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Focus Term: Accessibility

Trail Moments | Adapting Trail Trips for a Hiker With a Disability: A Family’s Advice
April 15, 2021
Saul is 22 and has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He has needed to use a power wheelchair full time since about age 14, but that has not stopped him from exploring the outdoors.
Dan, Michaela and Saul Brownstein, with their dog Rufus, on the Elephant Swamp Trail in New Jersey | Photo courtesy Dan Brownsteins
Five Trail Moments With Ian Mackay, Founder of Ian’s Ride
April 13, 2021
Here are 5 #TrailMoments that were particularly special for Ian Mackay during the 2020 year.    
Ian Mackay on Olympic Discovery Trail | Photo by Jesse Major
Special Olympics Promotes Exploration, Fitness and Discovery on Kansas Trails
January 31, 2021
Jennifer Jennings, a competitor in Special Olympics Kansas swimming events, was elated last winter when she made her high school’s swim team.
Photo from Special Olympics Kansas’ Trails and Treats Day in the fall of 2020, part of the statewide Parks & Trails Tour | Photo courtesy Special Olympics Kansas
Trail Moments | Connecting to Nature, Connecting as a Family, on America’s Trails
January 14, 2021
We found that one activity still brings us so much joy—biking as a family on our local trails.
The Three of Us | Courtesy Darlene Maxfield
Tips, #TrailMoments and Talk with Vasu Sojitra
December 07, 2020
RTC interviewed Vasu Sojitra, a professional athlete, and a diversity, equity and inclusion strategist. It was an awesome and eye-opening conversation about his time on the trail—his favorite #TrailMoments—and how we can all make outdoor spaces more inclusive and accessible.
Photo by Vasu Sojitra | Triple Tree, Drinking Horse and the M trails, on the land of Apsáalooke, Salish-Kootenai, Northern Cheyenne, Niitsitapi, Shoshone-Bannock and many other Nations
How to Adapt Trail Activities and Gear for Cold and Winter Conditions
November 23, 2020
Common outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, running and cycling can be done safely in the fall and winter. Here are few tips from the experts.
New York's Highline | Photo by Adrian Cabrero
Five Days and 100 Miles: A Trip of a Lifetime Across the Cascades (A Memoire)
November 09, 2020
John Ernest Berry III describes his five-day, 100-mile tricycle trek with friend and mentor Bob Myrick on the 223.8-mile developing Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail.
John Ernest Berry III on the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail in Washington State in August 2019 during a five-day trip with colleague and friend Bob Myrick | Photo by Bob Myrick
Accessibility Toolkit for Land Managers
October 01, 2020
The Accessibility Toolkit for Land Managers is an informative document meant to help land managers design and maintain with equity and inclusion as a priority.
Montgomery County Trail Access, Diversity and Awareness Plan
August 01, 2020
The Montgomery County Trail Access, Diversity and Awareness Plan provides recommendations on how to increase trail access, diversity, and awareness
A Serious Injury Changed Cyclist Ian Mackay’s Life. Trails Helped Him Rebuild It.
August 27, 2019
A motorized wheelchair powered by sip-and-puff inputs coupled with the ever-improving voice recognition capabilities of a smartphone offered Mackay a degree of independence, and allowed him to get outside without a caregiver at his side at all times.
Ian Mackay, founder of Ian's Ride (second from left), at the foot of Mount Rainier with friends Jesse Collens, Kenny Salvini and Todd Stabelfeldt | Photo by Teena Woodward