Mile… Mile & a Half is a 2013 documentary that follows five friends as they hike California’s historic John Muir Trail, a 211-mile stretch from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the contiguous U.S.). What makes this film so special is the fact that in addition to all sharing an enthusiasm for nature the five hikers are all highly talented artists who managed to capture the incredible beauty of the trail with their combined cinematic and photographic skills.
Backpacker Magazine ranked the John Muir Trail as the best Hike In The World in it’s November 2010 issue. The trail appeals to both outdoor enthusiasts as well as ardent nature photographers as it cuts through the area known as “Ansel Adams Wilderness”, a place where America’s most famous photographer took many of his iconic photos. Watching this film you totally understand why. Dreamy lakes, picturesque mountains, unforgettable sunsets and an abundance of wildlife… an amazing choice for a documentary about the beauty of the North American wilderness.
In addition to the gruelling physical nature of the hike (to put it in perspective 211 miles is roughly the distance from New York to Boston), the five hikers also had the difficult challenge of trying to make an interesting movie along the way. All the camera and sound equipment added critical pounds to their backpacks making the journey that much harder.
They succeeded in a stunning way. Mile… Mile & a Half is not some glorified home movie, it’s a guidebook for all those interested in capturing nature in a pure and grand way. By watching the film you see all the potential pitfalls that were avoided by the filmmakers and how they overcame unexpected obstacles to produce a documentary of the highest possible quality.
For those who love the grandeur of the natural world but want to experience it from the comfort of a living room, be sure to check out Mile… Mile & a Half. For those more adventurous souls interested in planning a similarly epic journey, also watch Mile… Mile & a Half in your living room and use it as inspiration for your next hiking journey!
Whatever your next outdoor adventure turns out to be, be sure to head to ArtToFrames.com after you’ve uploaded all the goodness from your camera onto your hard drive. Our Acrylic Prints, Canvas Wraps and Personalized Frames are all fantastic ways to display your favorite vacation memories. All our products are made from the highest possible materials in Brooklyn, we are the most affordable online printing and framing service on the market and all our products come with an unconditional 30-day money-back 100% satisfaction guarantee. In short, looking after your memories is our bread and butter!
To watch and learn more about Mile… Mile & a Half click here. Don’t wait for your next adventure – make it happen yourself! Here’s a quote from the man the trail was named after for inspiration:
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
― John Muir, The Mountains of California