I am very excited to announce that The Disabled Hiker’s Guide to Western Washington and Oregon: Outdoor Adventures Accessible by Car, Wheelchair, and Foot is being published by Falcon Guides in 2022!
The Disabled Hiker’s Guide to Western Washington and Oregon: outdoor adventures accessible by car, wheelchair, and foot will be the first book of its kind to consider the diverse needs of disabled people in the outdoors. The book will remove one of the barriers to access — a lack of information – by utilizing a difficulty rating system and detailed trail information designed for the disability community.
This groundbreaking guidebook will include 60 outdoor adventures, divided into approximately:
- 20% drive-up experiences
- 20% wheelchair accessible trails
- 50% trails in the 1-3 difficulty rating
- 10% in the 4-5 difficulty rating.
It will also contain additional hiking tips, resources, and Indigenous land acknowledgments and information. This flagship book sets a precedent for more guides written by disabled hikers for disabled hikers.
I am traveling extensively this year to assess trails for the book, spending a minimum of 60 days on the road (once it is safe to do so, traveling in an RV and maintaining strict protocols).