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“Wheel to the Sea” A challenge hike for wheelchair users and volunteer pushers

This exciting community event is especially designed to serve individuals in wheelchairs, including Iraq, Afghanistan and other military Veterans (and their families). Non-wheelchair users with minor Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, blindness, deafness or debilitating illnesses are also welcome to push a wheelchair or join in the event.

Fueled with a hearty breakfast, we embark on this five mile naturalist lead hike through Point Mugu State Park. The trail includes rocky terrain, slopes and mud or stream crossings in times of wet weather. These natural obstacles provide challenges and opportunities for team-work and trust building . The event culminates at the beach with a family style barbeque and use of specialized beach wheelchairs.

All who participate will benefit from the physical challenge, social interaction and camaraderie offered from this unique outdoor adventure!

Transportation to and from the event will be provided from locations in both Woodland Hills and Newbury Park.

(Due to reduced funding for bus transportation to and from this event, we must limit the number of volunteers. Priority will go to friends and family of disabled participants).

***Since MeetUp is just ONE way we are advertising this event, notification of confirmation from The Wilderness Institute is required before attendance is allowed.

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  • lorenz

    A very fun and rewarding event! I volunteer quite often assisting persons with various disabilities and "wheel to the sea" is one of the top events for me. 2 thumbs up!

    May 9, 2012

  • Brad C.

    Great day with wonderful people, wildflowers, sunny skies, rugged 5 miles of dirt trail, hearty food, and beach time with waves! What a day!! State Park Rangers did a super job of supporting the team of volunteers.. Thanks to all sponsors and supporters!

    May 8, 2012

  • Maggie

    My second time - it was a privilege to be part of this mini-adventure....a great avenue for volunteers and a grest way to meet some terrific people--participants and volunteers! Great job, Brad, Ciana, and Michael!

    May 7, 2012

  • Julie S.

    I had a great day with awesome volunteers. It was such a great day.

    May 6, 2012

  • Larry B.

    This time I went into the ocean for the first time in 20 years!! Thank you!!!

    May 6, 2012

  • A former member
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    May 6, 2012

  • marion

    Thank you, Wilderness Institute, for another great event!

    May 6, 2012

  • Maria J S.

    It was challenging and rewarding. I had enjoyed myself getting to know and met new people, helping others and sharing the help that is needed to others. I cannot wait for the next one to start again.

    May 6, 2012

  • cris


    May 5, 2012

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