balzaccom wrote:Hey MK, good to see you here again. We're both about your age and still manage to hike over 100 miles a summer. You're getting good advice here--early mainly: take it slow and easy. We almost never manage 2mph for a day, and we rarely do more than ten miles.
But we still hike more, and see more, than many of the younger hikers who race by us on the trail from time to time.
Enjoy the journey.
That sounds like us too.
On our trip up to Twin Lakes earlier this month, we were having a leisurely lunch at the JO Pass junction. Three youngsters came by, had a swig of water, and kept going up to the lakes. My wife and I finished up our lunch/rest, packed up, and headed out. I remarked to her that I kind of wanted to catch that trio, and she remarked that while she didn't think she was competitive, she wanted to also. Long story short, we both beat them to the lakes!
Welcome back MK!