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    New here (sort of)

    Hello, I've lurked around on this site from time to time and thought I'd join and introduce my self. I've had a SCI for six years (YIKES!) I have a T9 injury. One reason I joined is because I sometimes feel like the only one in a wheelchair. I'm finally doing OK with it and have been for a while, still... I'm married to a wonderful guy & have been for more than 25 years. We live in Northern California. I enjoy going to the mountains, Redwoods (good trails for a chair) and spending time at the coast. I visit San Francisco and Monterey area frequently.

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    Welcome Lilli!

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    Thanks.

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    Hi Lilli!

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    Welcome!

    You'll have to let me know where the good trails are in red wood for a wheelchair or anywhere in northern cali, I also live in northern cali and love the outdoors but I never seem to be able to find a nice place to roam around in the woods in a chair.
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    Trails

    Welcome!!!
    Ditto on the trails and outdoor adventures...would it be possible to get a data base from each state going on accessible trails. Went to some recently (fall) in Vermont and after driving up a very long steep rutted washed out road I was scared to get out of the car and even look at the trail. Ran into the same problem in La Jolla CA. What level of accessibility too would be nice..it seems as long as it doesn't involve steps, rocks or roots it could be considered accessible to some.

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    I have yet to find a trail in the mountains near my home. I do know there is this: [URL="http://www.restorecalifornia.net/independencetrail.html"]but I have not been on it. A friend (AB) says it’s beautiful and that I could do it. Moonstone beach (by Hearst Castle) has a nice paved beach trail where you can watch sea lions. Monterey has a great paved trail from Pacific Grove (beautiful town!) up to Marina. Also there are areas of Point Lobos state park that are accessible (not my favorite bits though) You will be able to view otters up close but you should bring binoculars. You can borrow a beach chair from Asilomar for free if you’d like to get onto the sand. Founders Grove in the Humboldt Redwoods is very doable with a little help-maybe independently if you’re macho-I’m not. Jedediah Smith Redwoods are very accessible. I do have a little bit of help, but not much. Canoeing is great once you are in the canoe, but getting in the canoe is hard. I only do lakes and the Sacramento river in Autumn when it runs slowly. I’m not a white water kind of girl.
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