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Old 03-08-2010, 08:14 PM   #11
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Re: Disabled Explorers Toroweap Grand Canyon March 19-21

"Toroweap (Tuweep) is a marvelous place". Indeed it is.

I love the place and so wish I could get additional time off. Really hard considering the Oexpo time and four weeks this summer, and it's my anniversary weekend.

Anyhow no matter the conditions.........have fun, be safe.



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Old 03-09-2010, 10:12 PM   #12
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Re: Disabled Explorers Toroweap Grand Canyon March 19-21

After reading all the great reports about Tuweep, I went in Sept. '08 and was surprised at how good the road was. I expected to have problems but of course it was much later in the year. The roads were in very good shape. I only stayed 2 nights and drove out to St. George. Everything about the trip was excellent.

Bill, I guess this is the third time so you'll have to go!
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:25 AM   #13
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Re: Disabled Explorers Toroweap Grand Canyon March 19-21

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I'd love to come do it but I'd get stuck. You got any other runs coming up soon?
Hey Joel,
The WAVE would be happy to tug you out of any pickles
Nothing like having a wheelchair dude lead a recover effort.

As to upcoming adventures..
Mid May is a 4 day southwestern Utah outing with a disabled vet. He has always wanted to wheel Utah so we will play around Glen Canyon or Zion...not sure as he is still planning his trip.

summer might have something very interesting in southern Colorado & New Mexico

fall will be Mojave Rd and Death Valley

And of course I would really like to get a wheelchair dude to Baja or if not there is another killer project in the works to get a double amputee in Baja some new legs.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:31 AM   #14
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........if not there is another killer project in the works to get a double amputee in Baja some new legs.
You wouldn't be talking about Coco would you????
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:40 PM   #15
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Yeah that is it..
I met him in Nov and we talked for a while (I am a spanish speaker even though he has pretty good english).
Found out that he doesn't wear his legs due to fit issues.
Went home as talked to my prosthetic maker, got the names of some of the reps of the parts makers.
Now trying to setup a time to go down there and cast his limbs, then have to go back and test fit him, then go back and make adjustments.
It will take 3-5 trips and 3-4 months I think to work it out.
Not likely to happen until May or June I think...alot of ducks to get into a row.

There are 2 big issues, 1) he is impatient and not alot of residual limb to work with
2) double amputees have it tough no matter what.

I am also looking into a set of used hand controls that can transfer car to car, he currently uses a ATV and when driving a car/truck a leg he made himself and a couple of sticks

Super cool dude. Not for sure we can make something happen but it would be nice if we could...cost coverage will be the big issue..what I can't get donated will have to come from Disabled Explorers...which really means my overtime shifts as we have never seen much in the way of donations.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:19 AM   #16
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Yeah, Coco is a pretty neat guy. Can't believe how he gets around, but losing the second leg sure has slowed him down. I don't know anything about prosthetics, but I'm within an hour of his place if I can be of any help.
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