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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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With winter coming, Mick Dodge sets out on his annual migration to a cave close to the ocean.
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As winter moves in, Mick Dodge is on a mission to track down and harvest his main source of food.
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Mick Dodge and a friend team up on a risky mission to sabotage the heist of scheming poachers.
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Mick Dodge knows that he needs supplies for the fast-approaching winter.
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Loggers are forcing Mick Dodge's friend and student, Will of Stone, from his cabin in the woods.
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Mick Dodge prepares for an epic birthday tradition he has kept alive for more than two decades.
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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.
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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.
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Mick is fighting a bad case of beaver fever, relying on a time-tested healing process.
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After almost a week without a decent meal, Mick Dodge sets out to scour the Olympic Peninsula for protein.
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Mick uses a prized bow and arrow from his grandfather in Hoh Rainforest.
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Mick sojourns to the Highlands, a place of family significance, to spread his father's ashes.

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