So you've all heard of The Muir Project, right? No? Well, let me introduce you!
Basically, a group of five friends (who just happen to be incredibly talented artists) decided to tackle the John Muir Trail (JMT) in the summer of 2011. They researched and prepared with the goals of 1.) completing the hike and 2.) capturing as much of their beautiful surroundings as possible so they could share it with others.
This is the result of that epic journey:
The team members behind Mile, Mile & A Half are now touring the country and will be making a stop in Sacramento on June 15. I recently had the chance to interview a few of them for Submerge Magazine.
If you're in Sacramento, you should be able to find a print copy at just about any news stand in downtown or midtown. If you'd like to scope out the interview digitally, you can do so here.
Ticket sales for the first few premiers and screenings have gone very well and the team is anticipating a pretty great turnout for the Sacramento event. In other words: if you haven't snagged your tickets, get on it!
Anyone out there hiked the JMT? I've never taken a true backpacking trip before (day hiker, here), but this film has me juuuust about ready to give it a shot. If you have any stories, feel free to share them in the comment section below!
Hope to see a few of your smiling faces at the screening this weekend!