Trevor Thomas Blind Hiker
Tracking Zero and Tennille 2015
Benton MacKaye Trail
by cyberhiker01 on 04/10/14
Day 3- April 8: Had a better day hiking with only wind and cold, but no rain. It was still a grueling trek, but we were able to make up some of our lost mileage in spite of the challenges. We are camping near the store holding our resupply (we dropped it off on the way to the trailhead on Saturday) and will keep hiking after gathering everything tomorrow. Tennille is still doing great and loves being back in the woods again. There will be some major adjustments at the next resupply when Jesse has to leave.
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 Foundation, Inc., 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:
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.