In 2002, NHK, Japan's equivalent of America's PBS, made a 90 minute documentary, "The Way of Wind, Forest, and History: the Appalachian Trail" NHK-BS2 10/9/02). It began in Concord, Mass at Walden Pond, to sample
some of Thoreau's discoveries before climbing Mt. Washington and Mt. Katahdin, and interviewing thru-hikers and section hikers along the way. This year, the crew is returning and wants to meet a few more hikers, focusing more on personal life transitions and what the AT experience means in that context. The context of the post-9/11 world is especially challenging for many of us and the Japanese want to know what perspective the AT experience can give. Please contact me at 706 265-5502 or firstname.lastname@example.org, if you wouldn't mind sharing with the world your story and the lessons you have learned on the trail.