The Disabled Hiker’s Guide to Western Washington and Oregon: Outdoor Adventures Accessible by Car, Wheelchair, and Foot is being published by FalconGuides in August 2022!
The Disabled Hiker’s Guide to Western Washington and Oregon: outdoor adventures accessible by car, wheelchair, and foot by Syren Nagakyrie 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 rating system and detailed trail information designed for the disability community.
This groundbreaking guidebook includes 50 outdoor adventures, including scenic drives, verified wheelchair accessible trails, and foot trails suitable for disabled hikers. Each trail is personally assessed according to Syren’s skilled review and established accessibility guidelines. Each entry provides detailed descriptions and driving directions, including public transit options when available.
It also contains additional hiking tips, resources, and Native land acknowledgments. This flagship book will be the first of it’s kind, with hopefully many more to come.
The Disabled Hiker’s Guide is a dream for the future, when access to the outdoors is possible for everyone. It is manifested after an intense two year labor of love, and written during some of the most challenging circumstances. It is my hope that it opens the way for anyone who has felt excluded from hiking, particularly Disabled and chronically ill communities.
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Thank You For Your Support
Thank you to the 200+ people who supported The Disabled Hiker’s Guide fundraiser! Thanks to you, we met our goal! I am so grateful to the following people and many more:
Avi Golden; Janis Ware; Liz “Rest Step” Fallin; Lauren; Mark Welch; Tom; WilderLife Coach; Katie Mowrer; Lori N. Evans; Shanta Kaneshiro; Morrison Outdoors; Lupa; Caz Killjoy; Ealasaid Haas; Wayne Adams; Marty Burwell; Max Seader; Adventures Without Limits