November 8, 2022

Episode 73: A Legend(ary) FKT on the Colorado Trail & a Documentary by Dylan Harris & Jason Fitzpatrick

On this episode: world premieres, documentaries, and the Colorado Trail. We’re talking with Jeff “Legend” Garmire, Dylan Harris and our very own Jason Fitzpatrick about their new documentary FREE OUTSIDE.

On August 28, 2020, Jeff Garmire set out to break the unsupported Colorado Trail record. His goal was to hike 485 miles without resupply or outside assistance in under 9.5 days. No film crew had ever captured an unsupported record before. They would have no contact with Garmire for the entire journey. FREE OUTSIDE follows Legend’s FKT attempt on the 486-mile Colorado Trail.


Show Notes

  • 00:33 – Introducing Dylan Harris, Jeff “Legend” Garmire and FREE OUTSIDE
  • 02:00 – What is FREE OUTSIDE all about?
  • 03:35 – The rules of an “unsupported” fastest known time (FKT) and how they have changed
  • 10:00 – Carrying batteries, cameras and memory cards for self-filming the FKT attempt (and all the other stuff you’re carrying)
  • 12:35 – The blister-popping scene
  • 13:30 – How Dylan got into the outdoors, film and video
  • 16:08 – Dylan’s 27 day thru-hike of the Colorado Trail
  • 19:45 – The world premiere of FREE OUTSIDE 
  • 22:40 – What was it like to see the footage from two different perspectives?
  • 25:05 – What Dylan’s been doing since filming FREE OUTSIDE
  • 28:35 – Legend’s FKT on the John Muir Trail
  • 38:00 – Respect for the Long Trail (and a throwback to Episode 2).  
  • 39:45 – Next on Legend’s FKT to-do list
  • 44:10 – Dylan’s film THE PARTICPANT and running a 100-mile race
  • 60:00 – Wrap-up

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