Bill Irwin, the blind man who received national attention in 1990 when he hiked
Bill Irwin, the blind man who received national attention in 1990 when he hiked the entire Appalachian Trail with his former guide dog, hiked the Hunt Trail in Baxter State Park on August 24 with his new guide dog, Bronnie. Several hikers complained to rangers about Irwin's treatment of Bronnie, and said the trail was covered with the dog's blood. Buzz Caverly, park director, defended Irwin, and the Baxter State Park Authority declined to take action that would interfere with a blind person's decision about using animals.
Animals Treatment, Hiking, Irwin, Bill
Austin, Phyllis, "Bill Irwin, the blind man who received national attention in 1990 when he hiked" (1996). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2002.
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