Comments for: Bill Irwin, famous blind AT thru-hiker, dies after battle with cancer

Posted March 07, 2014, at 4:05 p.m.

Bill Irwin, the only blind person to solo hike the entire Appalachian Trail, died on March 1 at age 73, after a two-year battle with cancer. His life story is, without a doubt, an inspiring one — for outdoorsmen, for addicts, for Christians or for anyone cast into darkness, struggling …

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