The Long Trail Day 25 : Tracking Zero and Tennille
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Tracking Zero and Tennille 2015

The Long Trail Day 25

by cyberhiker01 on 07/01/14

Decided to "zero" in Stowe so we could get fully dried out, resupply, and plan the final leg of the=is trek.  The way it looks, we are shooting to finish on Thursday.  I have often said that getting to and from the trail is as hard as hiking it-- getting back from the Canadian border is no exception. Laine Rountree Walter has spent countless days trying to get rides from the border back to civilization and then back to Charlotte.  This has been, as she said, "planes, trains, and automobiles" or a combination of all of them.  Plans are not solidified yet, but they are close to falling into place.  Thank you so much, Laine!!  Tennille has enjoyed her day off and the weather appears to be clearing.  We have heard that it should remain stable for the next 3  days before the rain returns.  This will be fitting if it does return.  We could then finish much like we started: wet!  For those of you who followed our trek of the MST (Mountains to Sea Trail)  last season, you know that my love for COKE and the streak I have for getting one in every trail town where I stop.  I am very happy to report that VT is a Coke state, and the streak lives on.  Our new friend, Neil VanDyke, is picking us up bright and early tomorrow morning and taking us back to the trail.  We have a little over 65 miles left, and are excited to have reached this final leg of our journey.  I want to send a special  thank-you to Tom and the rest of the gang at Marmot.  The layers are working great-- I am especially grateful for the rain gear. Had I not fallen into the waterfall yesterday, it would have kept me totally dry.

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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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