Mike Hanson is completely blind. In March he will begin an 8 month through-hike of the 2,187 mile Appalachian Trail using only a white cane and GPS technology to navigate his way.

Mike’s Hike, and the associated documentary, will make a dramatic statement about the independence of visually impaired individuals and how adaptive technology can greatly enhance that independence. This is a 5 minute informational and fundraising video. For more information or to make a donation please visit www.blindhiker.com.

I was born three months premature in 1965 and given pure oxygen. That destroyed the retinas of both my eyes, resulting in my being totally blind. I can tell if the sun is shining. Other than that, I have no sight.

To donate or just send a word of support: Go to www.blindhiker.com or visit his Facebook Page.


Feel free to contact me at any time. Started Backpacking in 2003 and have never looked back. My all time favorite hike was last April when I hiked the Sycamore Wilderness Canyon. No trails, no signs, just wilderness and a 3,000 foot steep drop into the Canyon. I ran out of water my third day. Why? There was no water in the Canyon. You can check out my video on the "backpacker.tv" page. Thanks for dropping by.

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