Filmmakers plan to hike the Beltline - the entire Beltline - on Saturday

Angel Poventud and doc filmmakers plan what's considered first hike of entire segment

A trio of California filmmakers who are walking across the country to shoot a documentary about gay rights will hike all 22 miles of the Atlanta Beltline on Saturday — and are inviting others to join them.

According to Angel Poventud, the man-about-town and Beltline ambassador who will walk the trail with the group, it's the first time in memory someone has hiked the entire loop in one day.

The filmmakers are recording the cross-country trek and conducting interviews about gay rights with everyday people for a documentary called "The Road Less Travelled By." The team left Los Angeles in February and plan to end in Boston by late August. They arrived in Atlanta on Sunday.

"We're walking across the country talking to people about gay rights — but also love, life, and people's feelings on the state of the country in 2011," A.J. Goodrich, the film's director, tells CL.

Poventud says the group will meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. at Parish in Inman Park. Thirty minutes later they'll start hiking counterclockwise around the entire loop, ending at Parish around 9 p.m. for dinner.