Motion Fan Hike
In the Spring of 2010, the Motion TV crew called to see if SYMG was interested in offering something unique to their fan base. They wanted us to design a trip that could be filmed for a TV show episode, that included beautiful scenery, great food, and the ability to take a diverse group through rugged terrain. And we did it! The trip ended up being a brainchild of the show's popular host and former SYMG guide, Greg Aiello and Ian Elman, the owner of SYMG, who ended up leading the trip with the first 10 people who signed up. The 5-day trip was a stock and horse-pack supported adventure on the John Muir Trail from Agnew Meadows in the Inyo National Forest through to Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. As it turned out the trip ended up "quite adventurous" with some interesting turn of events. The crew filmed for 5 days straight as 15 of us walked over 30 miles and 2 high mountain passes. The show aired in October, 2010 and here's a link to the final edit which showed in over 50 million households! The show is wonderfully produced and shot in High Definition. Enjoy one of the most memorable trips of the season and keep an eye out for the offering as we are hoping to do this again.