Originally Posted by yatahey
Great adventures are what life is all about, if you ask me. Like Ard, I'm getting a little older and a little slower, but ya can't keep me out of the mountains.
I tried the link to your site but the fishing button didn't work. Can you put up a direct link?
Here you go yatahey
Couple of the browsers won't acknowledge the fishing link, but if you go to a link it acknowledges it will let you click on the fishing page from there.
Ard, I know where you are and I envy you.
I will turn 50 on October 1st. One of the guys that went with us (Russ) is 59 and he did well. We encountered two other guys on the trail and they were both in the 50's. On the way out we met a 65 year old gentleman that was headed in to hike to Bear Lake for some pictures and fishing. He was by himself.
In talking with them, I think the secret to being able to do these things as we get older is to eat right, live an active lifestyle, a bit of exercise.
What worked well for me is I live 2.5 miles from my office. Rather then drive, I started walking at least one way and both ways as often as possible. Through the year I walked between 300 and 350 miles getting ready for this trip.
Sorry I missed you Larry, but I will be touching base with you often starting next year. Already planning our next trip. I think the hike will involve a loop west of Denver, but I am also wanting to put together a 6 day motorcylce loop to include Sturgis next year and will be looking to you for advice.
I love taking these trips. For 7 out of 9 this was there first time out west and in the mountains, was only my second time and I was in awe.