Capetown Caper continued
In his second year bringing the project to Humboldt County, Muir plans his trip for his intrepid travelers
to ride the wagons on the days of August 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
Shipping out from Ferndale to Bill Brandstetter’s ranch, the group will be camping on the ranch for the duration of their stay. The site is in Capetown, an old tan bark exporting village by the sea. Participants from last year are encouraged to come out and enjoy a whole new adventure. This year’s trip will focus on carriage excursions up and down the Bear River, with local drivers and their carriages participating, allowing more of the community to experience the beauty of the area. There will be signs clearly leading to the site from Ferndale. Take the
Wildcat road one block west from Curly’s Grill 15 miles to the bottom of the Bear River Valley. There is plenty
of room for parking and unloading. Please bring a dish for the picnic each day.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the rides are open to folks with mobility impairments and their companions.
Access Adventure and Anywhere Wild! invite you to get a taste of the adventure and enjoy a wagon ride on this extensive
ranch. Rides will be offered for the hours between 11 am and 2 pm, extending later depending on the turnout.
Also on Thursday, August 2nd at 5 pm, Fortuna River Lodge will be hosting Michael Muir’s public
presentation on Anywhere Wild! which will consist of a talk by Muir himself and a presentation of short films of previous
adventures, including HorseJourney. The public is invited to attend and there will be refreshments afterwards. If any
openings for rides remain, people may sign up for them following the presentation. Donations of food, supplies and
money can be given the night of the movie or by calling our numbers below.
Local folks are encouraged to get involved. Please contact Sawyer to arrange a ride aboard the unique
wheelchair accessible carriages, or to volunteer to help with the rides. Help spread the word! Access Adventure will be
back next year in a new beautiful location.
View Capetown Caper 2007 Photos