A disability doesn’t diminish one’s love for the outdoors—and a new wave of determined hikers of all abilities is advocating for increased access, consideration, and accommodation. Activist, author, and disabled hiker Syren Nagakyrie, featured in the Spring 2022 issue of Alta Journal, joins Alta Live to share their journey, offer tips and ideas, and detail the numerous ways public outdoor and natural spaces—as well as fellow hikers—can welcome hiking enthusiasts of diverse abilities.
About the guest:
Syren Nagakyrie is the founder of Disabled Hikers, a disabled-led organization building community and justice in the outdoors. Nagakyrie is a lifelong disabled and chronically ill person and a committed social activist and advocate. They are the author of The Disabled Hiker’s Guide to Western Washington and Oregon and the forthcoming The Disabled Hiker’s Guide to Northern California. Nagakyrie is also a hiking guide, consultant, and freelance writer. Learn more and contact Nagakyrie at DisabledHikers.com.•