Volunteer-Wheel to the Sea hike
 Wheel to the Sea Hike
 
 







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Sign up for a Team-Challenge Run and/or participate in a FREE Fun Fair! Veterans Outreach Charity Run, MUDDY WARRIORS™ XPERIENCE - join us and help support our veteran and wheelchair events by participating or donating to this fun challenging event!

Location: Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Event Date: Sunday, November, 19 2017
Start Time: 7:30AM(See Experiential Events page for details)

"Push Your Limits!" and volunteer for the next Wheel to the Sea Hike;
A Challenge Hike for Veterans, Wheelchair Users and Volunteer Pushers!


EVENT NAME: Wheel to the Sea
DATE: Saturday, November 4, 2017,
TIME: 8AM to 6:30PM
LOCATION: Santa Monica Mountains NRA (Rancho Sierra Vista
to Sycamore Cove State Beach within Point Mugu
State Park)

Please join us for this exciting outdoor activity that is especially designed to introduce individuals in wheelchairs to the natural environment by traveling dirt trails along Sycamore Canyon stream, including 11 stream crossings, through a designated wilderness area. The naturalist led hike is approximately 5 miles long and begins in the local Santa Monica Mountains and gradually descends to the ocean where we culminate the hike with a family style barbecue on the beach.

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 hike includes use of specialized beach wheelchairs that allow participants to cross the sand to reach the ocean shore. All who participate will benefit from the physical challenge, social interaction and camaraderie offered from this unique outdoor adventure.

Each participant is paired with volunteers to assist as needed. Participants with physical disabilities and volunteers are invited to join us for this FREE special program. Transportation will be provided from locations in both Woodland Hills and Newbury Park.

“It was everything I expected, and more! I've been training for the upcoming National Veterans Wheelchair Games for the wheelchair slalom event, kinda like the x games for wheelchairs. Competition is fierce but if I can roll that course yesterday I think I'll be ok."
Larry Foster, Volunteer Service Specialist
Department of Veteran Affairs

PARTICIPANTS
A major focus for this activity is serving Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, and their families. Other participants include adults and children who are living with physical disabilities and their families.

“Wheel to the Sea Rocks (and Rolls)!”
“This event is an extremely rewarding, inspiring and therapeutic experience. Giving to another person, allowing each of us to go beyond our individual limitations, and reconnecting with nature has empowered me physically, emotionally and spiritually.”
Michael Tardif, Veteran volunteer and naturalist

Hike Partners
California Department of Parks and Recreation
National Park Service, SMMNRA
Mountains Recreation and Conservancy Authority
Mountain Bike Unit
California Highway Patrol (PCH Crossing/Safety)
Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks
Kiwanis Club of Canoga Park
Kiwanis Club of Northridge
Kiwanis Club of Chatsworth

FINANCIAL SPONSORS
Organizational Gold Sponsors
Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks
Natural Path Network
Ruth and David Henke
The Childs Fund

Community/Individual Donations
HIKE SPONSORS NEEDED! Please contact us if your business or organization would like to join us as a financial sponsor!

Visit our registration web site to see past photos at:
www.Meetup.com/Wilderness-Adventures
or
http://sites.google.com/site/wildernessinstitute/home