Blind Hiker Takes On The Appalachian Trail

Feb 4, 2013

Mike Hanson, blind hiker, on the Appalachian Trail
Mike Hanson, blind hiker, on the Appalachian Trail
Credit Gary Steffens

Trekking the entirety of the Appalachian Trail is an admirable accomplishment for anyone, and although the number of AT “thru-hikers”, as they’re called, is relatively small,  Minneapolis attorney Michael Hanson is part of an even more exclusive club – he’s one of only two people in recent memory to hike the trail without the benefit of sight.