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 2021!
Learn more about the project and help bring this resource to life by making a contribution to the fundraiser.
The Disabled Hiker’s Guide to Western Washington and Oregon: 60 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. Stay up-to-date by joining the Patreon page to receive behind the scenes updates while also supporting the work!