Mid way through last winter, the season was gone in the PNW. With a strong determination to stay off Jet planes, the crew of the Middle Path Project searched for the nearest location with good snow. The forecast in Montana was looking good so they set their sights on big sky country, a place with infinite mountain access by snowmobiles and man power. By keeping track of the fuel they consumed on their sleds, they would have more of an idea of how they were effecting the world around them. One of the biggest challenges we have seen is the outlook on sustainable thinking. I drive a car, I create trash, I consume endless products, therefore I can’t care about the planet and how my actions are effecting the world around me. What they were beginning to see on this trip was that the smallest of actions have huge results. Just being aware of the fuel quantity consumed is a major step. Doubling on a sled, car pooling, or choosing not to fly. These positive actions are the inception to create a sustainable relationship with the planet. They had an amazing crew of friends come together in Montana and finally got some good snow under their feet. Finding a balance between extremes, they were walking The Middle Path

Riders: Jonny Sischo, Ryan Tucker, Tyler Morton, Travis Claughton, Sean Fithian, Teddy Schein, Ian Wood, Kurt Jenson, Matt Wainhouse

Film/Edit: Sean Fithian

Additional Film: Tyler Morton

MUSIC
“Man On Fire”
by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

“Sleepwalker”
by Moon Duo

“Drunk In Love”
by Beyonce

Score: Peter Muller

Re-blogged via Sean Fithian’s Vimeo channel.

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