Benton MacKaye Trail : Tracking Zero and Tennille
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Tracking Zero and Tennille 2015

Benton MacKaye Trail

by cyberhiker01 on 04/10/14

Day 2: April 7- Had a torrential downpour last night that went into the morning.  We managed to get packed up with everything wet while there was a lull in the storm and started hiking.Very quickly, the rain came back and stayed with us all day, as did the wind and cold.  The trail was slipper, fairly well maintained, but very difficult hiking.  We plodded out 13 miles today, got water at a church, and are stealth camping tonight.  We ran into a guy going southbound.  He us doing the south loop.  He, too, commented that the trail has been brutal.  I couldn't be more pleased with Tennille's Ruffwear hard shell.  Everything we own is wet, but her back stayed dry!  We're hoping the weather breaks tomorrow and that we make it to Iron Bridge Cafe by 2pm so we can get our resupply.  Hoping to sleep well tonight.  More to come.

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Tracking Zero and Tennille at the Outdoor Retailer Show Jan. 21, 2015
Getting ready for the Blind Beer Pour at the SOLE booth
Coffee break at the SOLE booth
Trevor and Tennille outside the Salt Palace

Trevor and Tennille have completed the 500 mile Colorado Trail.  Read about the the trek here:

 June 18 pre-hike interview on Denver NBC station: click HERE to view.


The team hiked the CT to raise money & awareness for his charity, Team FarSight FoundationInc., which Trevor founded in 2014.  Its mission is to empower blind children & youth through the development of hiking & other backcountry programs.  The goal is to teach participants problem-solving skills & give them the confidence they will need to be both productive & competitive in all aspects of their lives.  Additionally, the foundation is working to break down barriers between the sighted & blind communities and to challenge societal misconceptions of the abilities of the blind.

Team FarSight Foundation, Inc. is a recognized 501(c)(3) charity & a One Percent for the Planet non-profit partner.  Please help publicize their hike so that they can continue the work of empowering the blind.  Thanks to all those who have already donated.  Donations can be made securely through the foundation's website: 
 www.farsightfoundation.org
June 30: Article in Denver Post:  Click HERE 
July 2: NY Post article:  Click HERE 
July 9: Charlotte Observer.  Click HERE 
July 17th: Huffington Post.  Click HERE.

July 2:  Daily Mail, UK article.  Click HERE 
 July 30: Durango News article:  Click HERE  
July 30: Appalachian Trail Cafe.  Click HERE
August 2:  Trevor interviewed on 9News, NBC Denver CO:  Click HERE to view.
August 4:  Trevor had a wonderful interview on Colorado Public Radio after the CO Trail before his flight to Salt Lake City for the Outdoor Retailer Show.  Check it out HERE.



More to come!
August 10:  Check out the BBC link HERE for a wonderful interview after the CO Trail.
August 12:  Link to great interview on NBC TV(WCNC Charlotte)-- view HERE.