April 12, 2012
Check out this great TV documentary about Trevor Thomas solo hiking the Appalachian Trail, which extends 2,175 miles from Georgia to Maine. Shortly after he lost his vision to a rare eye disease, he heard me talk about climbing Everest. That gave him the inspiration to start hiking and doing things on his own.
Trevor is a great example of the No Barriers mindset because he took up the challenge of long distance hiking after going blind. Even more remarkable, he has since hiked the Pacific Crest Trail (2,663 miles) and the Tahoe Rim Trail (165 miles). Next year, he plans to hike the Continental Divide Trail (3,100 miles).
The story begins at 10:51 of this PBS show produced in North Carolina.