10 famous Appalachian Trail hikers: Blind Mike Hanson
courtesy of Mike Hanson
Wow! watched mikes video WOW! Just wow you go Mike! You go take a hike. I wish you strength,peace and happiness.
According to his facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hanson-Appalachian-Trail-Campaign/1897...) Mike Hanson completed roughly 1700 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Though not the total trail he didn't pass on the rough and dangerous sections like Mt. Moosilake, Lehigh Gap, Mt. Washington, Katahdin and Mahoosuc Notch. An absolutely incrdeible accomplishment.
Bill was the first blind person to hike the trail with just his sightseeing dog in 1990. I saw him give a speech when I was a boy scout and will never forget him.