Title

Profile of Bill Irwin, 63, who in 1990 became the first blind hiker to complete

Source

Down East

Date

11-1-2003

Pages

84-87

Abstract

Profile of Bill Irwin, 63, who in 1990 became the first blind hiker to complete the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. His feat made news across the country, and when he returned home to North Carolina, Irwin began getting requests to speak and tell others about the hike. Irwin now works as a paid motivational speaker, talking about his faith-inspired journey. In 1996, Irwin moved to Sebec, where he and his wife, Debra, are building their own log cabin.

Subjects

Appalachian Trail, Hiking, Irwin, Bill

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