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Trevor Thomas and his guide dog Tennille

Long-distance hiker Trevor Thomas, with his guide dog Tennille have done amazing things together! Last year Trevor became the first blind person to solo self-navigate the Mountains to Sea Trail (NC), a 950 mile trail with his guide dog Tennille that spanned from Clingman's Dome in the Smokies to Jockey's Ridge State Park in the Outer Banks.

This year, Trevor and Tennille are heading out on several treks including: Benton MacKaye Trail (BMT), which covers nearly 300 miles from Springer Mountain, GA northbound through some of the most remote backcountry in GA, TN, and NC, ending at the northern terminus of the Great Smokey Mountains, The Colorado Trail (CT), broken into 28 sections, is 500 miles long, going over the Continental Divide from Denver to Durango, CO and The Long Trail which is the oldest of the distance hiking trails in the US, starting at the MA/VT border, traveling 278 miles over the spine of the Green Mountains to the Canadian Border. Trevor has asked that all donations tied to his treks this year go directly to Guide Dogs for the Blind.

“Getting Tennille was probably the best decision I’ve made since going blind. She has changed blindness from a negative to a positive, especially in my interaction with people. Now that I have Tennille people want to engage us, they want to find out more about this amazing dog that I have. She is literally the final piece in the puzzle to be able to undertake this trek working as a team, that’s the only way we’re going to be able to get from one end of this to the other. Just the sheer companionship alone is worth its weight in gold. Tennille’s not only a guide, she’s a friend.” - Trevor Thomas

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Photos by Sean Cope, courtesy of Ahnu.