PaCT: A Journey Across Time


by Peter Miles Bergman
photography by Dylan Kuhn

In 1996 at the age of 23, Peter and Dylan Kuhn set out to hike the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. Burned out, injured, and broke after 90 days and 1,750 miles they quit in Oregon with a pact to return for the remaining 900 miles when they were twice as old. In 2019 they reconvened at 46 to reflect on life’s journey, and race increasingly threatening storms towards Canada.

The animation is of a lone figure stopping to pause for a snapshot before tossing a graduation cap, and instantaneously changing into a suit while 1,700 miles across California race by behind him followed by with the same figure – 23 years older – pausing before waving and walking off into the distance as 900 miles of Oregon and Washington race by. Opposite pages from the photos show the location where the photo was taken on stylized black and white maps.

More on the project, including an except can be read at and seen on instagram

Flip book | 266 pages | is Press, 1st edition | 2020


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