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Appalachian Impressions (2005)

Mark Flagler  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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  • Directors: Mark Flagler
  • Producers: Mark Flagler
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 124.0 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,652 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The program takes you on a six-month, 2,173-mile journey along the most famous long-distance hiking trail in the world. Along the way, you'll meet hikers who have embarked on this trek, carrying everything they need on their backs. You'll hear their stories, and experience the thrills and challenges of daily life on the trail.

Customer Reviews

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Thank you Mark for making this DVD! Since thru-hiking the AT I have tried, in vain, to explain what my hike was like. The beautiful views, the lung busting hiking, the silly traditions, and the unforgetable people. I have shared your DVD with my family and friends. They seem to understand just a little more, what I've been talking about all this time.

Your camera work really shows off the beauty of the Appalachians. When you focus on a specific section of the AT, I'm taken back to the day when I was hiking that section. I was also surprise to learn more of the history behind the AT. I thought I know it all already. Thanks again Mark Flagler,


2001 AT Thru-hiker
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
By TinMan
I just finished watching this 2 dvd set. I give it my highest rating. I've seen "Trek", "Walk for Freedom", "2000 Miles to Main". Each has their appeal. This is a bit different. Unlike the others this DVD is professionally narrated. There are better explanations of what you are seeing through the camera. Also you get excellent well balanced comments from hikers all through the trail. Best of all. No profanity. So I recommend it for family viewing unike "Trek" and "Walk for Freedom". Good job Flagler.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great AT film! September 7, 2005
If you're looking for the best all-around Appalachian Trail documentary, you've just found it! I've read several AT books and biographies, seen practically every other documentary on the trail, and walked the length of the AT - this film is the single best source of info on the AT short of firsthand experience. Mark does a great job of showing the trail from several perspectives, and keeps it interesting along the way! Highly recommended.

-Skittles GA->ME 2003-
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By D. Reid
I am planning to start section hiking the A.T. I bought this DVD so that I could get a perspective of the terrain and what other hikers' experiences were. I popped it in the player just as soon as it arrived and I was ready to hit the trail after watching it. I can't hardly wait now, but I guess I better get my gear together first. I liked the way the DVD was professionally produced, and the fact that you can select a section of the trail from the menu without searching through the DVD if you want to review a certain part. I was apprehensive in spending the extra money for this documentary, but the other reviews encouraged me to splurge. Glad I did!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Piqued my interest about thru hiking August 5, 2005
I've just seen the first disc at a friend's house, but I was delighted by the indepth explanation of not only the process of preparing and hiking the trail, but the traditions and culture of thru hiking the AT.

Most of my hiking experience is out west with splashes throughout the southeast, but after seeing this portion of "Appalachian Impressions", I am quite curious about thru hiking the AT.

Excellent (and appropriate) for all age groups. Decipherable and informative, while entertaining. The host shows an obvious love of the trail and an enthusiasm for sharing it with others. Overall, my "Impression" of this documentary is one of professionalism and gusto that was certainly worth my time!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a fun trip! December 3, 2006
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Since buying this DVD set I have watched it twice. I've never hiked the AT but am tentatively making plans to do so within the next couple of years. I would like to thru hike and these videos are the "carrot on a stick" that just might push me to do it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic, worth every penny September 18, 2005
By Karma
By far the best doc every made of the trail. It covers points of views, lifestyles, obstacles to over come, gear, what to eat and so much more. It offers a real insight to a hikers life style no matter your experience of hiking. A real must if you've ever hiked any part of the Appalachian Trail and an absolute if you or someone you know has hiked the entire 2172 mile trek from Georgia to Maine.

Karma GA-ME 2003 Appalachian Trail

"and I would do it all over again"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost as good as hiking the AT February 5, 2010
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We've hiked over 600 miles of the AT, south from Springer to Virginia. I felt like we were hiking along on the part we have already seen, and it made me even more anxious to see the other 1500 miles. Very well done.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome video...perfect for my camping trip!
Published 1 month ago by Mike G.
5.0 out of 5 stars The best account of a thru hile I've seen.
Read many, many books on thru hiking, and this film was a great documentary.

Bits from all states included, and there is no nudity or vulgarity. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stover
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Video
I had a desire to do a through hike, but health issues kept me from the attempt to do it. This made if feel as if I was there.
Published 5 months ago by Gil
5.0 out of 5 stars Great to see the trail "live"
I really enjoyed actually seeing people walking the trail and what all the different places on the trail actually look like. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Connie Westbrook
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
If you want to know what it is like to hike the trail, get this. Good personalities as well. Two thumbs up.
Published 20 months ago by fretfulfred
5.0 out of 5 stars appalachian impressions
Both my sons have done some hiking on the AT this year after getting laid off from their jobs and loved it, so I wanted to know more about the trail and see all the sections for... Read more
Published 22 months ago by bonnie pelaccia
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD. A must see for anyone interested in the AT.
Appalachian Impressions is an interesting and professional production that shows it all,... the scenery, the people, and what life on the AT is really like, both the joys and the... Read more
Published on July 1, 2012 by NW_Hiker
1.0 out of 5 stars Disk 2 would not play
Was so looking forward to receiving this because of the great reviews. Watched disk 1 and couldn't wait to see the second half of the AT on disk 2. Read more
Published on July 21, 2011 by CFP
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent video
Bought this to show my class after reading Bill Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods." It did a a good job of showing different parts of the AT, the characters that hike it, and what... Read more
Published on December 9, 2009 by J. Catoe
5.0 out of 5 stars Great video about Appalachian Trail
If you're interested in hiking the Appalachian Trail, or just learning more about it, this video is a great start.
Published on September 12, 2009 by Matthew D. York
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