capture and share real journeys THRU long trails,
to inspire humans and protect nature.
The first chapter
With cameras in hand, and packs on our backs, we set forth on the 1,200-mile Pacific Northwest Trail. In this space we explored the physical and mental unknown, while connecting with the spirit of one of the world’s wildest wilderness corridors.
In 2019, a feature-length film chronicling this journey THRU | The Pacific Northwest will be released.
This is a devotion.
A hard-won quest with many layers
Averaging over 20 miles per day, with 3,000 feet of elevation gain, this is a real journey, captured solely by the people walking it. It’s not just a beautiful walk, it’s story grounded in grit.
Every week our rations ran out and we were forced to resupply. With just our thumbs, we hitch-hiked to out-of-the-way towns and found ourselves interacting with the core of Pacific Northwest culture.
Employing a journalistic style that combines the focus of Howard Zinn with the approach of Hunter S. Thompson, we uncover seldom heard stories, from a unique perspective. Our subjects include competition banjo pickers, protected watersheds, cabin builders, and one, giant pack of wolves.
Moving across America’s last intact eco-system, outside Alaska, we hiked with Leave No Trace principles thru a plethora of geologies, biologies, habitats and climates. Expert voices provide rich context to the wilderness we trek THRU.
This story will include photographs and histories from some of the first European settlers, as well as stories connected with Native American heritage and historical land use to give voice to the ever-present ghosts of giants long-past.
the psychology behind a team
Near-strangers at the start of the trek, we explore the inner-workings and team dynamics as we face every challenge the trail gods throw at us. The relationship between self preservation and team success is tested throughout every step of this difficult journey.
Nature is a nomad, and she needs to move.
Jim WIlliams | scientist, author, mountain lion expert
Why share this story?
By sharing this story and inspiring people to get out on long trails, more people will form a deep, responsible, and lasting relationship with wilderness.
The more folks who harness this connection, means there will be a louder, more passionate voice for its protection in the future.