Lost on Purpose

Christopher Ruedy, Yuri Hauswald, Kurt Gensheimer, Christopher Keiser | 2022 | 11 min.

2023 Official Selection

A gravel exploration of the Lost Sierra (Sierra and Plumas counties) region of Northern California highlighting current recreation opportunities and local businesses in advance of “Connected Communities,” a regional trail project currently being planned and built by the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. The economically struggling region is using recreation as an attractant for visitors and even residents. This film was born at the intersection of incredible natural beauty, adventurous spirit, and a healthy dose of impatience. After production, the devastation left by the Dixie Fire has motivated agencies to prioritize Connected Communities and many sections are already underway.

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