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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 50 days ago
Mick's oldest friend Karl has crafted just about everything on his property by hand and has been dreaming of completing his "staircase to the sky" for decades.
aired 50 days ago
Mick Dodge and his friends gather for an annual wilderness competition to show off survival skills they have perfected over the years.
aired 51 days ago
Mick uses a prized bow and arrow from his grandfather in Hoh Rainforest.
aired 51 days ago
When berry season hits the Hoh Rainforest, Mick Dodge prepares to brew up some Dodge family forest wine based on a secret recipe that has been produced by his family for generations.
aired 51 days ago
Mick uses the tricks of the forest he has relied on in the past to alleviate his crippling tooth pain, but when his natural methods fail he decides it is time for drastic measures.
aired 51 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 51 days ago
Mick decides to relocate some of his hidden stashes all over the Washington wilderness to a central forest base camp to prepare for winter.
aired 51 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 72 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 72 days ago
Mick Dodge prepares for an epic birthday tradition he has kept alive for more than two decades.
aired 72 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 76 days ago
Mick Dodge and a friend team up on a risky mission to sabotage the heist of scheming poachers.
aired 83 days ago
Mick Dodge hears word from an old friend in the Hoh Rainforest that hunters are illegally trespassing. Mick pledges his help and calls upon his friend, Moss Hopper, to join the fight.
aired 83 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 83 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 83 days ago
The girlfriend of Mick's long-time student, Will of Stone, tracks him down seeking help.
aired 83 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 83 days ago
In the Hoh Rainforest, a full moon is on the rise, presenting a slew of opportunities for Mick Dodge.
aired 90 days ago
Mick Dodge knows that he needs supplies for the fast-approaching winter.
aired 90 days ago
Mick ventures into town with a growling stomach after searching relentlessly for food and finding little in the barren forest.
aired 90 days ago
With winter coming, Mick Dodge sets out on his annual migration to a cave close to the ocean.

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