PassToPass Hikes Help People with Parkinson’s Live Well (with Llamas!)


We love discovering new ways to help you move your body, play in nature, and meet new friends. That’s why we love PASStoPASS.

Founded by Bill Meyer, an experienced hiker who has been living with Parkinson’s since 2009, PASStoPASS provides multi-day supported backpacking trips for people with Parkinson’s. Routes, trails, and distances are always selected with Parkinson’s participants in mind, and support is a big part of the experience. Pack llamas carry gear, so Parkinson’s hikers only have to carry a light day pack, and care partners and volunteers are never in short supply. Bill believes the support helps people with Parkinson’s have a positive hiking experience and do more than they ever thought they could.

Melani Dizon, our Director of Education and Content, recently interviewed a panel of participants and leaders from PASStoPASS to learn more about the organization and the amazing trips they offer. We hope you enjoy the interview and maybe even sign up for one of the many hikes they’re offering in 2023!

Related Resources

Learn more about PassToPass here.

Parkinson’s Wellness Fund – If your budget is tight, they may be able to help make hiking with PASStoPASS possible.

Pass to Pass Connects the Wilderness, Llamas, and People with Parkinson’s

Poles and Parkinson’s: How Pole Walking Can Help You Live Well (and Stronger) with Parkinson’s

Join Our Peloton Club

Our educational content is made possible because of the monthly donors in our Peloton Club. Want to become a member and help us continue to create the resources people need to live well with Parkinson’s? Learn more and register to become a member here. (You’ll get a cool gift if you do!) It’s as easy as can be to set it and forget it.

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