Pacific Crest Trail 2016

Packing It Out

Packing It Out is dedicated to cleaning America's trails. They've hiked the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail, picking up thousands of pounds of trash along the way. In 2017, they embarked on a 5,000-mile bike trip with the plan to clean scenic areas and inspire others as they ride.

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‘Packing It Out’ Film Selected For Banff World Tour

GearJunkie is proud to announce its film made in partnership with Wild Confluence Media, ‘Packing It Out: Cleaning America’s Wild Trails’, was chosen as a finalist for the 2016 Banff Mountain Film Competition.

Packing It Out
Photo by Wild Confluence Media

In its 41st year, the Banff Mountain Film Festival highlights “profound journeys, unexpected adventures and ground-breaking expeditions” told by filmmakers from around the globe.

The event is held this week (October 29 – November 6) in its namesake Banff, Alberta. It is regarded as one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world.

World Tour: ‘Packing It Out’ Film

An original GearJunkie video, the ‘Packing It Out’ Film was shot by Wild Confluence Media in partnership with REI. It offers a ‘day in the life’ of the Packing It Out team along a desert section of the Pacific Crest Trail in California.

Seth ‘Cap’ Orme and Paul ‘Spice’ Twedt founded the ‘Packing It Out’ project in 2014. Their first expedition was a trash-clearing hike on the Appalachian Trail.


Our film, viewable above, was chosen among hundreds submitted for the Banff World Tour. The traveling event format visits locations around the world. See the full U.S. list here.

–Read about the duo’s PCT journey on our ‘Packing It Out’ page. Connect with Seth and Paul on Instagram, Twitter, and their blog.

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