The Pacific Crest Trail – Truly Wild
Wild depicts the 1000 mile Trek made by Sheryl Strayed, a woman at the end of her rope who decides to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. This trail is a truly monumental feat of nature and governmental cooperation. The Trail begins in Mexico, and runs all the way to Canada. The trail is billed as about 2600 miles long, but no one really knows for sure exactly – especially as the trail does shift and change with foot traffic and weather.
The photography is beautiful in this film, and easy to take for granted. But filming in this setting had to create its own set of challenges for the actor and crew. In California, there can easily be 25 – 30 miles between water stations. From top to bottom, the trail climbs nearly 60 major mountain passes, descends into 19 major canyons and moves past 1,000 lakes and tarns.
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