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REI Presents: Leave It Better | Packing it Out

Author(s): Wild Confluence| REI| Gear Junkie
Video Release Date: October 25, 2017
Video Source: YouTube

2 Friends, 4,700 miles, 1 mission: Pick up trash! The short film, ‘Leave It Better’ documents Seth Orme and Abby Taylor’s bike ride across America. Their route took them from Georgia to Washington State, including a circuit of stops at National Forests, scenic areas, campgrounds, etc., hosting trash cleanups and conservation-theme clinics as they rode.

For 5 months, their goal was to explore the country, meet people, spread the word on ‘Packing It Out,’ and continue their message of environmental stewardship. At each destination, whether alone or with a group, Orme and Taylor cleaned up trash, totaling more than 2,100 pounds over the course of the trip. Learn more about their bikepacking trip here:

Credits: Directed by Luke Kantola & Colin Arisman

A Wild Confluence Film In Partnership with REI & GearJunkie

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