I've always felt at home in the big trees. The tricky thing is that big trees are correlated with big roots, making travel via wheelchair extremely difficult. I am happy to report that my new Freedom Chair tackled with aplomb those roots (up to 6" high) and accompanying rocks on some muddy dirt trails over the weekend. Weeks Falls Trail in Olallie State Park, near North Bend, WA is a short but beautiful dirt trail along a river and through a mossy old growth forest (photos 1-3). The Tradition Lake Loop, on Tiger Mountain in the Issaquah Alps, begins with an ADA-rated, hard-packed gravel trail, surrounded by ferns and trees (photo 4), leading to a network of dirt trails.
This is great, I hope your new chair (re-)opens all sorts of (out)doors for you...ReplyDelete