About the project

Do More With Less is a conversation between over 100 hikers traveling from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. Throughout the 2,660 miles and endless challenges the community talks about hiking, abandoning the grid, and how to live an adventurous lifestyle. This film is not-for-profit and was made to give back to the PCT community.

About the trail

The Pacific Crest Trail is a 2,660 mile hiking trail that stretches from Mexico to Canada. Officially designated in 1968, the PCT traverses the Sierra and Cascade mountain ranges and passes by iconic natural landmarks including Mt. Whitney and Crater Lake.

Thru hiking

Thru-hiking is walking the entire length of a trail in one season. On the PCT, this can take up to five months. PCT thru-hikers must cover over 450,000 feet of vertical climbs and hike through extreme climate changes. The trail starts in the deserts of Southern California, continues up into the dramatic Sierras, the upper-deserts of Northern California, Oregon’s majestic forrests, and the Cascade mountains of Washington State.

Friends from the trail

Soon after leaving the Mexican border you realize it is not a solo journey. For many, the beauty of the trail comes from the people you hike it with. Over 100 people sat down to talk with us about the community and what it’s like to hike from Mexico to Canada.


On May 2nd 2014, Travis “Duke” Barron and Eric “ET” Timmerman showed up at the Mexican border prepared to hike all the way to Canada. With two small cameras and basic audio recording equipment their goal was to capture the pulse of the PCT’s unique thru-hiking community.


Roger Sellers is an Austin-based musician and multi-instrumentalist. A majority of the music in Do More With Less was composed by Roger and certain pieces were recorded specifically for this project. Additional music was generously provided by Sigur Rós, Caribou, and Kevin Butler.