,,,seriously. With plenty of winter left on the calendar, an hour and a half on California's John Muir Trail just might break you out of this icy gloom.

Mile...Mile and a Half documents a 25-day hike over 200 miles of the trail, taken by a small group of friends. They are not professionals or daredevils, they're just regular people who take on the challenges, blisters, cold mornings, and breathtaking beauty of nature. Over snow-covered fields and mountains, dipping into pristine lakes, even recording the sounds of the natural world that are slowly giving way to man's encroachment, this new documentary proves Ralph Waldo Emerson's notion that "Life is a journey, not a destination."

You'll be welcomed into the hikers' world and maybe even inspired to hit a trail or two once all of this snow and ice melts here in New England. In the words of John Muir himself, "...going out, I found, was really going in."