Trevor Thomas Blind Hiker
Tracking Zero and Tennille 2015
The Long Trail Day 21
by cyberhiker01 on 06/24/14
No SPOT GPS today, as we have not moved. Due to my inability to do math and to the safety trail we took yesterday, we outhiked our resupply. We have 5 miles to go to get to our rendezvous spot, so Tennille and I took a "zero" in the woods. For those of you who don't know what that is, it means you do zero miles. As a thru-hiker, spending a day in the woods and not going forward is tough. As a blind thru-hiker, there is very little to do. We did some chores, searched for wood in an attempt to make a fire, but everything was still too wet. We got stocked up on water, and Tennille caught up on some much needed sleep. On days like today, I wish I had my iPod with me. The highlight of the day was moving my solar panel through the trees looking for sun so I could charge my batteries. We're looking forward to getting back to hiking tomorrow. I am hoping this experience will improve my mathematical skills. We have plotted our final resupplies and are getting closer to figuring out how the heck I get back home from the Canadian border. I wanted to send a big thank you to Revo Sunglasses for my awesome glasses. Not only is it cool to tell people that I am a blind hiker sponsored by a sunglass company, but more than once on this hike they have saved my eyes from being poked out by sticks.
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.