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City: Walden
State: Vermont
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 9, 2014
Direction: Northbound

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Date: Mon, Feb 3rd, 2014

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Movie camera carried 2,133 mi - photo by James Zdepski

Do I really want to bring a camera this time?

I carried an absurdly heavy camera on the AT, a spring-wound 16 mm Bolex. That effort culminated in the award-winning film, North to Katahdin on the Appalachian Trail. An estimated 20 million people have seen at least part of this film.

On the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), I carried video cameras that kept getting smaller over the years as I section hiked from Canada down to New Mexico. So far only one DVD has resulted, Continental Divide Trail Diary: Montana/Idaho. Hardly anyone has seen it. Virtually no one has seen the footage I shot in Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Whether I ever get that footage edited into CDT Diary: WY/CO/NM is an open question.

If anyone asks me why I would want to hike the CDT, I'll respond: Because it's NOT there.

Fortunately, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) IS there. It'll be nice to have an established trail to follow for a change. I promised myself that I would NOT carry a camera on the PCT. That is a huge weight off my shoulders, both literally and figuratively.

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California Dreamin'

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. The PCT traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas and 7 national parks. The PCT passes through 6 out of 7 of North Americas ecozones. Learn more: www.pcta.org

 

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