This feature film chronicles the story of one of America's greatest and oldest hiking trails, the Appalachian Trail. Through following the journey of one hopeful thru-hiker in 2013 and by exploring the origins and history of the AT across its history, The Long Start to the Journey offers a rich look into this famous footpath and its relevance to the modern world.
Enjoy "The Long Start to the Journey" feature documentary (74 minutes) and also watch a collection for short film extra features including:
- Deleted Interview: "Last Chance"
- Seasons: a journey along the Appalachian Trail through winter, spring, and summer
- Sights and Sounds from the Trail: Outtakes from the making of the film
- The movie trailer
In the winter of 2013 filmmaker Chris Gallaway set out to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, starting on Springer Mountain, Georgia and walking over 2,000 miles to reach Mount Katahdin, Maine.
In the course of his 7 month trek, Frost (as he came to be known on the trail) trudged through deep snow d...