Short Film: Journey along the Te Araroa Trail

July 07, 2017 2 Comments

Short Film: Journey along the Te Araroa Trail

Since Bedrock began in 2011, Naresh Kumar has logged thousands of miles in our sandals on his human-powered adventures around the world. 

In 2014, Naresh and Dan Opz (Bedrock Co-Founder) hiked, ran, rafted, and biked the length of New Zealand along the Te Araroa Trail. Along the the trail, Dan filmed Naresh with a lightweight Sony camera, using his trekking pole as a makeshift tripod.

A year later, while dirtbaggin' through the South Island, Naresh met a German film student Linus Herbig-Matten who was so inspired by his story that he took Dan's footage and created a short film. We are excited to finally release Naresh's story here along with the footage we captured on our hike through New Zealand. 

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Linus Herbig-Matten

The amazing people of New Zealand!


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July 25, 2017

Very nice video, Thank You for sharing. Naresh Kumar keep at it.

Ki Jinn Chin
Ki Jinn Chin

July 25, 2017

My congrats to Naresh – he really is living the dream! I was amazed to see that he wore Bedrocks through such varied terrain.
I too have worn my Bedrocks through snow, swamps, and rocky mountains, and love the freedom they afford. However over longer periods I have found that I will suffer from (1) cracked heels and (2) abrasions between the 1st and 2nd toe, because the cord tends to attract fine debris, especially when wet, that can have a sandpaper type effect. Does Naresh have any tips on foot care when wearing Bedrocks to minimize these and similar issues?

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