"The Animas Project" live premiere!

We all live in a watershed. The water we drink flows through them. The foods we eat grow in them. Our lives are influenced and sustained by them. A watershed’s health is connected to and shaped by humans. This critical synergy demands collective and individual contributions to them.
Professional athlete, 14er Ski Record holder, mountain guide, SAS instructor, and former Navy SEAL Josh Jespersen floats his crew of rugged adventurers into the depths of uncertainty on the wildly remote Animas River. The team emerges downriver, albeit a little soggy, with water samples gathered along the way. The expedition’s contributions add to reclamation efforts and bring into sharper contrast the need for active participation in one’s home watershed.

“There is a healthy environment that can be preserved and
protected. Move through it, flow through it, walk through those
mountains, experience and learn to appreciate them. Because
you’re not going to fight for something you don’t understand.”

The Animas River spills from the heart of the San Juan Mountains and drains the snowmelt of majestic peaks via a canyon deeper than the Grand Canyon. Packrafting the Animas River Canyon with skis and snowboards in tow, the Journey Lines crew seeks greater understanding through their complete immersion into the third largest wilderness in the contiguous United States.
The Animas Project intends to rally a larger army of diverse advocates in defense of the natural world. The film stresses that anyone, anywhere can be a champion of conservation and a staunch defender of wild places. An expedition into the unknown is but one way to engage in this fight. We all can do something, even if it is as simple as putting water in bottles.
Throughout the post workshop social and party other amazing ski films will be ongoing!