hiking

Custom rigs make the great outdoors more accessible

posted on January 1, 2011 - 3:55pm
Full-time wheelchair users with a hankering to enjoy the great rugged outdoors may find that their standard chairs can’t always take them where they want to go. That’s where these specially designed conveyances can step up to the job. Even extreme locations like the climbers’ camp at the base of Mt. Everest have been reached and conquered by severely disabled people riding in these unusual-...

Travel through old growth forests, high mountain passes, a semi-arid desert and deep river valleys on this 440-mile drive, which features many wheelchair-friendly stops along the way

posted on June 24, 2010 - 3:51pm
QUEST Vol. 17, No. 3
The deep forests, cascading creeks and tranquil alpine lakes of the hiking trails of the Northwest provide some of the most spectacular scenery in America. My wife Debi and I love these trails, and now that she uses a wheelchair for ataxia, we’ve been surprised to discover how many are accessible.