Sports N’ Spokes magazine wrote a featured article about water sport being accessible and a great sport for equalizing capabilities. The piece covers some of the general information about what different types of paddling there are and how certain abilities can make one type of paddling easier or more challenging for individuals. The stories of several individuals with significant lower limb disabilities are told, including an individual who mentions his Wilderness Inquiry trip.
Wilderness Inquiry offers many types of both canoe and kayaking trips and program opportunities for people of all abilities. In addition to the styles of boats discussed in this article, we also run rivers and lakes in our Voyageur Canoes, which are large 24-foot long canoes and can carry up to ten people. Whether wanting to get out on Lake Superior in a kayak, canoe the Boundary Waters, or paddle the Mississippi, Wilderness Inquiry has the means to get people with and without disabilities on the water.
As Ms. Zeller states in the opening paragraph:
What better sport than kayaking or canoeing for those of us with lower-limb disabilities? When I am in my kayak, my lower body, which is so uncooperative on land, is part of a sleep craft, gliding through the water. That is freedom…
Read full Sports N’ Spokes piece here.
Sports N’ Spokes Magazine, March/April 1990