Trevor Thomas Blind Hiker
Trevor was featured as Best Trailblazer in Reader's Digest
Magazine's annual Best of America list, July 2009.
Trevor was the subject of a feature article entitled Blind Faith in Charlotte Magazine, Jan. 2009
Backpacker Magazine (October 2010) picked the top 10 miles of North America's most memorable hikes in their article Perfect 10--Trevor was asked to contribute his impression of Mt. Whitney, CA. He is the only blind person to have summited the peak.
Trevor was featured in Our State NC magazine in an article entitled Trail of Trust, by Jeri Rowe, who interviewed him about his AT experience (December 2009).
Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine interviewed Thomas after the AT in their Outdoor Hero segment (April 2009).
Trevor has appeared in numerous newspapers, including The Charlotte Observer, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Portland Times Herald (Maine), The Oregonean, The Franklin Times (NC), and Santa Cruz Newspaper, and appeared on Charlotte Today before embarking on the Pacific Crest Trail. Other television appearances include multiple appearances on NBC News Charlotte, Fox News (San Diego), NBC News San Diego. He was interviewed on National Public Radio after completing the AT, and CBS radio. National Parks Magazine interviewed Trevor while on the PCT.
He has given speeches to groups around the country, including Guide Dogs for the Blind, Lions Clubs International, Foundation Fighting Blindness, National Federation of the Blind, Carolinas HealthCare System, Boy Scouts of America, Keller Williams Realty, BB&T Bank, numerous high schools, churches, and veterans' organizations. In 2012, he spoke to a sold out crowd in Charlotte, NC at a showing of the National Geographic film, America's Wild Spaces: The Appalachian Trail, in celebration of the AT's 75th year.
He founded Team FarSight Foundation, Inc. in 2013, a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to teaching blind children and young adults self sufficiency in the backcountry through hiking, camping, rafting, rock climbing and other activities. Website:
Trevor appeared in a feature article (March, 2011) in the Pacific Crest Trail Communicator after his successful thru-hike of the PCT
At the 2011 Outdoor Retailer Show, Trevor gave others the chance to experience blindness on short walks. He is guiding Ahnu president Jim Van Dine above. He was featured in Outdoor Retailer Daily (day 2).
10/21/2012: South Charlotte News (NC) section of the Charlotte Observer newspaper ran their meet your neighbor segment entitled Blind Hiker is Planning His Next Big Challenge. Click here: South Charlotte News
April 24: feature on ABC-TV while hiking the Mountains to Sea Trail (NC). Click here: Blind Hiker Blazes Trail
May 9: The Blowing Rock News (NC) ran an extensive, front page article entitled Just Another Step Along the Way, about Trevor when the journalist, David Rogers, met the trio in Blowing Rock during the Mountains to Sea trek. To read the article, click here: Blowing Rock News
May 28: Trevor & Tennille were front page news in The Charlotte Observer article entitled Hiker, pal aim high. Online version link: Charlotte Observer
June 3: Trevor & Tennille were front page news--feature article entitled Blind Hiker and Trusty Lab Cross the Tar Heel State in the Raleigh News and Observer. Click here: News and Observer.
June 6: The Wilson Times newspaper-article entitled Blind Hiker Conquers Doubt. Click Wilson Times.
The NC State Parks and Recreation online journal published two pieces about Trevor and Tennille. The first: April 23, 2013, entitled Blind Hiker Takes on Challenge of the Mountains to Sea State Trail. Click here for link.
The second: June 3, detailed Trevor's visit with students and instructors from the Governor Morehead School for the Blind, entitled Being Bullish on Blindness. Click here for link.
June 13: Sun Journal (New Bern, NC entitled Blind Man hiking across NC. Click here for link.)
Dec. 29, 2013: The Davis Enterprise, Davis, CA ,where Tennille was raised; visit with Girl Scouts and GDB puppy raisers-- click here.
(Jan. 2014)- Second Sight by Jake Abrahamson, an insightful article about Trevor's journey into blindness and beyond. Click here; go to archives to read his story.
June, 2014: Click NC Association for Education & Rehabilitation for Blind & Visually Impaired Newsletter: Trevor featured on page 7.
ActionHub, an online outdoor magazine, wrote about Trevor & Tennille. Click HERE to view.
Bark Magazine, winter 2015. Tennille & Trevor featured in Blind Ambition.
A 1993 Economics grad (U. of Colorado, Boulder), Trevor was featured in the Coloradan Alumni News, Winter 2015.
Click below to view 2015 Media Report for
Team FarSight & Team FarSight Foundation
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Trevor & Tennille are featured in a chapter of a new book, Service Tails- More Stories of Man's Best Hero, entitled "Ignoring Barriers," by prolific writer Ace Collins--published by Abingdon press.
Trevor and Tennille were featured in the Winter 2016 issue of FETCH magazine. Celebrity Paw Profile was written by Manette Kohler, DVM., a Veterinary Behavior Consultant. Click
www.fetchmag.com, and choose previous issues, then go to the winter 2016 Spread the Love issue to read the article on pg.30.