Tomorrow, I pack my bags because I'm heading out to friends in North Georgia for a week on Friday before I head up to my Mom's and then start my "Half a Thru Hike."
I copied a post below "For Senior Hikers" to White Blaze and have received some good comments. I hope to turn it into an article [without grammatical or editorial errors] and submit it to the List Owners to use as an Article on the site.
I thought of some additional things to add ... I wrote:
I could add a few other things ... like "accept the Trail Community for what it is and be open to learn and to teach at appropriate times and to keep your vast array of knowledge to yourself when the audience isn't receptive."
And "listen to your body. Being older means you're probably more attuned to when the pain can be 'walked through' and when it might be something more serious."
And "AFTER YOUR HIKE ... read the book "Good Calories Bad Calories" by Gary Taube AND eat low to moderate GLYCEMIC foods in order to maintain any weight loss."I'll let the article simmer for a week and then submit it before I leave.
I keep thinking of ways to cut a few grams and ounces from my pack weight without exchanging any of the gear I have for new. I've spent as much as I can spend.
I think I'll go to bed a bit early tonight ... now THAT will be a change.
Ephesians 5:15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.