Team of artists hikes John Muir trail to inspire people to adventure
"Wander a whole summer if you can. Time will not be taken from the sum of life. Instead of shortening, it will definitely lengthen it and make you truly immortal." ~ John Muir ~
Deep in the backcountry and wilderness of the High Sierra, there is a stunningly beautiful trail, a very, very long trail - 210.4 miles or 338.6 km - to be specific. It is the John Muir trail, named after the famous naturalist, author and environmentalist, known to be the premiere hiking trail in the United States.
A team of multi-media artists set out on July 10th from Yosemite National Park, and continued through the Ansel Adams Wilderness, Sequoia National Park, King's Canyon National Park, to successfully arrive at Mt. Whitney on August 3 – 25 days later. At 14,496 feet, Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the continental United States.
“The bottom line reason we’re doing this is to inspire other people to have their own adventure,” says team member Jen Serena in their Mile...Mile & A Half Kickstarter fundraising campaign, which was successfully funded on September 28, raising $85,405 for post-production project work.
The team aspires to bring the trail to the people, “to truly get a feeling for the beauty and majesty of the trail (without the burning lungs and blisters)...we hope to motivate others to make that big leap, or small step, and go after their dreams.”
Photos courtesy of Jennifer Serena, The Muir Project