Rugged Access for All: A Guide for Pushiking America's Diverse Trails with Mobility Chairs and Strollers (Paperback)
A captivating narrative guidebook to inspire everyone, no matter their abilities, to get outside and experience the country's natural landscapes. When Kellisa Kain was born premature with significant developmental and physical disabilities, she wasn't expected to survive her first 24 hours. She defied the odds, and 20 years later she and her father, Christopher Kain, have pushiked using a specialized mobility chair across the entire United States. In Rugged Access for All: A Guide for Pushiking America's Diverse Trails with Mobility Chairs and Strollers, Chris and Kellisa showcase some of the greatest trails across the US that can be completed while pushiking--hiking with someone in a wheelchair, mobility chair, or stroller. Part narrative, part guide, this book includes detailed trail descriptions, trail maps, tips for hiking with a stroller or mobility chair, and vibrant stories from Chris and Kellisa's own experiences hiking in all 50 states. The featured trails vary in difficulty, from deserts to mountains and everything in between. Sometimes even a stroll around the block can have frustrating barriers to those with wheels, and this can lead to families staying inside too often. Rugged Access for All gives families the knowledge, confidence, and direction to travel and experience the wonders of nature, no matter what mobility challenges they may face.
Christopher Kain is recognized as a leader in the special needs world with an emphasis on hiking, camping, and general travel. His blog, www.kellisaspath.com, shares his hiking adventures with his daughter Kellisa and has followers from across the world. He has also written for abilities.com, the world's largest website dedicated to people with disabilities.