'Why We Go' explores the intersection of adventure, risk, and spirituality in a film that chronicles a twelve day self-support kayaking trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. At the outset of the trip, paddlers were asked to define adventure, risk, and spirituality and weave their definitions into a narrative of why it is important to travel on remote wilderness rivers, and ultimately explore lessons learned from years of paddling in wild places. The question takes on a life of its own as trip members endure the death of close friend, and expert paddler Curt Joyce.
Curt was enormously enthusiastic about the project. The film is completed in the spirit of sharing his vision, passion, and love for rivers and all things wild. The film is intended to initiate further conversation and reflection on the intersection of adventure, spirituality, and risk in the modern world.
Thank you to Mountain Khakis for supporting the vision of this project from the outset.