Trail culture

Watch Only the Essential for free online

Mt. Whitney

Only The Essential is a 40-minute documentary film made by thru-hikers about thru-hiking the PCT. It is available free online at

Colin Arisman and Luke Kantola are Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers and filmmakers. They are the founders of Wild Confluence Films and the producers of the new full-length Pacific ... Read more

Fundraisers we love: the mYAMAdventure thru-hikers

Bill and Jennifer Anders

Fundraiser: mYAMAdventure hikers

Amount Raised to Date: $14,223

Fundraising page:

In 2014, YAMA Mountain Gear founder Gen Shimizu had an idea. He’d sponsor five hikers during their Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike, supply them with gear and raise money for the Pacific Crest Trail Association. He called it mYAMAdventure.

Gen ... Read more