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Hiking Documentary Viewing on WWU’s Campus April 18

Apr 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Join us for a showing of “Only the Essential” followed by an introduction to long distance backpacking presentation by documentary film maker Colin Arisman!

Growing up in a culture increasingly disconnected from the outdoors, we have felt the pull of wild places our entire lives. The natural world shaped us as we grew up in Vermont and this experience left us with a deep feeling of responsibility to share the “power of the wilderness” and the necessity of conservation. Only The Essential reflects the power of connecting to nature and the profound beauty of immersing ourselves in the subtler wisdom of the wild. The title Only The Essential comes from a Henry David Thoreau quote that speaks to the inspiration for our film.

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau

Our goal was to capture the brutal, yet breathtaking, ebb and flow of thru-hiking (a term for hiking a long distance trail from end to end). The film serves as a window to experience the Pacific Crest Trail and witness the value of simplifying life to a point where “only the essential” remains.In the summer of 2013 Casey Gannon and Colin Arisman thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. Along the way, the filmed their journey and recently released a movie highlighting the trip. “Only The Essential” is the story of their five-month, 2,668 mile journey on foot from Mexico to Canada across the wilderness of California, Oregon and Washington. This film reflects the power of connecting to nature and the profound beauty of immersing one’s self in the subtler wisdom of the wild. Their goal was to capture the brutal, yet breathtaking, ebb and flow of thru-hiking (a term for hiking a long distance trail from end to end). The film serves as a window to experience the Pacific Crest Trail and witness the value of simplifying life to a point where “only the essential” remains.

The event will be held in Academic West, Room 210* from 7-9pm.

*DONATIONS highly encouraged! Open to the public so feel free to invite your friends/family! Spread the word!

For more information, http://www.onlytheessential.com/

Details

Date:
Apr 18, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/363209270535990/

Venue

WWU Academic West Building Room 210
Hight Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States

Organizer

Hayley Trageser
Phone:
(206) 491-3107
Email:
hayleyl.trag15@gmail.com