Articles & Appearances Blog

“We all have a bucket list, things we want to do in our lives,” says Colin. “It never feels like the right time to do something scary, or something that contradicts our definition of ourself -- but after having done it, you realize you don’t have to hesitate about doing these things. You can just go for stuff in life.”

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Big Agnes Blog

Only The Essential sponsor Big Agnes recently interviewed Colin Arisman.

"Thru-hiking is a unique and immersive way to experience the wilderness and those who take the time to delve into a long hike will step away with a unique understanding of their role in the world." - Colin Arisman

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Outdoor Project

Read the inside scoop from Colin Arisman on hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

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MTN Meister Podcast

Colin Arisman was interviewed on the podcast MTNMeister about creating the film and his appearance on the PCT.

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Appalachian Trials Interview

The popular AT blog interviewed Colin and Casey for a "behind the Scenes Look at the PCT Documentary"

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Pacific Crest Trail Association

"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

Adventure Journal

“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

Pacific Crest Trailside Reader

"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