“Embracing The Path”
By Joseph & Jacob Rinn
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This season we begin our journey on the Pacific Crest Trail. Two brothers and a mutt dog are attempting to hike 2650 miles from Mexico to Canada along the Pacific Crest Trail. This trail will take 4-6 months and pass through some of the most beautiful places our country has to offer.
Joseph- When I look back at my life; of what I had and where I am going. I am not satisfied. This is not all of what I can be. I have this need to help this world we live on and to create a positive change. The problem is I’m lost. I don’t know what it is the world needs from me. I have spent a good portion of my teen and adult life coping with PTSD. This walk is the time for me to think about what healing really looks like, what my influence will be on the planet and how I can make myself the best I can be. Investing in this documentary is not just investing in a film, it’s an investment in a more positive person to help influence this world.
Luke- I miss my old puppy days of hiking the Oregon section of the PCT. I sit at home bored all day just waiting for my next chance to go out in the wild. I can’t wait to pee on all the trees (Because we all know that the dog that pees on the most trees; wins!) As a young dog I completed extensive training to be my master’s service dog. I wear my vest and pack with such pride!
Jacob-I spent the first 8 years of my “adult life” suffering from addiction, bipolar 1 disorder, and the consequences of poor decisions I made because of these diseases. I spent 6 years, either in jail or homeless, destroying every relationship I had, and having one horrific and traumatic experience after another. With the help of the Ada County mental health court, I was able to get control of my addiction, my mood disorder, and my legal problems. Now I am working on recreating the relationships in my life, especially with my only brother. My little brother is the most important person to me. I want to take this hike, to cleanse myself of my past, take the ‘passage” between boy and man, and start me on my life as a caring, contributing member of my community.