Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Motion - The best hiking (related) TV show

Motion is a great show that features (mainly) hiking spots around the US (even some in the Caribbean). The show started out covering hikes around Northern California - but has really expanded to cover everything from Alaska to Hawaii to upstate New York and even the US Virgin Islands.

The show has amazing video of great views, waterfalls and vistas from a number of Western US locations - including the Olympic Peninsula, Big Island of Hawaii and Kenai Fjords Glacier

Unlike most outdoor shows on TV, Motion does a really great job of showing the hiking route as well as providing some tips on accessing the trail. While other shows can gloss over the details the host, Greg Aiello does a nice job of providing some really useful hiking information.

This is the best hiking show on TV in my book. The format is informative and inspiring - without getting too fluffy or preachy. Recent episodes have even featured "fans" of the show joining Greg on some of the best hikes around the US.

For those that have seen the show, be sure to catch the Behind the Scenes episode!

Congrats to Greg and his brother for the shows continues success over the years (I first found it in 2008!) and keeping it true to hiking and enjoying the outdoors. 

Motion is carried on the LiveWell Network:

Bay Area -  HD channel 7.2/ Comcast 715
Seattle Area - HD channel 5.3/ Comcast 115

You can watch most episodes online at the Motion page of Livewellnetwork.com

A scene from Yosemite Falls - Over the Edge

rev Dec 2012


David Hess said...

Totally agree, Motion is a fantastic show. It's become part of my morning ritual.

I just wish I lived in Cali, so I could take advantage of all the great locations.

Do you know if the show uses original music for the montage scenes? That is what I was googling when I found your site.

Anonymous said...

I always tune in to see where Greg is going next as I have hiked and visited many of the spots. He does a fabulous and informative show on each and every area.
However, I was amazed to see him actually go down to the beach at Julia Pfeiffer State Park on the Big sur peninsula.This beach was bequeathed to Julia, and it is stated emphatically,that it is to remain as pure as possible from humans and to be totally viewed from only the lookouts, and upon visiting the scenic points I can understand why, it is truly a spiritual place. So obviously Greg didn't read the state park rules there and now he has basically made it ok for others to venture down there and no longer will it be serene.
I do hope he does something to amend this thought as there are plenty of nutters around who will go thru the 6 foot fence!!! and along that dangerous gorge to that secluded beach.
I am sure he will make this right as he seems to really care about the environment. I sincerely Hope so.
Thanks D. Thomas

kelly olmstead said...

hey i love to watch ur show u let us see how beautiful our country is i love nature and i really enjoy seeing all the places u go u need a side kick thow all that hiken alone u'd enjoy it more if i was w ya thhow haha u ever need a company i'd be glad to hike w ya keep up the great work and keep exploring beautiful places for us!!