TerrainHopper 4-wheel-drive mobility device
Trail Access Project has 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 will be available after this year’s exceptional snow is gone.
These Hopper hiking events will begin at mountain locations by reservation in mid-May. Plan to provide your transportation to the site from Las Vegas and a trusted transfer assistant. Watch for announcements of dates.