Originally Posted By Drummerguy
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

And what surprises you?
I am sixty five and last year served as emergency medic at a Boy Scout camp, over 400 acres, 90 to 110 hours per week, most of it carrying a jump kit (a 25 lbs. pack) and on my feet. I never put on less than five miles per day and often far more. I worked the college age staff into the ground and I was not even in great shape. Working on improvement now.
Hike or die.

Edited by EMT Dave (12/02/17 06:15 PM)