Message from the Mountains: a John Muir Trail documentary

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Message from the Mountains: a John Muir Trail documentary

Post by illyav » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:45 am

I recently uploaded onto YouTube an obscure JMT documentary made by a SEKI Backcountry Ranger a few years ago. Hope ya'll enjoy!

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Re: Message from the Mountains: a John Muir Trail documentar

Post by Jimr » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:40 pm

I noticed all of the external frame and old style internal frame packs and wondered how old the footage was. Then, in the comments, you stated it was published in 2004. What I found interesting is when Bob mentioned a medivac on the poopout hill out of Tehipite. I know that trail. I also recalled a book by Amy Racina about her injury on that trail and wondered. Turns out Amy's incident happened in 2003, so I'm wondering if the medivac was her.
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Re: Message from the Mountains: a John Muir Trail documentar

Post by illyav » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:12 pm

Interesting, I just searched her name and watched her appearance on the Montel Show (YouTube clip) talking about it. I'm sure it would be verifiable in NPS SAR archives. Yeah the documentary is dated, I've had a copy of it since 2005 but barely got around to uploading it. It's pretty cool. I like hearing what motivates people to get out there and this format, interviewing backpackers on the trail during their experience is pretty unique. I've always liked this documentary.

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Re: Message from the Mountains: a John Muir Trail documentar

Post by tomba » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:55 pm

See gdurkee at 15:36.
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Re: Message from the Mountains: a John Muir Trail documentar

Post by Jimr » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:56 am

Yeah, I noticed George as well.
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Re: Message from the Mountains: a John Muir Trail documentar

Post by rightstar76 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:16 am

The emphasis on people being happy in the mountains made this a special documentary. A nice change from the "how fast I did the such-and-such loop" videos with hard edge music you see all the time on Youtube these days. I really enjoyed watching it. It appears it was filmed over 4 years so it was from 2000 to 2004. I really miss those external frame packs. Thanks for sharing this video.

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