Click the video link below to watch Tennille find her way around the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City.
American Forests magazine's Spring/Summer 2013 issue featured an excellent article about the Appalachian Trail. Trevor is pleased to have been interviewed for the article, and to have some of his personal AT photos appear there as well. The magazine contains spectacular photos and interesting articles for nature lovers.
News from No Barriers:
Trevor is an Honorary Committee (HC) member of No Barriers Summit. Per the Program Coordinator, HC members "embody & live the mindset that we seek to impart on all who participate in the No Barriers Summit." The summit is a biennial 4 day gathering that promotes innovation, education, and assistive technologies that enable participants of all abilities to discover the potential that lies within them and the world. Check out No Barriers Summit.
Team FarSight Foundation, Inc. became a reality in early 2015, when the organization became a 501(c)(3) charity. The Foundation's goals include challenging societal misconceptions about the blind and visually impaired & training sighted volunteers to teach blind youth hiking, camping and other outdoor skills. Now a One Percent for the Planet charity.
Team FarSight's first BLIND AMBASSADOR PROGRAM was a collaboration between Trevor, Boy Scout Troop #3 of Manchester, MA, and the Perkins School for the Blind in Boston, MA. The Mt. Cardigan Summit Event (November 2014) was the highlight of this collaboration, a trek to the summit of the mountain, complete with tactile maps and markers so the blind and visually impaired participants could navigate the summit. The program has been designed to challenge societal misconceptions about the blind and visually impaired. It is his hope that this program can be replicated in the future in other areas of the country.
Trekking Schedule 2015
May 15th, Rim to Rim to Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ
Trevor & Tennille's planned Rim to Rim to Rim trek of the Grand Canyon in May 2015, was scrapped due to intense heat. The route covers nearly 50 miles and has 21,4000 feet of elevation gain & loss over 3 days; trek includes the North Rim, taking the Kaibob and Bright Angel trails to make the crossing. When next in AZ, they plan to investigate sections of the AZ trail to determine if a solo attempt of the trail is a possibility for another time.
June, 2015 Thru-hike, Colorado Trail (CT)
Trevor & Tennille will begin their solo thru-hike attempt of the Colorado Trail in late June. Broken into 28 sections, the trail is 500 miles long, going over the Continental Divide from Denver to Durango, CO. It shares 163 miles with the Continental Divide Trail. Average altitude ranges from 10,000 to 14,000 feet, and follows some of the most rugged and remote terrain of the Rocky Mountains. They plan to start at Section 1 on the Denver (eastern) side of the Divide, finishing in Durango. The trek is anticipated to take 4-5 weeks to complete. Trek complete in 42 days.
September 1, 2015,Thru-hike, Sheltowee Trace Trail, Kentucky
Trevor & Tennille plan a solo thru hike of the Sheltowee Trace Trail, Kentucky's longest trail. It traverses 317 miles over narrow cliffs and deep ravines through the Daniel Boone Wilderness. They plan to start at the Southern terminus of the trail (which is actually in East Tennessee), and will hike North through KY. They expect the trek to take between 3-4 weeks to complete.