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[pct-l] " Still Walking" DVD Review by Monte
- Subject: [pct-l] " Still Walking" DVD Review by Monte
- From: sue.kettles at comcast.net (email@example.com)
- Date: Fri Feb 10 01:06:00 2006
I just finished watching it also. I loved every second of it - makes me want to get on the trail again - like today. Fun to see people I know - and people I have long been hearing the names of. Great job Scott.
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From: "Monte Dodge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Just got my copy of Scott Herriott's DVD Still Walking and am quite pleased
> with what a great job he did! The movie beats Walk in that in is a bit more
> polished and does a great job showing true trail humor, scenery and does a great
> job revealing the personal side of a thru-hiker. ( I think Scott's trail miles
> in our shoes have made him even better at understanding the thru-hiker
> lifestyle as he himself has become a trail veteran in his own right) Movie
> scenes include our KO from last year and also the ALDHA-West gathering footage
> as well as the following of last years 2005 class of hikers and their own set of
> problems with the heavy snows in the Sierras last year. Great scenes of Meadow
> Ed's Birthday at Kennedy Meadows, Yogi, Scramber, Billy Goat, Jeff and Donna
> Saufley , Dinsmores, Pooh Corner,Etna ,Weathercarrot, Strider, Navigator and
> Belcher's Wedding with 2003 gang ( F-troop,etc.) Scenery shot are awesome and
> also has a few cuts of now and then with 2003's Walk movie. Bottom line is this
> is a hit and better than Walk with was a great movie as well..
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From: Hiker97 at aol.com (Hiker97@aol.com)
Date: Fri Feb 10 09:46:28 2006
Subject: [pct-l] The Reality of the Trail
Christine "Ceanothus" Kudija wrote: Dragging this post into PCT-land, do we
make the trail more "real" by our
experience of it? I think so.
Boy, this is getting deep for us simple low life, trailtown sacking, scum
bag, spittoon using, trail pirate backpackers. Outside of that, I have to
admit you bring up a good question on how we enjoy and relate to the trail,
especially our beloved PCT.
Some people hike to tune in. Others to tune out. Most of us do a little of
both out there. Each of us emphasize certain things we perceive to be the
reasons to go hiking - adventure, danger, nature, friendships, be alone, meet
people, fitness, records & goals, etc., (and in my case to harass and
irritate other hikers - :-)). We tune out other things we want to get away from.
An example is how some folks like to take a radio or music out on the trail
and others hate to even see such devices. I think each of us try to tune into
those things out there that we want our trail reality to be. That makes it
more fun, important, and memorable to us. Is that making the trail more
real? I guess for each hiker, it does. At least it makes the experience more
real like you said. We customize our reality.
By the way, without getting too nutty, I look at prayer as when you talk to
God. Meditation is when you have a two way conversation. The trail is a
great place to do this, especially at night looking up at the universe from a
warm cozy sleeping bag. Just relax, clear your mind, start with the yoga
complete breath, and stare. Hang on. You are in for the ride of your life,
because you are spiritually leaving earth -- it is a little scary. For those who
do not believe in God, they can have their own wonderful experience too. No
problem......LYOL......Live Your Own Life.
Darn you!! You made me talk too much about trail philosophy and
Your hiking buddy, Switchback
Trail Horny Toad & Camp HYOH Grinch