Merrell Launches “One Day. One World. One Trail.” to Showcase the Unifying Power of the Outdoors

June 12, 2019

On Saturday, April 27, across 17 countries, Merrell sent 23 photographers and filmmakers out to the trail to showcase those experiencing natural spaces and how the trail unites us all.

ROCKFORD, Mich. (June 12, 2019) — To celebrate the global diversity that exists on the trail, outdoor brand Merrell has launched their “One Day. One World. One Trail.” project. On Saturday, April 27, across 17 countries, Merrell sent 23 photographers and filmmakers out to the trail to showcase those experiencing natural spaces and how the trail unites us all.

The individuals featured are not paid models, athletes, or social media influencers. They are real people who were out enjoying the outdoors and stopped to share a moment with the creatives producing the project.

“The trail is a great unifier, and our goal with the One Trail project is simply to demonstrate that,” says Strick Walker, CMO at Merrell. “We hope this global snapshot of a day on the trail will inspire others to get out there. We can all benefit from time spent in nature and the power of the trail.”

Two films as well as individual imagery from the 17 countries featured in the project can be viewed at Merrell.com/OneTrail. The full list of countries and trails included in the creative are listed below. In November 2018, Merrell launched the first iteration of their One Trail project featuring all 50 states within the US, followed by another chapter in June 2019 showcasing real people enjoying Canada’s trails.

In addition to collaborating alongside a diverse set of global photographers and filmmakers, Merrell worked with Tim Kemple and Camp4 Collective to produce the project.

“There are very few common languages in this world. A smile. A laugh. A feeling of moving forward together.

So capturing these in a spontaneous, genuine way was essential for this project,” says Tim Kemple, Co-Founder and Director at Camp4 Collective. “No matter your language, religion, size, color — when we’re on the trail, we share common ground. And recognizing that idea is pretty profound right now.”

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Countries and Trails:

  • 17 countries, including three locations in Canada and the US
  • 23 photographers across the globe
  • Countries, including trail:
  1. Argentina, Patagonia
  2. Austria, Jägersee, Kleinarl
  3. Australia, Tasmania, Tasman Peninsula, Cape Hauy track
  4. Canada, Baffin Island to Kimmirut
  5. Canada, Canmore, Alberta, Lady Macdonald Hiking Trail
  6. Canada, British Columbia, Terrace Mountain Hiking Trail
  7. China, Hong Kong, Lion Rock
  8. China, Sichuan Province, Mount Siguniang Nature Reserve
  9. France, Les Calanque of Marseyllevert and Sormiou
  10. India, Kundalika Valley and Lohagad Fort
  11. Eastern India, Nagalapuram, Andhra Pradesh
  12. Italy, Dolomites, Cima Capi – Riva del Garda and Monte Colodri, Arco
  13. Nepal, Anapurna Circuit
  14. New Zealand, Wanaka, Roy’s Peak Track
  15. Peru, Caraz, Ancash, Laguna 69
  16. Poland, Mt. Sniezka
  17. Portugal, Vicentina Route, Almograve to Praia da Amália
  18. Scotland, Pentland Hills near Edinburgh
  19. South Africa, Cape Town
  20. Sweden, Kullaberg Nature Reserve, Höganäs
  21. USA, Los Angeles, Sandstone Peak
  22. USA, Kentucky, Red River Gorge, Daniel Boone National Forest, Auxier Ridge Area Trails
  23. USA, Oregon, Smith Rock, Terrebonne