Saturday, September 13, 2008

Wheelchair Accessible
Near Killington Vermont the Green Mountain Club has rerouted the Appalachian Trail off the road and onto a sustainable wheelchair accessible trail. Good for them!

The boardwalk, which can be navigated with wheelchairs, is located at the foot of Thundering Falls. It descends from Thundering Brook Road through woods to the base of Thundering Falls, and then over the Ottauquechee River flood plain across 900 feet of boardwalk built by the Green Mountain Club.

Update: A better article about wheelchair accessibility on the Appalachian Trail.
Wheelchair accessible trails are usually sustainable. That is a good thing. More easily
maintainable, less erosion, genteeler grade.

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