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    #179356 - 08/22/13 10:54 AM Re: Are you an old backpacker? [Re: DJ2]
    ndwoods Offline
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    Registered: 01/26/02
    Posts: 572
    Loc: Santa Cruz CA, Sierra Hiker
    I'm 60 and hubby is 62 and we just did 75 miles and 9 days....no issues...:)
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    #179357 - 08/22/13 11:33 AM Re: Are you an old backpacker? [Re: BrianLe]
    JPete Offline
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    Registered: 05/28/09
    Posts: 304
    Loc: Eastern Ontario
    Did the AT once at 60 and again at 70, and was planning to do it again at 80 until the latest leukemia flare made that very uncertain. I'm 77. Best, jcp

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    #180499 - 11/04/13 03:47 PM Re: Are you an old backpacker? [Re: DJ2]
    Geo. Offline
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    Registered: 11/06/10
    Posts: 1
    Loc: 45 south
    Just back from a 44 day hike that was 870 miles following the full length of the Welsh coastline. I'll be 69 this month. Was carrying tent, bag etc., and must say the average daily mileage (forced by schedule restrictions)was a bit over my usual comfort zone and I was quite happy to reach the English border! But apart from a couple of missing toenails the old bod seemed to hold up reasonably well. smile


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    #180837 - 11/18/13 03:41 PM Re: Are you an old backpacker? [Re: Geo.]
    Drummerguy Offline
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    Registered: 01/15/13
    Posts: 4
    Loc: PA
    I must say I'm surprised by the older backpackers.. I've been kayak camping the last couple years and now would like to try a backpack overnighter. After all I've read here it has motivated me even though I have two bad knees..CD

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    #181176 - 12/06/13 02:26 PM Re: Are you an old backpacker? [Re: DJ2]
    Djwine Offline
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    Registered: 06/20/11
    Posts: 3
    Loc: topeka, ks
    71 yrs old & still packing. Next summer my grandson & I are going to Philmont ( Boy Scout ranch in NE N.M.)for a 10 day trip[.

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    #197260 - 12/22/16 03:57 PM Re: Are you an old backpacker? [Re: DJ2]
    HPD Offline
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    Registered: 12/22/16
    Posts: 32
    Loc: Colorado High Plains
    66 and still hoping to do some more backpacking. Missed the last two years on IR. Looking to get back at it next summer.

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    #197261 - 12/22/16 04:36 PM Re: Are you an old backpacker? [Re: HPD]
    Glenn Roberts Offline
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    Registered: 12/23/08
    Posts: 1343
    Loc: Southwest Ohio
    Also 66; didn't get out a lot this year. This year I've only been able to get in local one-night trips, and am cutting back my workweek (and workload) to 3 days starting in January, so I can go out for 2 or 3 nights more often, and get some trips on the AT, Sheltowee Trace, or Isle Royale again.

    Welcome to the boards.

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    #197262 - 12/22/16 05:16 PM Re: Are you an old backpacker? [Re: HPD]
    the-gr8t-waldo Offline
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    Registered: 01/16/11
    Posts: 131
    Loc: Tacoma, Washington
    Soon to be 69. And slowly easing back into hiking. Currently only doing one big hike a year. Summer I did a 150miles/14days. Currently dreaming up the plan for summer of '17. Most likely 200m/18day. Been focused on the p,c.t. in wa. State. It's glorious to have the time to do this again!

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    #197536 - 01/29/17 03:50 PM Re: Are you an old backpacker? [Re: the-gr8t-waldo]
    antique41 Offline
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    Registered: 05/23/10
    Posts: 2
    Loc: NE Ga
    I know this is an old thread, but then I'm and old guy, 76!

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    #197603 - 02/06/17 10:33 PM Re: Are you an old backpacker? [Re: antique41]
    dralahiker Offline
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    Registered: 08/26/04
    Posts: 320
    Loc: North Georgia
    Keep on truckin' as the Dead used the sing. '

    I'm not old but my knees are twice as old. Love mountain hiking, especially uphill (go figure - I've short legs so I'm slow on the flats but climb like a goat). Did the Presidential Range last summer (35 anniv. of doing them) and limped through it with knee issues.

    Barely hike since then. Did one super steep climb in northern GA (Arkaquah Trail from Trackrock Gap) and that did it. Had Euflexa injections, but can only do 3-4 miles on flats. Even two hours of bike riding and the knees are toast for a few days. Growing old isn't for the faint hearted!

    Time for the replacements. Was hoping to get by til next winter so I won't miss wildflower season, but if I want to be in the woods it will have to get done this summer - after rare wildflower season!

    At least I can paddle!

    Cheers,
    Bill in Roswell, GA

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