U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 389
Horse-drawn wagon tours enable visitors to Bizz Johnson Trail
The look of the old west returned to the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail west of Susanville on Saturday, June 20, when horse-drawn wagons from Access Adventure completed outings on trail sections managed by the BLM and the Lassen National Forest. Access Adventure, a program of the Solano Land Trust, provides outdoor experiences for disabled people. (text continues below)
Access Adventure is directed by Michael Muir, great-grandson of famed naturalist John Muir. It provides back country outings for people with disabilities and underserved youth.
Having lived with multiple sclerosis since age 15, Muir says he strives to "challenge the limits of disability." In 2001, he led an international team of people with disabilities driving wheelchair accessible horse-drawn wagons on a 3,000-mile, 10-month journey from San Diego to Washington, D. C. The trip led to the founding of Access Adventure.
- Jeff Fontana, BLM-California Northern District 6/29/09
|Last updated: 07-01-2009|