Watch the Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike through their own eyes – the PCT Class of 2014 video is live

Tradition holds on the Pacific Crest Trail that one thru-hiker collects the year’s photos and videos and edits them into a movie. Just released, the 2014 PCT class video is the work of Wesley Trimble. We previously featured Wesley here and here.

True to the trail, this year’s movie lifts our hearts and makes us cry. What an incredible experience. Congratulations to the Class of 2014. May the trail stay with you forever.

Wesley writes,

“More than 80 hikers from the 2014 season submitted nearly 8,000 unique pictures and video clips capturing their experiences on the PCT. The 2014 Class Video attempts to depict the collective experience of the journey.  With thousands of people on the trail, the video only accounts for a fraction of the total experience; yet similar sights, moments, and themes resonate throughout most of the submissions.  I set out to create a digital keepsake for my class to enjoy for years to come, and after several hundred hours of editing the following is the end result.  Take an hour and soak in the experience of the Pacific Crest Trail through the eyes of the class of 2014!”

More about the PCT class video

Author: Jack "Found" Haskel

As the Trail Information Manager, Jack works to connect people to the PCT. He's involved with a wide variety of projects that help the trail, the trail's users and the community that surrounds the experience. He has thru-hiked (Pacific Crest Trail in 2006; Colorado Trail in 2008; Continental Divide Trail in 2010) and is an obsessed weekend warrior.