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Tracking Zero and Tennille 2015

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by cyberhiker01 on 06/28/13

It's been a few days since we finished our trek; I still can't believe how many people are still sending messages of congratulations.  The outpouring of support has been overwhelming-- we greatly appreciate all  of your comments. We are slowly returning to our "normal" life and are preparing for upcoming events.  At the end of July we will be going to the "No Boundaries" Summit in Telluride, CO.  It is a 4 day event started by Eric Weinmeyer which pairs elite handicapped athletes with those wanting to accept new challenges; we will be teaching them how to safely pursue their dreams.  (See my website for more information).Following that, we will be going to the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, UT.  It is the largest trade show for the outdoor gear industry-- we will be representing our sponsors from this trek.  I gave a followup interview to NBC in New Bern-- it aired Tuesday at 6pm.  We'll post the link when it's available.  Allen DeHart, the man who originally mapped the entire Mountains to Sea Trail with a surveyor's wheel, called with his congratulations on our finish, and said he'd make sure that Tennille gets a completion certificate, too, just as I will. 

I'm slowly making headway reading all of the emails and messages.  They have been really great-- I am enjoying reading every one.  Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to send them.  We found out that we were in both the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News and Observer this past Sunday. We'll post those links as well.  It is hard to believe, since we've been off trail for such a short time, that our feet are already starting to get restless.  Currently, I am considering doing the Camina in Spain next year.  If anyone has ideas or thoughts on trails you think we should consider, please let us know.  Also, I have been receiving a lot of questions about blindness and hiking.  If you have any questions you would like to ask, please feel free to do so. There wasn't enough time during the hike to answer all the questions people had.  I would be happy to do that now. When I was thanking my sponsors who were instrumental in making this hike a reality, I neglected to mention Charlie Peek and the NC Parks Department.  Charlie and his team provided us campsites, cabins, and even Ranger's quarters while we were in the state parks.  The rangers could not have been more helpful.  Without the help we received from everyone in the Parks Department, this trek would have been much harder-- and possibly not successful.  Thank you once again.

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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.