Sunday, May 12, 2013

Hiking Blind

Trevor Thomas at Zero on the PCT
Imagine going hiking blind.

Here's the amazing story of  Trevor Thomas, the blind hiker from Charlotte, North Carolina.

Trevor was the first blind person to finish the entire length of North Carolina's Mountains to Sea Trail, a 935-mile hiking trail that runs from Klingman's Dome in the western end of the state to Jockey's Ridge on the Outer Banks.

Hiking the MST isn't Trevor's first achievement. Back in 2012, he was the first blind person to climb Mt. Whitney in the Sierra Nevada, CA.

Here's a video showing Trevor and his guide dog, a Labrador Retriever named Tennille, on the Mountains to the Sea Trail:

Hiking blind is a special adventure and must take a lot of courage. Congratulations Trevor to your successful hikes and hopefully many more amazing trips.