5 invigorating springtime hikes
If you want to hike but not alone, look up Meetup.com for local outdoor groups that you can join. Never hike alone unless you want to.
We hiked Gem Lake in Rocky Mountain NP this morning, and didn't quite make it to the top. The trail was covered in hard, steep, slick ice. Take some crampons or Yax Trax if you plan to go to the top.
Jocelyn, Glacier Nat'l Park in Montana has two "hikes" that are specifally designed for wheelchair users. They are Trail of the Cedars which passes thru a lovely stand of Western Hemlock tres and follows a glacier fed stream on it's way to a large lake. The other one is Running Eagle falls.
Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park in Colorado and a partial trail around Bear Lake and Lilly Lake
I'm sure the valley floor in Yosemite would have plenty; but I can't vouch for any as I've never been there.
I advise any hikers to be careful. When dad and I went to yellowstone something chased us out of the woods and it was no bear it way larger and not friendly. Have fun but be aware of your surroundings.
I grew up in Michigan only 8 miles from the Ludington State Park and 30 miles from the Manistee National Forest. Such treasures and so sadly missed. With warm weather here now and just around the corner most places elsewhere, I plan on doing myself a favor and taking up the outdoors once again. I challenge all readers to do the same!