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A TrailRider Tale

Making mountain adventure accessible to those who were willing to dream

A TrailRider Tale

By Undisclosed on May 22, 2020

One of the more magical parts of what we do at Rocky Mountain Adaptive is bearing witness to the happy reactions of those accessing a mountain activity they haven’t accessed before or maybe didn’t even think they could access. It’s likely what you hear most about from our staff and volunteers who get the great fortune of taking part in these activities — how they watched the way the faces turned, filling with the freedom and happiness that can only come from outdoor sport and recreation. We’re all eager to tell you how magical it is when the world is just a little more inclusive, a little more accessible, because it truly is so beautiful.

A group of people crowd around a guest in a TrailRider, by a mountain lake
10 volunteers assist guiding a guest in a TrailRider

“RMA staff and the volunteers who assisted us were wonderful in their encouragement of our dream becoming a reality. They were willing to dig in on a hot day and get me to my destination and back,” Monica said.

“I felt very supported physically and mentally by my group of supporters. Thank you for making this happen.”

RMA Instructor and Bookings Coordinator, Lisa Maher, hiked with the Kelly’s that day and said the experience was one to remember, especially with the whole family present.

“It was really awesome to see the whole family out to support Pat and Monica to make this hike happen.”

For Pat, the adventure couldn’t have happened without the Trail Rider.

“We couldn’t have done it without the adaptive chair,” he said.

Inspired by this Story?

If this story has inspired you to get involved in adaptive sports, we have a large range of accessible adventures available to you.

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Want to join the fun and give back? Volunteering with Rocky Mountain Adaptive is a great way to support your community while assisting others.

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You can make a difference to the growth of adaptive sports by donating to the Clairey Lou Memorial Fund & Matthew Hamer Legacy Fund. Thank you.

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