Blind Hiker Plans to Hike The Entire Appalachian Trail

"Mike Hanson, using only GPS technology and a white cane, planned to head north last week. He plans to reach trail's end in 'six to eight months.' ... While Mr. Hanson planned to update his blog from the trail, there hasn't been a post since March 1."

Any news?

UPDATE: According to his Mike Hanson's Facebook page postings, his adventure is underway!