Tag Archive: Video

Point Mugu State Park after the Springs Fire

Over the long weekend, I had a chance to head back to Point Mugu State Park to see how the area had fared after the Springs Fire. Starting on May 2nd, the fire burned over 24,000 acres – and from the burn area maps released, it looked like virtually ALL of Point Mugu State Park was on fire. Before the…

read » May 28, 2013

A Visual Poem for Outdoorsy Types

OK, it’s not totally limited to outdoorsy types, but it does have an inspirational message attached to some pretty amazing outdoor footage, so there ya go. Hope it helps you through your hump-day! Revelation, a Visual Poem. from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo. Last Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

read » January 30, 2013

Videos for a Better Weekend

I didn’t want the last thing on the front page for the weekend to be something about corpses, so instead here are two gorgeous time-lapses from Death Valley and Yosemite National Parks and a behind-the-scenes video from the soon-to-be-released John Muir Trail documentary Mile … Mile and a Half featuring my good friend Kolby Kirk. Hope you enjoy – and…

read » January 25, 2013

Columbia Powerdrains Review

So as part of that Columbia OmniTen trip, we got a TON of new gear to test out in Arizona. One of the items that made a big impression were the Columbia Powerdrains – a lightweight hybrid trail and water shoe that we tested in the Secret Mountain Wilderness and at the bottom of Havasu Canyon. Overall I found the…

read » June 29, 2012

Trailer for New John Muir Trail Documentary

Last year, I wrote about The Muir Project – a group of artists and filmmakers who hiked the John Muir Trail and documented their journey with some stunning HD video. They only released a short clip of their footage before, but today they’ve unveiled the first trailer for their feature-length documentary Mile … Mile and a Half. If the earlier…

read » February 15, 2012

Epic John Muir Trail Video

Over the summer, a group of multimedia artists spent a few weeks hiking the John Muir Trail, documenting every step of the way. Eventually, they plan to launch an online exhibition on the Trail, with plenty of GPS info, pictures, trail-musings and videos, but for now they’ve posted the first take on their video. If this first clip is any…

read » September 23, 2011

Yosemite Nature Notes – Sky Islands

The newest episode of Yosemite Nature Notes was posted this week – this time focusing on so-called “Sky Islands,” high-elevation plateaus that are isolated from the rest of their environment by peaks and valleys. These areas look barren from a distance, but usually host a wide range of plant and animal life, sometimes with species unique to individual peaks. As…

read » September 16, 2011

Long-Weekend Backpacking Video

What better way to throw yourself into this warm, sunny weekend than by watching an epic backpacking video from a rainy weekend in the Santa Monica Mountains? Reader and YouTube user Cincinnati Jones produced this fun trail video during the rainy season and just left it in the comments section of my Mishe Mokwa Trail write up. Hopefully it will…

read » April 29, 2011

Take a Video, Win $10k

The next time you’re out at your favorite hiking destination, be sure to pack your video-recording device. If you take a good 360-degree panorama, Jansport might give you a cool $10,000. As part of their “What’s Your Outdoors” contest, the veteran pack-maker is asking outdoor-lovers to record clockwise panoramic videos of their favorite natural areas. They’ll be stitching them all…

read » April 11, 2011

Horsetail Fall

If there’s anything that will make you want to pack up your car and high-tail it to Yosemite National Park in the morning, it’s Yosemite Nature Notes. Steven Bumgardner’s incredible series just hit its 14th episode, and this time he set his sights on one of the park’s more ephemeral features – Horsetail Fall. The cascade itself only appears when…

read » March 9, 2011

The Appalachian Trail in 5 Minutes

If you were wondering what hiking the Appalachian Trail looks like but only have, say, five minutes or so to experience it, you could do worse than Kevin Gallagher’s Green Tunnel – a trip through thousands of miles of trail and several seasons, too. Green Tunnel from Kevin Gallagher on Vimeo. Last Updated: Monday, March 7, 2011

read » March 7, 2011

Sandy River Flood Video

With the weather outlook for the next week looking very, very wet, I figured now would be an appropriate time to post this epic video of the flooding Sandy River in Oregon from last month. We complain a lot about the rain here in L.A., but thankfully we rarely get it as bad as this: Sandy River Flood from alexandra…

read » February 18, 2011

A Yosemite Year in 60 Seconds

If you ever wondered what Half Dome looked like over a course of a year, the time-lapse crew at Halfdome.net have you covered. Using one webcam image every day for a year, they stitched together this one-minute movie showing the formation through the seasons. Enjoy! Via @YosemiteSteve. Last Updated: Tuesday, January 18, 2011

read » January 18, 2011

Epic Snowy San Gorgonio Video

After braving the Great Snowpocalypse of 2010, I’ll be flying back to SoCal from New England tomorrow afternoon … apparently just in time for more rain. But while I was just checking some of the comments here, I noticed reader pitownpi had posted this absolutely epic fly-by video of San Gorgonio during a break in the rain and snow. I…

read » December 29, 2010

L.A. Hiking on the Live Well Network

Hey, did you know there are hiking trails in Los Angeles? Whodathunkit, right? I kid, of course, but the Live Well Network‘s Greg Aiello just did his part highlighting some L.A. trails for the audience of his show “Motion,” giving viewers some impressive looks at hikes to the Hollywood Sign, the M.A.S.H. set, Sandstone Peak, and more. The full episode…

read » November 5, 2010

Timescapes Feature Footage

I’ve written about Tom Lowe’s Timescapes project before – the stunning time-lapse photography is pretty much guaranteed to make your jaw drop. This summer, Lowe spent time traveling around the southwest with a team and some high-end cameras to shoot more time-lapse footage for a feature-length version of his work. It’s not all nature-stuff, but it’s definitely all beautiful. Enjoy.…

read » November 4, 2010

Hang Glide over the Santa Monicas

I wouldn’t head out there right now unless you want to watch an egg cook on the trail, but the Santa Monica Mountains do tend to be my de facto hiking home in the winter months. If you haven’t visited recently, maybe this aerial footage of our backyard National Recreation Area will inspire you to add it to your calendar.…

read » September 27, 2010

Long-Awaited Video of the Charity Hike

I’ve previously written up a short account of the Modern Hiker charity hike for the American Foundation for Children with AIDS this July. Now (wow, this took me a long time), I’ve finally posted a short video featuring some of the photos and videos we took along the way. Of course, there’s a lot more to this, but I think…

read » August 20, 2010

Perseid "Fail" is Still Pretty Cool

Vimeo user ph dee went out into Anza-Borrego Desert State Park last week to try to get some time-lapse photos of the Perseid meteor shower, but was upset that the skies were mostly just cluttered with airplanes. However, I think you’ll agree that his beautiful night sky footage is very much NOT the fail he claims it to be, even…

read » August 16, 2010

Perseid “Fail” is Still Pretty Cool

Vimeo user ph dee went out into Anza-Borrego Desert State Park last week to try to get some time-lapse photos of the Perseid meteor shower, but was upset that the skies were mostly just cluttered with airplanes. However, I think you’ll agree that his beautiful night sky footage is very much NOT the fail he claims it to be, even…

read » August 16, 2010