In an effort to make Oregon state parks more accessible, the Oregon State Parks Foundation (OSPF) recently invited 10 people with a spinal cord injry on a camping trip. But it wasn’t your ordinary camping trip — it was more of a research project. The goal was to identify the barriers that people with disabilities face in the state parks, and to ultimately remove those barriers.
What a great idea!
Well it’s that time of year again – time for Candy and Charles to hit the road.
This road trip is a bit different, as it’s a fly-drive one. Continue reading
Rail-Trails Washington & Oregon, from Wilderness Press
I’m a big fan of Rail-Trails, as a large number of these former rail beds have been converted to wheelchair-accessible trails. I was thrilled to discover that Wilderness Press has a whole series of official Rails-to-Trails Conservancy guidebooks; and since I travel through the Pacific Northwest a lot I decided to check out their “Rail-Trails Washington & Oregon” title.
Some would say we are taking the scenic route to Iceland, as we are taking a road trip up through Washington and Oregon and then flying to Reykjavik from Seattle. Continue reading
Carole's mom is all smiles after her recent visit to the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
Carole Terwilliger Meyers — a travel writer colleague of mine — recently took her slow walker mom up to the Oregon coast for a little mother-daughter quality time. Upon her return she wrote to tell me of her experience, and then gave me permission to repost her report here. She’s also posted a good accessible lodging suggestion on her own blog, in case you’re also planning a trip up there.
So without further adieu — here’s Carole! Continue reading
Sometimes Mother Nature isn’t very cooperative. That’s especially true when access is concerned. Face it, with one fell swoop she can turn a nice accessible dirt trail into a God awful muddy mess, by just unleashing one of her sudden downpours.
She’s a uppity broad, if I ever saw one. Continue reading