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Mile... Mile & a Half (2013)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 1 June 2013 (USA)
In an epic snow year, five friends leave their daily lives behind to hike California's historic John Muir Trail, a 211-mile stretch from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the ... See full summary »

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Laura Obiols
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In an epic snow year, five friends leave their daily lives behind to hike California's historic John Muir Trail, a 211-mile stretch from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the contiguous U.S.). Their goal - complete the journey in 25 days while capturing the amazing sights & sounds they encounter along the way. Inspired by their bond, humor, artistry & dedication, the group continues to grow: to include other artists, musicians & adventure seekers. Before they all reach the summit, hikers and viewers alike affirm the old adage - it's about the journey, not the destination. Mile... Mile & A Half is the feature-length documentary of that journey... Written by The Muir Project

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Hike. Laugh. Inspire.

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Opening card: Mile... Mile & a Half 1. The hiker's answer to "How much further?" 2. Always further than 1.5 miles. See more »

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A wonderful sampling of life on the trail
2 July 2015 | by crtant3See all my reviews

As an avid hiker I was a little hesitant to hit play on this one. The film screen captures made me think I was about to watch a documentary about a bunch of novice, out of shape, middle aged hikers slog the JMT. What I found was a heartwarming and inspiring chronicle of a group of friends/artists sharing their collective experience unplugging from the world for 25 days and immersing themselves in the back country.

When I was 19-25 years old with no wife, kids or job it would be easy to dismiss this as not a big deal. However, at 45 I have a lot more appreciation for someone stepping away from it all and taking the time out do a hike like this.

I thought the scenery and images filmed during the trip were amazing and showing the dynamics of friendships that started the trip and the ones developed along the way really showed the bond that exists among hikers. I think I have watched about every Everest, Eiger and K2 documentary around and as good as they are, they all lacked the soul and cheerfulness of this film. The story follow the hikers as they settle into their routine surviving through the early physical adjustment (Feet), letting go of their life back home and settling in to appreciate the beauty around them.


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