“The journey at hand appears overwhelming. The immense scope of our undertaking is enormous. When you picture yourself lost between two endless horizons of water; one behind you and one still to overcome…it’s a haunting reality. Such an endeavor will enable us to capture insights into the capacity of the human condition in a way only extraordinary circumstances allow. The documentary will bring these great moments to the silver screen.” – J.J. Kelley
To the left is a route map of the 2008 Paddle to Seattle
BACKPACKER’S PANTRY FUELS OUR FILM
Ask anyone who has traveled a great distance, under their own power, what they think of every inch of the way: it’s food! That’s why it is tremendously important for us to have vitamin packed meals that fill our demanding bellies. Backpacker’s Pantry have been with us since the beginning, and the enthusiastic crew are with us again providing the best quick-cook-up meals in the backcountry.
BEAUTIFUL WOODEN BOATS
An enormous thanks to Pygmy Boats, who donated the two kayaks that we will assemble and paddle to Seattle. Their boats are sleek, elegant, and beautiful. Thank you Pygmy.
Every great endeavor starts with a modest beginning. Here Josh is in the preliminary stages of assembling the two wooden kayaks. These boats will need to hold up to a 1-300 mile paddle to Seattle. “I don’t want to complain, but it is going to be a push to get these boats together,” said Thomas.
SEA TO SUMMIT
The wonderful team at Sea to Summit has given generously support our people powered programming. They are providing gear that will ensure our camera equipment and supplies will remain bone dry throughout the expedition. In some of the toughest conditions on the planet, we depend on gear that can stand up to the challenge. Thank you Sea to Summit. Visit them at: www.seatosummit.com
Thomas on kayak detail. Seward, AK
Dudes on Media announce the launch of their adventure lifestyle films blog. The blog will act as a venue to host the increasing advanced media potential of the two adventure filmmakers, Josh Thomas and J.J. Kelley. Subscribe and bookmark the Dudes on Media blog to stay up to date on the adventurer’s people powered programs.