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Furthering his quest to hike around the world, Herriott takes on the Overland Track, Larapinta Trail & the Bibbulmun Track down under.
Furthering his quest to hike around the world, Herriott takes on the Overland Track, Larapinta Trail & the Bibbulmun Track down under.
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Having done 11 films over the last 16 years dealing with various hiking trails, along with the folks who hike them (including doing projects involving the Camino de Santiago in Spain & France as well as Iceland within the last few years) I yearn, yes, YEARN to go International once again with a film project. This time, hopefully, involving Australia. I've heard many a good thing about various trails Down Under.  I say this even though there are many of the world's most poisonous snakes there along with over a million rogue camels (yes, camels) who could very well spit on me.  As mentioned in the video, I've already hiked the Overland Track earlier this year (and already shot footage!) following a vacation with my folks in New Zealand...since Australia was so close, I decided to head over for a few weeks (before leaving I didn't have the time to put together a Kickstarter pitch having had to scramble to finish editing the Bigfoot Trail film I shot last year). The two remaining trails are the Larapinta Trail (139 miles) in central Australia & the Bibbulmun Track, which is 623 miles long and regarded as sort of the Appalachian Trail of Australia. To hike both I estimate I need to be in Australia for an additional 10-11 weeks. The funding is needed for various flights within the country (getting there from the U.S. is covered, since my Pop was an airline pilot and I get a few passes each year). The rest of the funding would go towards food, SD cards for my HD camera, some lodging, a rent-a-car for a short period of time and gas. I should have the project completed and ready to send out by Feb. of 2018. And I promise that Yahoo Serious will NOT make an appearance in the film. (Big thanks to Cam "Swami" Honan (thehikinglife.com) and to worldwildplaces.com for the still images!)

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All of my long-distance hiking films films have been edited by me on a trusty IMac. I back up my footage. Barring some serious illness or accident, I feel the odds are pretty high of me completing the project on time. No problems so far!

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