The Disabled Hiker’s Guidebook

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).

Stay up-to-date by joining the Patreon page to receive behind the scenes updates while also supporting the work! You can also make a one-time contribution towards expenses through PayPal.

A hand drawn image in a gentle comic style. Three people in the center: a tall person with medium skin tone and bald head with walking stick stands on the left, a person with dark skin tone and purple mohawk sits in a wheelchair in center, a person with light skin tone and blonde ponytail with a service dog stands on the right. In the foreground is a pond with a leaping salmon and two kinds of water plants. The ground has many flowers. In the background is a western red cedar and tall mountains. The words Disabled Hikers curve across the top.

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