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8 months of planning

4 cache drops

32 hours of video

5 hours of audio

2,967 photographs

76 inches of duct tape

76 hikers encountered

750 L of water purified

3500 ML of whiskey consumed

52 hours of solar charging

72 ounces of sunscreen

86 instant coffee packets

156 ounces of ramen noodles

14 days hiking through snow

14 underwater submersions

55 pounds lost

10 passes crossed with 96 ibuprofen tablets

50 hours of painting

25 finished canvases

1 Epic Film–Mile…Mile & A Half

For all you adventurer-seekers out there, you need to check out this film. It’s the story about a group of people who set out to hike the John Muir Trail and take some photos and video along the way. They didn’t know it would turn into a documentary involving themselves. They didn’t know the incredible people they’d meet. They didn’t know it would turn into motivation for others out there to take that big leap, or small step, to go after their dreams.

We sat down with The Muir Project’s Jen Serena & Jason Fitzpatrick, producing partners on the film, to talk about their 25-day, 219 mile hike along the John Muir Trail. They shared their stories from the trail, challenges they faced and advice on living a life full of adventure.

Whether creating art or climbing mountains, The Muir Project seeks to inspire others to share in the beauty that is our world.

In addition to her work with The Muir Project, Jen is also a partner with her husband Ric in their company Serena Creative. They shoot amazing still photography, documentaries, commercials and promos. Jason is a photographer, DP, editor and producer who is also currently a judge for a film festival focused on hiking. Find out submission details in the interview.

“Wander a whole summer if you can…time will not be taken from the sum of life. Instead of shortening, it will definitely lengthen it and make you truly immortal.”-John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club