Here is the link to a feature length documentary my friends and I (all Marine Corps vets) made last summer while on the West Highland Way in Scotland. I Hope you enjoy, it was a labor of love. youtu.be/4x2zM2s6RHc. If you have constructive criticism I would love to hear it. We have the film submitted to several film festivals and are waiting to hear word, but wanted to share it with fellow backpackers now. If you liked Mile... Mile and a Half directed by Jason Fitzpatrick, he said it was, “excellent work.” The bonus is it is free to watch!
jabrad, Thank you so much for posting this. I have been well entertained over the last hour, watching you walk where I did in 2016. Recognized a few of the hotels I stayed in, as we did not carry tents, but walked hut to hut so to speak. We also went at the end of May, and had glorious weather the entire trip, with NO MIDGES, and no day long rain. In some ways, the land reminded me of Oregon, and in other ways it reminded me of no place I've ever seen before.
I know exactly what you guys were speaking about, with the tired hips, knees, and legs in general. I was 64 when I did that hike, and it was a good trip. Thinking about it today, I would repeat the experience, staying in hotels along the way, rather than tenting it. Hard to imagine a real backpacker saying that, I know. BigLoad, you and the Mrs. will enjoy watching this.
I'm going to add that if your pack weighed close to 30#s, without breakfasts, lunches, or dinners, you weren't going UltraLight by any means.
FDR: “I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.”
jabrad, Thank you so much for posting this. I have been well entertained over the last hour...I’m going to add that if your pack weighed close to 30#s, without breakfasts, lunches, or dinners, you weren't going UltraLight by any means.
They definitely were not light. A lot of that was do to filming equipment, tripods, camera gimbals, drone, extra batteries, charging equipment, etc. If I could. Ha he one day, I would made the day on Loch Lommond from the Clansman Pub to Beinglas Farms a shorter day. I have bad knees from my time in the Military and the constant up/down scrabbling is rough on them. If we had another day to burn we. Pups have stayed in Kinlochleven, rested a day and dried gear out and been fine, or we could have pushed on and just not have enjoyed the last day. It’s more about hanging out and having fun for us. Glad you like the documentary. If you know anyone else who would enjoy it please share it with them.