It’s been a great 2014 at Wilderness on Wheels and your generosity in supporting WOW through your CO Gives Day donation gave us even more to be grateful for this holiday season. It is an amazing feeling to know that people in the community support our organization; we want to thank you for your contribution and get to know you better as well! With that in mind, we would love to hear your story about why Wilderness of Wheels matters to you and your family and friends. Please feel free to share your thoughts below or sharing photographs and stories on our instagram page. You can even drop us a note, (P.O. Box 1007 Wheat Ridge, Co 80034).
The WOW Board thanks you once again and sends you best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.
We here at Wilderness On Wheels hope you are having a great year and would like to thank everyone their support over the years.
Your donations are so important to our volunteer-run organization. It is because of your gift that our visitors – disabled and able-bodied, young and old, from near and far – can relax and enjoy the outdoors.
This past summer we welcomed the FOX 31 crew for a day, and they aired a fantastic piece on the organization. We also participated in the First Friday Art Walk on Santa Fe, where we introduced people to Wilderness On Wheels and asked them to share with us why they love spending time in nature.
Colorado Gives Day is next Tuesday, December 9th. And for the first time ever, it features a $1 million incentive fund, which means your donation goes further. You can help us continue our mission to ensure that disabled visitors and their families can hike, camp, fish and enjoy the great Colorado outdoors by donating!
In addition, anyone who donates $100 or more to WOW will receive “Child of Dreams,” a book written by our managing director, Barbara Cramer, on her quest to win Olympic Gold in the Paralympics.
Thank you and have a wonderful holiday season,
Wilderness On Wheels Board
Wilderness On Wheels was offered a spot in the VFW building on Broadway during the November First Friday Art Walk, and we jumped on the opportunity. Huge thanks to Curtis Bean for the opportunity and for everything he has done. If you have never heard of his organization, Art of War, please give the below article a read.
The Art of War: A Creative Salve for PTSD
And thank you to all the participants who told us why you cherish the outdoors. Below is just one photo of what we were able to create. Please visit (Pinsta) to see all photos taken during the event.
Discussing Wilderness On Wheels’ mission with new members of the community always puts a smile on out faces, and the First Friday event was no different.
What an awesome surprise this week at WOW, when a young man from Puerto Rico stopped by our forest area, and spent the day with us. He took a sabatical from his job, and is touring the United States. The altitude was a little rough on him, and it took him a while to push his wheelchair to the top of the mountain, but he made it, and loved it, took several photos, and told us that it was the highlight of his trip so far, as the forest area was so accessible to him. We were so glad to have him spend part of his trip with all of us at WOW. Hopefully, more of you will come up to WOW, as we’re open just two more weeks, and then have to close down due to inclement weather. Thanks for a great summer. We enjoyed seeing all of you at WOW, and welcome you back next spring.
Hope you will make it up to WOW this weekend to take in the beautiful scenery. The leaves will be falling shortly.
Big thanks to Jeff for his wonderful photography.
This is Colorado, and in Colorado, anytime after September it CAN and just MIGHT snow in the Rocky Mountains, so NOW is the time to hit highway 285 and travel the 65 miles from Denver to the Wilderness on Wheels forest area, as the aspen trees are gorgeous!! This past week, the aspens really started to change color, and along the first quarter mile of the Mountain Boardwalk, the colors are out of this world. There have also been a Buck and Doe that have somewhat taken over the area, having been seen every day this week. We’ve also had lots of Crows, Stellar Blue Jays, Chipmunks, Black squirrels and a host of the birds, including a duck on the pond (first time ever), and two fabulous blue Herrings, feasting off of trout in the pond. So, take advantage of the beautiful Colorado weather, and bring your family and friends, your camera, a picnic lunch, and drive up to see WOW before the snow starts flying.
Barbara Cramer, Assistant Manager at WOW, just completed and published her 3rd book, this one entitled CHILD OF DREAMS, a look at her life as a disabled child, wife, mother, grandmother, and her quest to become a Paralympic gold medalist. The profits from this book will benefit the Wilderness on Wheels Program. You can order from Barbara at 720-308-2239, or on Amazon.com or at BarnesandNoble.com. and there will be a book signing/reception on August 24th, from 1:30 – 6:30 pm, at the Holy Shephered Lutheran Church, 920 Kipling St., Lakewood, CO. All are welcome. For anyone who has ever struggled with life while trying to reach a life-long goal, then COD is the perfect read for you.