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E from Jersey
02-09-2018, 12:59
Whatís up everyone, E from Jersey. Not sure if anyone else is planning on vlogging(video logging) their journey like many of us are.
If you plan on it and want others to be aware so they can follow you on YouTube, leave your info down below!!

My channel is called E for Exploring and have a few videos already. Check em out! Leave your info down below.

E for Exploring on YouTube

rcmcwill
02-10-2018, 13:05
My wife and I plan to. Mostly weekly updates using phones and some GoPro footage. Start date March 18.

Singto
02-10-2018, 22:37
I'm hoping to do so to help promote Flip Flop hikes and give interested parties a different perspective of the trail in addition to the NOBO and SOBO vantage points. My channel is created, AT Flip Flop, but I haven't any content yet. My gear is currently spread between two places on opposite sides of the world. After I unite my gear I will get started with adding content. I'm planning on departing Harper's Ferry on April 29 going North. I might attend the Flip Flop festival and will have content from that if I do attend. My uploads will be subject to WIFI access along the way.

swatsullivan
02-10-2018, 23:21
Iíll try to follow along!! Iíll also add you to the list Iím keeping on hikerfocus.com

TheMidlifeHiker
02-15-2018, 21:55
I'm starting in April and intend to vlog and blog my experience... I'll admit its been a bit awkward in front of the camera but I've put up a few videos on my prep for the trail.

YouTube channel is Midlife Hiker: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQXR8sqgGj3ZnMPuHDlvhaA
Blog: https://midlifehiker.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheMidlifeHiker

I'm a bit concerned that it may get in the way of my trail experience... tech on the trail irks me to a certain extent but at the same time I'm using it to help me remember the relive the experience so I think it is worth it!

Have a great hike!

Chris

Kaptainkriz
02-16-2018, 17:35
Cool, just subscribed to follow along. :)

I'm starting in April and intend to vlog and blog my experience... I'll admit its been a bit awkward in front of the camera but I've put up a few videos on my prep for the trail.

YouTube channel is Midlife Hiker: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQXR8sqgGj3ZnMPuHDlvhaA
Blog: https://midlifehiker.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheMidlifeHiker

I'm a bit concerned that it may get in the way of my trail experience... tech on the trail irks me to a certain extent but at the same time I'm using it to help me remember the relive the experience so I think it is worth it!

Have a great hike!

Chris

TheMidlifeHiker
02-16-2018, 18:20
Cool, just subscribed to follow along. :)

Thanks very much!

swatsullivan
02-16-2018, 22:34
Subscribed and will put you on my list of 2018 thru hikers vloggers at hikerfocus.com. Happy hiking!!

TheMidlifeHiker
02-17-2018, 00:31
Subscribed and will put you on my list of 2018 thru hikers vloggers at hikerfocus.com. Happy hiking!!

Cool, thanks!

GankenBerry
02-17-2018, 02:19
i'll be following anyone who posts their link!
i'm starting one myself. https://youtu.be/I0S660pKpLI

swatsullivan
02-17-2018, 07:35
i'll be following anyone who posts their link!
i'm starting one myself. https://youtu.be/I0S660pKpLI

Awesome!!! Love it!!!

AllDownhillFromHere
02-17-2018, 09:15
In my experience vlogs and other video "articles" tend to focus on the person, not the topic.

GankenBerry
02-17-2018, 23:00
To be fair, they aren’t wildlife documentaries. You’re watching to see someone’s personal experience with the trail. unless maybe you’re referencing something that happened on a site that I don’t know about? Generally when someone asks you about your trip you give them your personal experience instead of just a slew of historical or geological facts. A lot of times people will say "I wish I could have been there with you" I think that might be the main reason so many people enjoy watching vlogs of thru hikes.

swatsullivan
02-18-2018, 13:04
I've got a good list of hikers that are vlogging or using trail journal at www.hikerfocus.com (http://www.hikerfocus.com)

If you know of anyone I can add, let me know!

FrogLevel
02-22-2018, 21:16
In my experience vlogs and other video "articles" tend to focus on the person, not the topic.

As opposed to journals? Its just another medium to convey the thoughts of the individual.

AllDownhillFromHere
02-23-2018, 09:17
As opposed to journals? Its just another medium to convey the thoughts of the individual.
Maybe I havent seen the right ones. In a journal I most often see pics and can read the descriptions, in the vlogs I'm staring at the hiker looking into their camera.

blw2
02-23-2018, 12:14
I started watching videos on youtube just as a way to learn a little about the trail, find a section to do for a week or so this summer, get some tips and gear knowledge, and have kinda become addicted to it. Living vicariously I suppose... Problem is that there are almost too many to follow this year. Maybe there were always a lot & I just found a few... Anyway, Just have to pick a few.... some are funny, some are vulgar, some boring, some enlightening, and others are a good mix in a "hiking buddy". One I'm following, ArnieG I think her channel is, has for a lot of her prep hikes shown little trail shots as she walked....like a knee cam view now and then while she's hiking...I gather as a way to show others what the trail is like instead of always just looking at the hiker's face... interesting idea but I don't think I've noticed her doing it lately....

Hess86NJ
02-23-2018, 17:12
What’s up everyone, E from Jersey. Not sure if anyone else is planning on vlogging(video logging) their journey like many of us are.
If you plan on it and want others to be aware so they can follow you on YouTube, leave your info down below!!
My channel is called E for Exploring and have a few videos already. Check em out! Leave your info down below
E for Exploring on YouTube
Hey man, I am from Jersey as well. When do you plan to start?
I will be posting status/pics/video on a facebook fan page. https://www.facebook.com/On-The-Trail-Mikes-Journey-505921889568658/

BowGal
03-01-2018, 12:49
I started watching videos on youtube just as a way to learn a little about the trail, find a section to do for a week or so this summer, get some tips and gear knowledge, and have kinda become addicted to it. Living vicariously I suppose... Problem is that there are almost too many to follow this year. Maybe there were always a lot & I just found a few... Anyway, Just have to pick a few.... some are funny, some are vulgar, some boring, some enlightening, and others are a good mix in a "hiking buddy". One I'm following, ArnieG I think her channel is, has for a lot of her prep hikes shown little trail shots as she walked....like a knee cam view now and then while she's hiking...I gather as a way to show others what the trail is like instead of always just looking at the hiker's face... interesting idea but I don't think I've noticed her doing it lately....

Some really good videos for sure.
Only thing I find annoying, and I hope it doesn’t happen when I attempt my thru hike, is someone assuming I want to be on camera. I don’t want to be asked why I’m hiking the AT, or to praise Jesus for the views...I’m out there for me, and my reasons.
I’m an introvert by nature, so I hope someone asks me first if I want to be on video.

fastfoxengineering
03-01-2018, 15:01
Some really good videos for sure.
Only thing I find annoying, and I hope it doesnít happen when I attempt my thru hike, is someone assuming I want to be on camera. I donít want to be asked why Iím hiking the AT, or to praise Jesus for the views...Iím out there for me, and my reasons.
Iím an introvert by nature, so I hope someone asks me first if I want to be on video.If you come up on someone with a selfie stick and filming a vlog. Perfect opportunity to fly by them and rip a fart at an opportune time.

When you log into YouTube it seems like every single hiker is walking around vlogging their whole trip. But I don't think that's really the case.

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BuckeyeBill
03-01-2018, 15:18
Some really good videos for sure.
Only thing I find annoying, and I hope it doesn’t happen when I attempt my thru hike, is someone assuming I want to be on camera. I don’t want to be asked why I’m hiking the AT, or to praise Jesus for the views...I’m out there for me, and my reasons.
I’m an introvert by nature, so I hope someone asks me first if I want to be on video.

I agree with you 100% on this issue. I am out there for me and me alone. Of course if I come across another hiker in trouble, injured or who has misjudged their food supply I will stop help them out or share my meals with them. I am one of those people that believes by helping someone else it will come back to me two fold.

It does bother me when I come across a hiker who somehow got more than a scratch that only carries a couple bandaides and I have dig into my kit to fix them up. But being a former paramedic, and current wilderness first aide and first responder I just put it behind me and help those people.

Semi9
03-31-2018, 10:43
I also plan to do the recording of vlogs, but I don't know how to do it better.