (my wife) at Rae Lakes. We're hoping to set up a gallery exhibition and eventually cut a documentary, but in the interim we're releasing some choice images and videos to drum up interest. You can keep tabs on us at www.themuirproject.com. Thanks again!

Robert Perkins
(rp3957)

Locale: The Sierras
Muir Project Video on 10/15/2011 11:12:42 MDT Print View

Just a positive diversion to all of the other chaff circulating, I figured I'd give this video a 'bump' to give everyone a taste of summer on the JMT. Check it out, it is cool!!!

http://vimeo.com/28965851

Edited by rp3957 on 10/15/2011 11:13:19 MDT.

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
! on 10/16/2011 01:15:36 MDT Print View

Wow Wow Wow. That was some pretty awe-inspiring well crafted footage. Really captures the excitement of that trail. If the JMT needed PR, I think we've found it. Good luck with the rest of the film!


Edit: I just watched it again.... Beautiful! And the music...it all comes together so amazingly well. I finished the trail a couple weeks back with the impression that I had my fill of the Sierras for foreseeable future, but watching those couple of minutes really gets me excited about going back. Well done guys!

Edited by Konrad1013 on 10/16/2011 20:52:25 MDT.

Erik Basil
(EBasil) - M

Locale: Atzlan
Great Vid on 10/17/2011 09:26:49 MDT Print View

Very cool. I need vids like that to stoke some guys, who have never backpacked, on High Sierra backpacking. Soon, a group of Boy Scouts will watch this.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
I don't like it on 10/17/2011 18:25:15 MDT Print View

The video is so good it is just going to increase traffic ;)

Robert Perkins
(rp3957)

Locale: The Sierras
Muir Project Video on 10/17/2011 18:40:44 MDT Print View

Yeah Nick, I thought of that as well, but amazingly the JMT was like a ghost town this year in August when I went. The snow must of scared a lot of folks off, because there was a couple of days we would go for most of the day and not see a soul. It was the first time it has ever been like that for me. We were moving at a pretty brisk tempo to catch up to folks as well. I'm sure if the snowpack returns to 'normal' next year, so will the horde of hikers!

Edited by rp3957 on 10/17/2011 19:57:45 MDT.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Muir Project Video on 10/17/2011 19:51:05 MDT Print View

"but amazingly the JMT was like a ghost town this year in August when I went. The snow must of scared a lot of folks off, because there was a couple of days we would go for most of the day and not see a soul."

Strange. We ended up using the JMT from Wallace Creek to Tyndall Creek on our way back over Shepherd Pass in August and must have seen at least 40 people. They come and go, I guess, but the snow sure hadn't discouraged these folks.

Robert Perkins
(rp3957)

Locale: The Sierras
Muir Project Video on 10/17/2011 20:08:07 MDT Print View

Tom, Interestingly, that is one area we did see a few folks. We saw 9 people from Rae Lakes to Vidette Meadows, 2 people from Vidette Meadows to Tyndal Creek, then probably 20 or so later that afternoon. Most of the people were already camping at either Wallace or Wright Creeks by the time we passed through. But for that day we saw around 30 - 35 people at most. We had another stretch from LeConte Canyon to Lower Palisade Lake where we saw nobody! I kind of liked it a lot less crowded, but it was kind of eerie being up at Forester Pass and not being able to see anyone in either direction as far as the eye could see. We thought they had some kind of warning to clear the trail for an alien attack and we didn't get the memo!

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Muir Project Video on 10/17/2011 20:30:03 MDT Print View

"Tom, Interestingly, that is one area we did see a few folks"

I could speculate that by the time you get that far south, you've got people getting on the JMT via Road's End in KCNP and Kearsarge Pass, plus a few via Shepherd Pass and the Kern Canyon connector trail, but your observation about Forester Pass sort of puts that in question. I don't know. Strange, because historically the few times I've been on that section I've genrally encountered far more people than anywhere else in Kern country. One of the unsolved mysteries of the universe I guess. No problem. As long as they stay on the JMT, I'm a happy camper. ;)

Edited by ouzel on 10/17/2011 20:30:59 MDT.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Muir Project Video" on 10/17/2011 20:47:34 MDT Print View

It's good to see people putting something positive and creative into the world.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Muir Project Video on 10/17/2011 20:52:11 MDT Print View

As long as they stay on the JMT, I'm a happy camper. ;)



I like it !

Robert Perkins
(rp3957)

Locale: The Sierras
Muir Project Video on 10/30/2011 14:38:11 MDT Print View

Cool video bump-o-rama!

Peter Longobardi
(paintplongo) - F

Locale: Hopefully on the Trail
NICE on 10/30/2011 18:54:33 MDT Print View

I did the JMT this summer too...makes me miss it even more.

Francis DeRoos
(fderoos@comcast.net) - M

Locale: Mid Atlantic
re: nice on 10/31/2011 13:05:31 MDT Print View

@ Peter,

I totally agree. can't believe I left Yosemite on Sept 19th, seems like forever already.... Clean video that sparked some great memories in me. can't wait for the completion of the project.

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
Nice footage on 10/31/2011 21:14:03 MDT Print View

And well choreographed. I would really like to do this trail. Someday maybe.

Konrad, really?? I can never get enough of the Sierra. It is just so beautiful everywhere I've ever been. And I can't wait to get back.

Good luck on finishing this project and keep us in the loop on the release details.

Michael Schwartz
(greenwalk) - MLife

Locale: PA & Ireland
New JMT Video Muir Project on 08/16/2012 12:21:17 MDT Print View

Just came across this project on Jolly Green Giant's blog.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/themuirproject/mile-mile-and-a-half-a-feature-documentary?ref=live

Please consider donating a $1.00 (or more).

Looking forward to the full film.

Mike

Kathy A Handyside
(earlymusicus) - M

Locale: Southeastern Michigan
Re: Muir Project Video on 08/17/2012 00:44:29 MDT Print View

Oh, WOW!! That is just beautiful! Man, I'm wasting my life here in Michigan! I really need to consider moving to California!

I want to do the JMT. I know people say it's a crowded trail but I don't care. Just to see in person what I saw in this video would be heaven.