I'm so glad I found this group. I'm 55 and was beginning to think that maybe I am over the hill. I used to backpack a lot, but as you can see by my user name, I have a few knee problems. I can still day hike, and I hunt and fish with no problems. Lately, I've noticed that backpacking gear has changed a lot in the 30 years I've been away from backpacking. So, I'm thinking of trying it again. Nothing major, just a quick overnight trip somewhere. I've found this group very encouraging!