Used to be I’d see pics like that and fondly remember my own times traipsing through the wilds.
Now? All I see are ticks stuck to my legs and foxtails stuck to my socks.
Being old sucks.
There’s old and there’s old. I’m 66 and retired three months ago. Getting to do a LOT more of what I like now and hopefully can keep this up another 10, maybe 15 years. My wife is even better at hiking than me. She is doing 9 milers on weekends with her girlfriends with 800 feet elevation gain.
We did a 9 miler in Rocky Mountain National Park a couple weeks ago at 8,200 to 8,900 feet — that was tough having just gotten off the plane from the California coast! Followed it up a day later with a 5 miler at 9,200 feet west of Colorado Springs to Rampart Reservoir.