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Accessible Trails on the West Coast

Accessible Trails on the West Coast

“I've compiled a list of wheelchair-accessible hikes, based upon the hikes I've done in the past year . . . Although this post was done mainly for remembrance, posterity, and self-edification,  I hope that the information will help other wheelchair hikers.”

Freedom in the Freedom Chair

Freedom in the Freedom Chair

“I have always believed  (and this has been strongly re-enforced by a progressive disease) that if there's something that you love to do and you can somehow do, then you should do it now.  With disability, the idea of what you can do must be creatively and flexibly supplemented with different ways of doing things and with adaptive tools, such as the Freedom Chair.”

My First Month with the GRIT Freedom Chair

My First Month with the GRIT Freedom Chair

I have to say that folks heads turn daily while I'm riding around in my "Green Machine." It is exciting to tell them about how I got it, and the great opportunities this company is creating for so many people! Thank you GRIT for this opportunity! The following months will be epic, and I am so excited to share them with all!

Lake Chelan: Seated Equalization

Lake Chelan: Seated Equalization

This summer I was able to combine two modes of seated activities -- boats and wheelchairs -- in an epic adventure. In this way, I could enjoy the things I love, be a part of an adventure that may have otherwise excluded me, see new areas, and spend time with family members I don't often see.

Tandem Trailblazing

Tandem Trailblazing

After years of practice -- honing a method and building trust, Ted and I have reclaimed our previous pastime of outdoor activities.  We can be found many weekends either tandem skiing or tandem hiking. Tandem does not mean a free ride.  Tandem hiking requires working together as a team.

My life with MS: Re-establishing Identity

My life with MS: Re-establishing Identity

GRIT is proud to bring you original content written by our Trailblazers.  These ten amazing riders were chosen to represent the GRIT Freedom Chair due to their determination, spirit, and sense of adventure: they show that grit comes in all shapes and sizes.