Appalachian Trail Odyssey, with "Bulldog Hansen," Episode 1, Georgia


1H 58MIN

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Available on 10/10/2020 10am
Each year over 3,000 people attempt to hike the 2,174 mile Appalachian Trail. Fewer than 15% complete their journey. Mike Hanson, blind since birth, took on the challenge. His Trail-Name was "Bulldog."

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Director Biography - Gary L. Steffens, LICSW (ret) "Hitchcock"

Gary L. Steffens LICSW (ret) "Hitchcock" has done counseling and psychotherapy for 25 years. In 1993 he created Fresh Images, a boutique video production studio, specializing in psychological and human services video production. He has received numerous production awards including 3 Tellys. In 2008 he created "The Hanson Appalachian Trail Campaign" with blind attorney Mike Hanson with the goal of competing the 2,174 mile trek through the Appalachian Mountains and publicizing the 70% unemployment in the visually impaired community. Gary accompanied Mike, filming his quest and spent the last 9 years solo creating the documentary series, "Appalachian Trail Odyssey, with "Bulldog" Hanson." This epic 12 episode series expands Mike's quest to present portraits of other hikers, AT trail culture, historical and cultural side-stories and the remarkable generosity of individuals who support hikers in their journeys.


Directed by Gary L. Steffens
LICSW (ret) "Hitchcock"

Written by Gary L. Steffens
LICSW (ret) "Hitchcock"

Produced by Gary L. Steffens
LICSW (ret) "Hitchcock"

Cast Mikael Hanson
Gary L. Steffens
LICSW (ret)
Sean Wall

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