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Pine Lake State Park trail
Jul 12, 2018 | 3 min

Take a virtual hike along the edge of Upper and Lower Pine Lakes.

All Ability Cycles
Jul 12, 2018 | 5 min

Bicycle means two wheels, pedaled. . . traditionally; however, for those living with a disability longing to blaze trail, their cycles can take on all types of adaptive shapes and sizes.

Casting Away Disabilities
Jul 12, 2018 | 9 min

Physical, mental, and emotional challenges can keep people of all ages from enjoying the outdoors; however one Iowa organization provides the perfect venue for disabled veterans to share in the beauty of the outdoors.

Camp Courageous
Jul 12, 2018 | 7 min

Camp Courageous gives campers of all ages and all abilities a chance to get away and challenge themselves outdoors. The year-round camp near Monticello in eastern Iowa adapts activities so just about anyone with a special need can successfully participate.

Iowa Outdoors Episode 806
Jul 11, 2018 | 27 min

On a special episode of Iowa Outdoors, we share the stories of those working to help those of us with disabilties enjoy the outdoors. We'll join in on the fun-for-all-ages, special needs experience of Camp Courageous. Cast a line with disabled veterans enjoying the amenities of Rathbun Lake. Hop on bikes custom built for any and all who wish to ride.

 

Iowa Outdoors Episode 805
May 30, 2018 | 27 min

Pedal over a brand new, high-flying cycle adventure in Iowa’s capital city, climb an eastern Iowa mountain of trash turned into greenspace and spend quality time with young Iowans honing their outdoors skills.
 

Mount Trashmore
May 30, 2018 | 7 min

Generations ago, a towering pile of trash south of Cedar Rapids was dubbed Mount Trashmore. When the "mountain" grew after the 2008 floods, Iowans began an effort to turn trash into outdoor recreation.

Cordova Park | Iowa by Air
May 30, 2018 | 2 min

Rise above the waters of Red Rock Reservoir to see all of Cordova Park.

Black Hawk State Park trail
May 30, 2018 | 2 min

Take a virtual bike ride around the relaxing coast of Black Hawk State Park.

Ewing Park Flow Trail
May 30, 2018 | 7 min

Mountain biking continues gaining popularity, and now riders can enjoy a series of trails that are the first of their kind in central Iowa. They're called flow trails, described as bike-powered rollercoaster made of dirt. We followed along from the very beginning as a crew specializing in this type of construction built the new trails at Ewing Park in southeast Des Moines.