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Pacific Coast Trail uniquely chronicled by photos of backpackers’ tent

A pair of backpackers, trail names of North Star and Shutterbug, quit their day jobs in 2012, and took 165 days to hike the Pacific Coast Trail, from Mexico to Canada, all 2,660 miles of it. And each day, they snapped off a photo of their tent. The compilation of those photos, put to music in a video on YouTube, is a unique and artistic way of presenting the Pacific Coast Trail and its varied scenery. If you wondered about the landscape along this famous trail, watch and enjoy:

North Star is Anna Sofranko, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Shutterbug is a professional photographer and a native of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Both are dedicated backpackers who this year will be hiking the Appalachian Trail on the East Coast and the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand. They will undoubtedly chronicle their journeys in their blog, “Wandering the Wild,” as they did the Pacific Coast Trail.

Incidentally, the Appalachian Trail is 2,200 miles and goes through 14 states. The Te Araroa Trail, or The Long Pathway, which opened in December 2011, covers 1,865 miles.

So expect a lot more tent photos to come.