In the summer of 2013 Casey Gannon and Colin Arisman thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail with cameras in hand. "Only The Essential" is the story of their 5 month, 2668 mile journey on foot from Mexico to Canada across the wilderness of California, Oregon, and Washington. Today, the film has been viewed over a million times and continues to inspire audiences to pursue their dreams.
Film Festival Selections for "Only The Essential"
"Only The Essential, captures the experience of the PCT like it’s known amongst the circles of the initiated."
- Jack Haskel, Pacific Crest Trail Association
“A wonderful, fresh enthusiasm for the pureness of spending night after night under the stars, day after day cruising on your own power.”
- Steve Casimiro, Editor, Adventure Journal
"Lovingly shot in a way that really captures the beauty, the challenge, and the majesty of the PCT."
- Rees Hughes, Editor, Pacfic Crest Trailside Reader
Audiences across the country responded with standing ovations and sold out crowds throughout the "Only The Essential" film tour.
Next Adventure - Portland Oregon
Green Mountain Club - Waterbury Vermont
Neptune Mountaineering - Boulder Colorado