My husband and I (early 40s) are planning a September 2013 trip. I would love to see a glacier up close, so was thinking about the hike to Grinnel Glacier. I'll be honest-- I'm overweight and don't get a lot of physical activity. I hope to lose some weight by our trip with seeing a glacier as motivation.
I'm wondering just how difficult of a trip it would be for a 'non-hiker". We have been to Rocky Mountain National park and did do a trail to see a waterfall, but I don't think it was more than 2 miles. I just had to stop quite often and take breaks to catch my breath.
Would this be doable for me? I don't have trouble with long distances, just rises in elevation.
Your opinions are much appreciated.