Long-distance hiker Trevor Thomas, with his guide dog Tennille, are heading out on their latest adventure: hiking the 1,000 mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail in North Carolina. The duo set out on April 6, 2013; when finished, Trevor will be the first blind hiker to complete the trek.
He and Tennille will make plenty of friends along the way, and for those of you inspired to donate to Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) after learning about the duo's accomplishments, Trevor, Tennille, and everyone here at GDB thanks you!
“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
To learn more about Trevor and Tennille, please click here
Photos by Sean Cope, courtesy of Ahnu.