5 Million Footsteps

It takes five million footsteps to hike the Appalachian Trail from end to end.

In the Spring of 2005, Kevin “Fester” Gallagher took the first of those 5 million steps, completing the 2,181 mile Appalachian Trail in roughly six months. Every day, he paused to take 24 photos on slide film. The slides sat in boxes for awhile after his return – something about sitting in front of editing software assembling images didn’t appeal to “Fester’s” wandering spirit.

Lucky for us, Gallagher settled down long enough to create “The Green Tunnel.” It’s a stop motion whirlwind from Springer Mountain to Katahdin. His colleague, Stephen Vitiello, provided the soundtrack. So sit back and enjoy 14 states, 6 national parks, 8 national forests, and 2,000 occurrences of rare, threatened, endangered, and sensitive species. America!

Green Tunnel from Kevin Gallagher on Vimeo.

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This entry was published on March 19, 2011 at 10:46. It’s filed under Get Inspired, Watch, World and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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