The Canadian Rockies are absolutely stunning: The drive from Jasper down to Banff passes through mountains, glaciers, colorful rocks and lakes, meadows exploding with wildflowers, and wildlife.
|This flower grows like a weed,|
especially in areas recently
cleared by fire.
What could it be called?
|Not just rocks -- marmots!|
|Taken from inside the car!|
|Wheelchair placard --|
yet notice the raised entry
and loose gravel
In the parks, most outhouses sat on 3-6 inch high concrete pads, but had no ramps to get up. Many were surrounded by loose gravel, which devoured most wheelchairs. Sometimes there was even a step up from the concrete pad to the outhouse itself. Many of the outhouses were too small to fit a wheelchair anyway. And seldom was an outhouse fitted with any grab bars. Finding a truly accessible outhouse was a rare occurrence, and I often planned my day around outhouse possibilities.
|Hikers at Edith Cavell Glacier|
|(Planning ahead would have been good)|
|Turning obstacles into adventures:|
"Walk-in" camping with a wheelchair
and wheelchair -sized camping equipment
(that's our tent)!