Change Is Coming

Been plowing through footage and am looking forward to putting this all together. Ideas are flowing, which is awesome. There will be some changes coming to the website soon, I am looking for a less blog-style layout and a more “this is my movie!” layout 🙂

For now, some more awesome pictures to keep you at the edge of your seat 😉

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2012 The Gathering

As I continue to go through 200 hours of footage (the normal documentary has around 30 hours after production), I want to draw your attention to The Gathering. An event all Appalachian Trail. From information to presentations. It’s happening this weekend in West Virginia. If you’re in that area, do check it out! Many of my fellow thru-hikers will be attending. Meanwhile, I will dream of trail and trail-life things as I hope to finish reviewing all the footage this weekend. Check out the link for The Gathering here:

A Few More Stills

Still reviewing footage. Very happy with some of the moments I have captured. The good news is the humor and drama seems to be reading well with a few select people that have looked over some of the footage with me. I can’t wait to start the edit. But, for now I have looked at all my footage through May! Wooohooo! Here are a few more images for you all to enjoy:

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Happily Mal-adjusted

As time goes on, I’ve realized I am happier being “maladjusted”. I don’t want to go back to the high stress life I had before. There’s traffic? Duh, lots of people live here. I spilled tea on my white shirt, one less thing I have to own. It’s raining? Good, we need it, there’s been a massive drought and I have a dry place to go at night. All these things, and many others, used to stress me out. There’s so very many things to be thankful for and the biggest lesson is simplicity. I’ve been going through my things and sending them to good will. I don’t need 100 shirts, obviously an exaggeration, but being ruled by our “stuff” is a sure fire way to add stress. I can tell you from experience now that life is more full filling when everything you own is what you carry on your back. Your “things” are broken down into necessity. Wants are tangible and simple. On the trail I only ever wanted to shower, have a cold or hot drink and have the time to wash my clothes. I never want to become a consumerist again and that, I am perfectly okay with. So this is me, Kori (still feels weird when people call me by my real name…), happily maladjusted.


As my departure date creeps closer, I find myself being asked a lot of the same questions.  So as not to neglect those that are checking my website (you’re the best), I figured I would answer some of them on here. Enjoy it! (and some of my sarcasm) 😉

Are you bringing a gun?

NO!!!! No one hikes the Appalachian Trail with a gun. Though, I am partial to a .22 rifle.

So, how long are you actually away from civilization?

Besides the 100 mile wilderness, on average, you are a day to three days away from a town where you could resupply. Or so I believe.

Are you afraid?

No, I am completely going into this with the mindset of doing my best (110%) and loving every minute of it.  The only fear about the elements of the trail is the very smart fear (in my humble opinion) of lyme disease.  Due to the warmer weather, the ticks are everywhere and this is supposed to be a bad year for it.

What are you going to eat?

Mostly carbs. Dehydrated food. I have been making little prepared meals full of couscous and dried vegetables. I am REALLY looking forward to the farm stands that I know of at certain points on the trail. There is nothing like fresh and raw fruits and vegetables!

What happens if you fall off a cliff or a bear attacks you?

In the history of the trail, no one thru-hiking has fallen off a cliff and died or been attacked by a bear.  Day hikers have befallen tough situations, but as of now (knock on wood) it has not happened to any thru-hikers.  Yes, there will be bears. No, I will not be hanging off cliffs…..unless I want to capture a gorgeous image…

…the big dangers are injury, illness and my own mental capacity to stick with it!

Vote Now!

Hey all, with a little less than two weeks to go until I embark on my journey, I wanted to ask for a favor….a two second favor 🙂

Wrigley and King a short film I was Cinematographer for has been put up for an audience award at Memphis International Film Festival and it needs your vote! You can only vote once and it takes just a second, please vote and spread the word if you can. The film has been selected for 12 film festivals and this kind of award could be huge for it!

Click on this link: and select Wrigley and King.

Thank you all!!!

P.S. – sooooooo excited to start my hike. Been testing out solar chargers and other gear. Can’t wait to get out there and post my first blog from the trail 😀