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 Music: Juniper – Y La Bamba Dalai Lama – Y La Bamba Ostrich – Y La Bamba Mama Said – Cat Clyde Greenland – Emancipator Wrong Number – Heavy Deeds Hey Man – Liz Cooper Kaleidoscope Eyes – Liz Cooper