Day Hike in Gorges State Park


On Thursday, I went on a day hike with my friends Shawn, Sarah, and Abby the dog. It was my first trip to Gorges, the newest state park in the North Carolina system. It was beautiful! Simply a wonderful day spent with friends in one of the prettiest areas of the country. The highlight of the trip was 150 ft Rainbow Falls, and the great swimming holes that surround the area. If you are near Gorges this summer, make it a part of your day!

I made a short video of the day, hope you enjoy.

Update: Thanks to Mountain Xpress for sharing my video on their site! See it here.

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Adventure Film Festival Reviews 2


As I stated in my earlier post, I went to night 2 of the AFF solo, Morgan was working. Thankfully these 2 couples had left the critical spacing seat in between them, and a loner like me was able to slide right in. Also, it was $3 pint night, winner! So, without further commentary, here were the films.

I apologize that I have not reviewed them yet, it’s been a crazy week getting ready for Haiti and I haven’t had time. Promise to do so the week after Christmas, if anyone still cares then.

Hectometer

The HECTOMETER freedive from william trubridge on Vimeo.

I missed it, talking to my brother about life and college. Here is the film, I’ll watch it myself soon.

Return of the Champions

Return of The Champions Trailer from 614 Films (Rod Murphy) on Vimeo.

A good short film documenting local Asheville ultrarunner Will Harlan, and his race at the 2009 Copper Canyon Ultra. Born to Run fans will recognize this race as the scene of the thrilling climax to the end of the book, with Tarahumara champ Arnulfo beating out Scott Jurek. Will was able to best even Arnulfo at the 2009, but he said what was most important about his time in Mexico was seeing the simplicity that the Tarahumara lived in, and it inspired him to live a simpler life when he got back home. Will is currently training for the 2012 Copper Canyon.

Playgrounds Re-imagined

On Thin Sea Ice

One Beach

Kadoma

Down, Out, and Under: The only film I couldn’t find any video on, not even a trailer!

Pong

PONG from California is a place. on Vimeo.

COLD

COLD – TRAILER from Forge Motion Pictures on Vimeo.

FANTASTIC

Living the Dream 2

Living The Dream 2 from Camp 4 Collective on Vimeo.

Chasing Water

CHASING WATER TRAILER from Forge Motion Pictures on Vimeo.

Loved this film, very sad the state of the mighty Colorado.

View entire film courtesy of Patagonia (couldn’t embed here).

Point of No Return

Point of No Return – First Ascent from Mountainfilm in Telluride on Vimeo.