multiple sclerosis

San Josef Bay

San Josef Bay

“Backpacking was a big part of life in my twenties.  It was also what threw me into an existential crisis whenafter I got my first wheelchairsomebody asked, "Do you like backpacking?"  How do you answer that question, if you really like something, but you can't actually do it?  Ever since I started wheelchair hiking, I have wanted to go wheelchair backpacking.  I think I may have finally accomplished that goal.“

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. 

Beyond "Beyond the Pavement"

Beyond "Beyond the Pavement"

These hikes felt like real back country hikes, with amazing views, challenging conditions, few people. and many discoveries.  Neither would have been possible without my Freedom Chair or my husband.