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#152296 - 07/05/11 03:51 PM Re: Are you cutting back? [Re: Glenn]
Tracy from CA Offline
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lol, I will remember that smile

regarding the mother's curse though, gosh my boys were so sweet when they were little and growing up.... if all I remember is the good stuff does that mean I'm getting Alzheimer's already?

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#153492 - 08/07/11 07:58 PM Re: Are you cutting back? [Re: Glenn]
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yes, severe arthritis due to lyme's and a career that requires walking in rough conditions, means that I have to walk less on the weekends- 3 joint surgeries so far and I'm sure there will be more. I can't carry any significant weight (not even 10 lbs) on my shoulders for more than an hour (shoulder reconstruction helped but there are limits) so "ultra light" is not an option. I started with burro packing when my need for medical supplies, warm clothes, and padding exceeded my carrying capacity. now that I am limited to less than 5 miles of walking in a day, I am switching to riding to get into the wilderness. I would prefer to walk- cheaper, simpler, less limited in routes, but my hips and knees say no mas.

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#153618 - 08/11/11 01:41 PM Re: Are you cutting back? [Re: wyethia]
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Good for you for adapting to keep going outdoors instead of throwing in the towel. Nothing wrong with transitioning to pack animals. Whatever it takes!

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#153641 - 08/12/11 12:00 AM Re: Are you cutting back? [Re: wandering_daisy]
wyethia Offline
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yup, that's about it. We only have so long, so don't waste time worrying about what you can't do, just go for what you can do.

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