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08-25-2009, 11:16
I made a movie about my Virginia AT hike this summer. You can view it here:


08-25-2009, 11:32
Very nice. Very creative presentation.

Survivor Dave
08-25-2009, 11:33
That was a most excellent AT video. I hope you do more of these in the future.

Pacific Tortuga
08-25-2009, 11:57
First off, it was a good flick but being from Silverado, OC I'm probably pregidous.
Your dog seemed very gentle and when you used him to get rid of the bear I wish he could have talked. He may have asked you to bark a little yourself.
Running water and a commode that flushed still has to be a hair better than the alternative. No wait, paying for it negates that.
You must be an experienced hiker, by-pass the real food for something you like to eat.
This is a positive film to show my friend's daughters who enjoy hiking. Gals can go out on their own, deal with mishaps and have a fun time.
This is a chick flick though (IMO), if you had some Ted Nuggent tunes guys would like it a little more.
Good job, you should feel good about your work.

08-25-2009, 12:29
Really enjoyed your video thanks for sharing

08-25-2009, 12:39
Fantastic video and well put together. Dog was great:D

08-25-2009, 12:58
Thanks for sharing!! Makes me long to get out all that much more.

08-25-2009, 13:12
Thank you for sharing this, I really enjoyed it!

Midway Sam
08-25-2009, 13:38
Great video. Thanks for letting us enjoy your journey as well!

08-25-2009, 13:56
I really enjoyed the video. It truly depicts a slice of life on the AT. Thank You for sharing.

Mr. Clean
08-25-2009, 16:41
Very nice. Hope you do more.

08-25-2009, 17:40
Very cool! I had to post it on my Facebook page so some of the folks can see what I'm always talking about. Well done!

08-25-2009, 18:04
Thanks for all the positive feedback! I made the video so my family and friends could better understand the experience. I hope that is what I achieved!

08-25-2009, 19:17
WOW! That was incredible. Very touching - moist eyes at the end seeing your mom's obviously proud face.

Great job!

08-25-2009, 20:08
That was incredibly awesome. 2 thumbs up.

08-25-2009, 20:31
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your sense of the humor of it all came through very well. Purty pichurs too.--Kinnickinic

Bama Jack & Sadie
08-25-2009, 20:44
Two thumbs and two paws up! Great video!

08-25-2009, 21:19
I absolutely loved your film. It looks like you had a blast! But darn it, I am at work and I am going to be depressed all night since I am stuck inside and 100s of miles away from the trail. Thank you soo much for sharing your adventure with us. I hope you continue to hike the AT with Henry and pray that you continue to document your journey on film and share it with us. Thank you again for your marvelous film...

08-26-2009, 07:26
Great video!

08-26-2009, 14:51
An absolutely beautiful video.... Looking forward to seeing more reports like this!


08-26-2009, 16:14
Thanks for sharing your video. Hope you don't mind if I posted it on my blog.
Did you carry a video camera or use the video function on a regualr digital camera

08-26-2009, 16:39
I carried a point-and-shoot waterproof Olympus camera. It can record up to 20 minutes of high-quality video/audio with an M+ XD card. It takes very poor still images though.

08-26-2009, 16:52
I think you are an great role model for women, hikers and dog owners everywhere.

What an outstanding video production :sun

08-27-2009, 01:37
Sorry for all the questions :)

Did you have a tripod? If so what kind.
I have an Olympus as well....I think mine is weather proof but not waterproof.

Does using video eat the batteries faster?
Does it take alot more space on the Xd card?

Thanks in advance.
All my women hiker friends are loving the video.

08-28-2009, 20:55
No, I didn't use a tripod, I just put the camera on posts and rocks and fences.

I carried two batteries, one in the camera and one extra. Then I charged them in town. I took many pictures and lots of video and I never ran out of battery.

A 2GB XD M+ card held 20 mins of video, period. No room for photos. Or less video plus some photos. I carried about 9GB of memory and didn't run out in 6 weeks. Memory is cheap these days. SD is even cheaper. I would not recommend an Olympus because of all their annoying propriatary formats and also poor image stabilization and contrast.

08-30-2009, 17:47
Thanks for all the tips.
I already have an Olympus so that is what I will be working with at the moment.
I do get frustrated with their propriatary formats and the XD cards.
It's hard to find XD anymore.

09-02-2009, 19:12
I loved both this video and the one from last year. I wish I could do sections of the trail like you did.
BTW-- in today's local paper (RIchmond), there was an article about a guy who hiked in the Grayson Highlands this summer and he reported being chased by the horses also!
It seemed like you travelled ultra light. Would you mind posting your gear list?

09-02-2009, 19:21
Not so light...

Granite Gear nimbus meridian pack
Seedhouse SL 1 tent
REI subkilo sleeping bag
Big Agnes Air Core (non-insulated mummy) pad
no stove, fuel, or dishes
2 pair running shorts
2 merino wool t-shirt
1 silk long-sleeved shirt
granite gear pack fly
Marmot Precip jacket
a couple of stuff sacks
croc flip flops
waterproof camera
MP3 player and chargers
first aid kit
other random stuff (wallet, baby powder, meds, rope, etc.)

Ruffwear pack

09-02-2009, 20:13
Thanks for the list. On the videos, I can barely see your pack! I bring my dog when I hike also. He's great company and loves to walk in the woods!

walkin' wally
09-05-2009, 20:58
Thank you so much. Great video and a great sense of humor that everyone needs.:sun