The Far Green Country with Eli Pyke #170

Aaron McHugh


The Far Green Country, a documentary film about RV living in the national parks, marriage, and parenting. Eli Pyke shares his story of he and his family living in an RV for a year as they reset their lives. Watch the official trailer here.

Podcast highlights

  • Stepping out into the unknown is where I experience the most transformation
  • The story of the film is about defining life’s priorities, breaking through status quo, how to be adventurous
  • The bigger story of hope
  • Even a year living in an RV doesn’t magically fix everything in life

Where did you get the name for the film?

“PIPPIN: I didn’t think it would end this way.

GANDALF: End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.

PIPPIN: What? Gandalf? See what?

GANDALF: White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.

PIPPIN: Well, that isn’t so bad.

GANDALF: No. No, it isn’t.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

The Far Green Country film poster

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