My wife is off on Wednesdays and just said she wants me to take her hiking. Admittedly, I haven't done much hiking in the valley but since I'm trying to get into "sheep shape" I figured this would be a good way to combine training and spending time with her. But, I have no idea where to go. She isn't really going to enjoy a super tough hike to the top of a mountain; but, I know she isn't going to like just walking on a paved trail through a park, either. We live in Palmer. Is there anything that isn't too challenging that may provide some decent views and isn't too icy this time of year?
Also, while I'm at it, can you guys suggest any of the "3,000 of the best hikes you can do within 37' of your back door" type of books for this area? Seems like if she's going to want go hiking more, it'd be good to have a book or two with info on this area.
Any advice is greatly appreciated!