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"Embrace The Brutality" CDTC Fundraiser

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"Embrace The Brutality" CDTC Fundraiser

Postby Jester » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:10 am

Hello all! On December 12th the Continental Divide Trail Coalition will be having a fundraiser in Golden, Colorado featuring a screening of "Embrace The Brutality: A Continental Divide Trail Adventure."

If you're anywhere in the area, I'd love to see you there! And even if you can't attend, please share this event with any friends you have in Colorado. It should be a fun night for a worthy cause.

Here's the link for more information on the event (and to get tickets!): ... brutality/

The Facebook page event:

And the trailer for Embrace The Brutality, for a taste of what is on the agenda for the evening:

Hope to see you there!

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Re: "Embrace The Brutality" CDTC Fundraiser

Postby SunnyWalker » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:42 pm

I didn't think this particular video was very serious. It mainly had people dancing around on every shot. I thought Lynne Whelden's video of CDT much better. It seems unmatched for length of shots of the Divide. Useful info and much more for the serious hiker.
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Re: "Embrace The Brutality" CDTC Fundraiser

Postby stillroaming » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:08 pm

The best thing you can say about these types of videos is, they are potentially informative and/or entertaining.

I've never seen a trail video that depicts the reality of long distance hiking. Entertaining videos are great because they inspire people and bring awareness to the trail.

Most of the videos focus on cutesy or silly trail moments, town stops, relative infrequent moments of spectacular beauty or some other unusual trail activity.

The reality is endless, continuous walking followed by more walking. If the videos contained proportional amounts of antics/walking, the videos would be very boring indeed. Who wants to watch a person walk hour after hour after hour?

While potentially inspiring and entertaining, they don't leave a viewer with a substantial dose of reality; what long distance hiking is really like.
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