SNEWS® Live: New film reveals the wonders of through hiking the Continental Divide Trail

Documentary filmmaker Mark Flagler talks with SNEWS® Live about his new cinematic project on through hiking the Continental Divide Trail.
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SNEWS® Live: Documentary filmmaker Mark Flagler wants to show you the Continental Divide Trail. This 3,100-mile trail spans the distance between Mexico and Canada through some of the most captivating wilderness areas in the United States.

Packing along a video camera, Flagler made his way on foot through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Along the way, he recorded the unique experience of that rare backpacking breed known as the "through hiker."

SNEWS® Live connected with Flagler at the 2007 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. Shortly after the presentation of his film, Flagler shared with us his vision of the scenic and majestic Continental Divide Trail.


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