TerrainHopper 4-wheel-drive mobility device
Our TerrainHopper adaptive hiking events will be restarting soon. They were on hold because of the extensive flood damage at Lee Canyon associated with Hurricane Hilary. Lee Canyon Road was just reopened October 26 after 70 days and the US Forest Service has reopened the Sawmill Trail that we use. We will begin scheduling new adaptive hiking events there next week.
Trail Access Project received an electric-powered TerrainHopper 4-wheel-drive mobility device thanks to generous grants from the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) and Hoppers for Heroes. These grants will allow us to offer adaptive hiking experiences on backcountry trails in high-elevation mountainous terrain near Las Vegas in the summer. The TerrainHopper can be controlled by either handlebars or by joystick to fit the hiker’s needs.
We received permission from the U. S. Forest Service to use the Sawmill Trail through pinyon pine, juniper, and mountain mahogany forest at 7,500 feet elevation and the Lower Bristlecone Trail with alpine elevations up to 9,200 feet in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. The Bristlecone Trail is still currently closed because of food damage
Plan to provide your transportation to the site from Las Vegas and a trusted transfer assistant. Watch for announcements of dates.