New Access Guide Highlights Central California National Parks
Americas, Built Environment, June 22 2017
RIPON, CA: If you’ve always wanted to explore Yosemite, Sequoia or Kings Canyon National Parks, but thought the trip was out of reach because you use a wheelchair, cane or walker, then pick up a copy of Candy B. Harrington’s newest release – Barrier-Free Travels; Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks for Wheelers and Slow Walkers ($12.95, C& C Creative Concepts) – and get ready for a grand adventure.
As with all of Harrington’s national park titles, this Central California edition highlights accessible trails, sites, and lodging options in and near the national parks. Filled with useful access information the book also includes:
- Photos and Access Details of 33 Lodging Options
- Gateway Community Details
- Accessible Bus, Train and Shuttle Information
- Accessible Rental Van Options
- Wheelchair and Handcycle Rentals
- Barrier-Free Campsites
- Accessible Bus Tours and Ranger Programs
- Special Access Passes and Discounts
- Local Adaptive Sports Programs
- New and Upcoming Access Improvements
Adds Harrington, “Getting to the parks is half the fun, so I’ve also included access details on some sights along the way, such as the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad and the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, which are located near Yosemite’s South Entrance. And if folks from Southern California want to take the scenic route to the parks, the book also details some fun accessible stops along the Eastern Sierra Scenic Byway.”
The book also includes information about access upgrades at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel, as well as a detailed access report about the newest resort to be built in the Yosemite area in the past 25 years – Rush Creek Lodge. And down in Sequoia, Harrington clues-in readers about a little-known accessible cabin in Mineral King, as well as two accessible properties in the Sierra National Forest. Last but not least, she also includes an often overlooked campground near Yosemite Valley with large sites, accessible tent platforms, and fewer visitors.
This inclusive book is the fourth in Harrington’s national park series; and although it’s written for wheelchair-users and slow walkers, moms who have stroller-aged kids will also appreciate the access information in this guide.
Known as the guru of accessible travel, Candy Harrington has covered this niche exclusively for over 20 years. She’s the founding editor of Emerging Horizons and the author of several accessible travel titles, including the classic, Barrier-Free Travel: A Nuts and Bolts Guide for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. She also blogs regularly about accessible travel issues at www.BarrierFreeTravels.com.