"All the fun of hiking, without the stench."
"This year is the ten year anniversary of my thru-hike of the AT and no movie or book has brought back all the wonder, beauty, and joy that I found while hiking like 'Thru Story.' Every two minutes I found myself crying out about how I remembered a particular view, or could feel the pain of hikers caught in thunderstorms, suffering from blisters, or daydreaming about food. Shane captures the beauty of the Blue Ridge and beyond in high definition rarely seen in AT documentaries. The quality of the video compared with other documentaries really sets this movie apart. You can practically smell the hikers (which might not be a good thing). If you’re planning a thru-hike, section hike, or just want to learn more about the grandfather of hiking trails, then this is the documentary to watch.
-- Tom Moose
REI Tualatin #36
“Wonderful photography, excellent story telling, and a charming cast of characters!”
“This was a great documentary. I really enjoyed the hikers who were profiled and their good humor when facing adversity. It was funny, informative, and uplifting. I recommend it to anyone who wants to hike the Appalachian Trail vicariously!”
-- Carol Barrett
"If you've ever hiked the Appalachian Trail, Thru Story will bring all those memories back . . . If you ever thought about hiking the AT, this will give you a really good taste of what you're likely to experience!"
-- William Garlinghouse
“Awesome documentary. Really gives you a feel for what trail life is like and the struggles of completing such a long hike. The scenery alone makes it worth buying.”
“Perennial hiker "Jester" takes us on his latest expedition. A 15-year anniversary hike of the Appalachian Trail. This well edited and scored film lets you peek into the world of the long distance hiker and the culture of the trail. Anyone who hikes the trails or dreams to one day, will enjoy immersing themselves in this movie.”
“Great Movie! My heart ached for the trail the entire time!”
-- Pee-wee German
“Beautiful scenery. The AT is presented with humor. I normally wouldn't describe a documentary as "fun," but this one is fun to watch.” -- Melissa Hecht