Mar 25, 2013 at 12:38 pm #1300868
Ladies and gentlemen! I introduce to you, the epic masterpiece that is…. Blackbeard & Destroyer's 2012 Thru Hike… The Movie! Has taken me a while to put it together. But please, pour a beer, pull up a chair, sit back and drift off to the trail!
:)Mar 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm #1969435
whalen eBPL Member
Well Done! Great footage, great music. Congratulations on both the trip & the collection of memories. My PCT trip begins in 2014 and I found this inspiring.
Thx for sharing.Mar 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm #1969445
terry a thompsonBPL Member
Thanks for rekindling some great memories for me!
PinheadMar 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm #1969446
I'll have to wait til after work to watch it all, but I'm stoked on it!
Whalen- not to thread jack, but I'm in the PNW as well, and also planning on PCT 2014. Maybe we will have to talk…Mar 25, 2013 at 3:11 pm #1969471
Stephen MBPL Member
@stephen-mLocale: Way up North
Nice one Alisdair,
I watched the first ten minutes but will watch the rest later.Mar 25, 2013 at 4:26 pm #1969496
@hknewmanLocale: Western US
Great film (only got to 36 minutes due to work, … need to catch up with it later). Looks like you hit the sweet spot with precipitation through most of the southern CA desert.Mar 25, 2013 at 5:59 pm #1969537
Nathan VBPL Member
@junkLocale: The Great Lake State
I just finished watching it, and I've gotta say nice job. Some great photos, I liked the mix of pictures and video. Thanks.Mar 27, 2013 at 10:21 am #1970142
Phillip AsbyBPL Member
@pgasbyLocale: North Carolina
I've enjoyed the first 30 minutes – taking it in installments. However, the what look to be rattlesnake count is getting rather high in the first 600 miles!
A few looked rather largeMar 27, 2013 at 10:36 am #1970148
I've made it to the 1hr mark and will finish later tonight. Looks like a wonderful trek.Mar 27, 2013 at 11:09 am #1970166
Dan MagdoffBPL Member
@highsierraguyLocale: Northern California
Great movie! Makes me want to start planning a PCT trip!Mar 28, 2013 at 6:23 pm #1970630
@leighbLocale: Northeast Texas Pineywoods
Simply incredible; so well done! Thanks for allowing me to hike vicariously!Mar 28, 2013 at 6:41 pm #1970635
Really enjoyed the Forester Pass bit. So much snow! ;)Mar 29, 2013 at 9:54 am #1970809
@morte66Locale: Surrey flatlands, England
My favourite bit was the misery and despair when the Nutella froze.
I also think that at the end you should get, oh, a parade or something instead of a glorified fencepost!
Congratulations, and I enjoyed the video.Mar 29, 2013 at 6:08 pm #1970922
Miguel ArboledaBPL Member
@butukiLocale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Great video! Watched it till the 1 hour mark, and will continue later. What I loved was the way the video really captured the way walks like this feel… without overdramatizing it and bringing out the humanness in yourselves and those you met. Makes me want to go for the PCT.
I'm curious how Destroyer got her name "Destroyer of Worlds". And what the story is behind "Blackbeard" (though you obviously have a black beard!).Mar 29, 2013 at 6:28 pm #1970927
Luke SchmidtBPL Member
@cameronLocale: Idaho Falls
"My favourite bit was the misery and despair when the Nutella froze."
That is the real reason why you must have a knife in the backcountry! When your Nutella freezes you carve it up and eat it like chocolate bars.
Seriously though great video, I watched the first half the skimmed the rest due to time constraints. Have to finish it later.Mar 29, 2013 at 6:35 pm #1970931
And yours is impeccable for those of us going stir-crazy in the months before hiking season. Great job and thanks for sharing!Apr 14, 2013 at 9:08 pm #1976691
Michael LBPL Member
what happened to the video? I went back to finish it and its gone….?Apr 15, 2013 at 4:29 am #1976737
Unfortunately there was a copyright dispute with one song, so Youtube blocked the sound to the whole thing. As it doesn't really work without the music and sound I took it down. I might put it up somewhere else if I can find somewhere that doesn't cost a fortune.Apr 15, 2013 at 1:28 pm #1976913
…Apr 17, 2013 at 12:37 pm #1977711
Video is now back up, but has moved to Vimeo. :)Apr 17, 2013 at 1:33 pm #1977735
…Apr 17, 2013 at 2:15 pm #1977742
Angus A.BPL Member
Thanks for re-posting…haven't had the chance to finish.Apr 17, 2013 at 7:46 pm #1977863
When I heard this video was no longer available, I was glad that I had taken the time to watch it in it's entirety. Now that it is available once more, I may need to watch again. Very well done and inspirational! Later portion brings back memories of time I spent hiking the Oregon and Washington Cascades 25-35 years ago.Apr 17, 2013 at 10:50 pm #1977901
Michael LBPL Member
Glad it's back. Now I can watch the rest.Apr 18, 2013 at 10:34 am #1978056
@pitsyLocale: Central Texas
Took me three sittings, but a rainy day at work has allowed me to finally finish. Thank you so much for taking the time to record and share your experience. I used to do a lot of camping and day-hiking around Mt. Laguna, and I would often think, "Wow, that trail just keeps going… all the way to Canada." It's awe-inspiring, and I'm planning to celebrate my 50th birthday on the trail in 2024!
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