Welcome to the hiking community Gladys, good to hear that you liked it. Just start in your own pace and build experience and suitable gear as you go. If you may hike with someone experienced it is easier of course, but I'm sure you are soon ready for a solo trip also. do not let the absence of others deter you from hiking.

I'm now 64, and two years ago I came on a winter trip to a hut that was still warm. When looking into the hut register I found that those that had just been there were two men that both could have been my father (age wise of course smile ). Enjoy the nature, the best place to be.

Btw as the weather looks good here I'm off to some summit a couple of hours drive away for the weekend. Pictures here http://ut.no/hytte/taakeheimen/bilder just to make you envious. The hut is close to a glacier at 1100metres, and the summit is 1464 metres high. I'll hike to the hut and the next day take the summit.