In 2013, Chris Gallaway set out to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail and to document his experience in a unique film. The Long Start to the Journey follows Chris (or “Frost” as he comes to be known on the trail) as he encounters severe weather, injury, loneliness, and fascinating characters met along this great American trail. He walks over 2,000 miles in seven months, experiencing major life changes from becoming engaged to a close family tragedy. In the course of his hike Frost discovers the origin story of the Appalachian Trail and how the early vision and battles of the trail movement shaped what the A.T. has become today. The Long Start to the Journey is a beautiful odyssey through the mountains of eastern America, a story of growth through perseverance. It reveals why wilderness is still essential in the modern world. To learn more and to watch the film visit the official website www.theATmovie.com.
Seasons of the Appalachian Trail
The 3.5 Minute Thru-hike