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Mick Dodge is one with the woods, having left modern conveniences behind 25 years ago to live among the trees, caves and animals in Washington state's Hoh Rain Forest. It's not an easy life by any means -- he sleeps in tree stumps and has no easy access to food -- but each day presents a different adventure, and as the always-barefoot Dodge says, "All I have to do is follow my feet." He's walking in the footsteps of four generations of Dodge men who have called the Olympic Peninsula their home, and because the intensely private former Marine allowed National Geographic access to his world, this time viewers are welcomed to witness the primal life of "The Forrest Gump of Middle Earth."

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aired 76 days ago
A routine river crossing goes wrong and Mick loses all of his gear, including his clothes. He must do all he can to stay warm until he reaches a crafter, nicknamed Moon Hair, to get the clothes he needs.
aired 76 days ago
Mick stands guard to protect the Hoh Rainforest as the Fourth of July invites the kind of reckless behavior that threatens his home.
aired 76 days ago
In the Hoh Rainforest, a full moon is on the rise, presenting a slew of opportunities for Mick Dodge.
aired 76 days ago
The time has come to harvest sap from maple trees and Mick sets out to reach the hidden grove with the help of his friend, Karl. Everything is going to plan until Mick is dealt a sudden unexpected blow.
aired 111 days ago
With winter coming, Mick Dodge sets out on his annual migration to a cave close to the ocean.
aired 111 days ago
As winter moves in, Mick Dodge is on a mission to track down and harvest his main source of food.
aired 111 days ago
Mick Dodge knows that he needs supplies for the fast-approaching winter.
aired 111 days ago
Mick Dodge and a friend team up on a risky mission to sabotage the heist of scheming poachers.
aired 111 days ago
Mick Dodge prepares for an epic birthday tradition he has kept alive for more than two decades.
aired 111 days ago
Loggers are forcing Mick Dodge's friend and student, Will of Stone, from his cabin in the woods.
aired 111 days ago
When Mick can't find his dog Gabu for nearly two days, he worries that she is in trouble and sets off on a mission to track her down.
aired 112 days ago
Holiday weekend at the Olympic Peninsula equals a flood of tourists in the area. To escape the chaos, Mick Dodge journeys deep into the forest toward refuge.
aired 112 days ago
Mick is fighting a bad case of beaver fever, relying on a time-tested healing process.
aired 112 days ago
After almost a week without a decent meal, Mick Dodge sets out to scour the Olympic Peninsula for protein.
aired 112 days ago
Mick uses a prized bow and arrow from his grandfather in Hoh Rainforest.
aired 112 days ago
Mick sojourns to the Highlands, a place of family significance, to spread his father's ashes.
aired 199 days ago
Due to Mick's close connection with nature, many people have sought his guidance and mentorship but only a few have managed to earn the opportunity to become his student.
aired 200 days ago
With Mick's stomach grumbling, he goes to retrieve his snacks from his stash only to discover that he is nearly out of supplies and needs to head to the supermarket to restock.
aired 206 days ago
Mick Dodge visits with his old friend Doc Gair but realizes as he's leaving that Doc's trusty truck, which serves as both his home and office, won't seem to start but Mick helps him out.
aired 207 days ago
Mick Dodge is eager for warm weather after a long, cold winter. A visit to his friend Karl's house reveals old family relics.
aired 207 days ago
Mick ventures into town with a growling stomach after searching relentlessly for food and finding little in the barren forest.

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