This is the story of a 2668 mile thru-hike on America’s premiere long distance footpath, the Pacific Crest Trail. Learn more at
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. Filmed entirely by hikers.
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Awards & 2015 Selection: Maine Outdoor Film Festival: Best Feature Film, Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Mountain Graz Film Festival, Columbia Gorge Film, Festival, Lyons Film Fest, Green Unplugged Online Fest, Portland Eco-film Festival, Back to Nature Film Festival
Supported by: Granite Gear, Big Agnes, Pacific Crest Trail Association
Music courtesy of:
Sean Hayes (song: Sufidrop) – www.SeanHayesMusic.com
Seba Lay (original score) – sebalay.com