The Long Trail Day 23 : Tracking Zero and Tennille
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Tracking Zero and Tennille 2015

The Long Trail Day 23

by cyberhiker01 on 06/25/14

I had no signal tonight-- Laine is filling you in.  Per Laine: This was to be the day of climbing the highest peak in VT (I was told by one of the Trail Angels) so I was looking forward to hering how that went.  Tomorrow they will be heading to Stowe, VT where he will pick up his next to last resupply and last fuel of the trail.  This has been the most logistically challenging section, but I've had some great phone conversations with many people from the Trail community in VT in the process.  The first sentence has been the same with each of them . . ."Did you say he is blind?"  and the story continues.  We are working hard to figure the path back from VT to Charlotte, which may be the most complicated part of the whole adventure-- reminds me of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles."  Negotiating that event with Tennille and the limited schedules of trains and planes is not a simple feat.  We welcome any suggestions!  At present, we have found a ride back to Rutland, VT and Trail Angel Kathryn and her husband are willing to help them get to the next location, but scheduling is tricky. . . and we're not  yet certain of that next location.  However, I am certain it will all come together.  The weather there is rainy again, so trekking will be slower and more methodical.  Hopefully, by tomorrow night, Trevor will again be able to dictate his post from the trail.  Thanks to all of you for your encouragement.  He loves hearing each and every post and "like."

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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:
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.
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