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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BEAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 June 2020 at 07:29
Sort of funny how a young person gets trapped in an old persons body.  It just happens slowly.

But Tom, I seldom carry a 50# pack any longer.  now I spend lots of time figuring out how to take everything I need in a 20# pack or how I can just make two trips enjoying the same woods twice.

We can adjust to old bodies, IF our minds can keep up.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TomP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 July 2020 at 23:08
Decades ago, my father and I packed into Shelly Lake, a respectable climb from Kidder Creek.  We were carrying about 45 pounds apiece, and pooped out a little more than halfway up.  We stashed about half the stuff and went back for it the next day after a night's sleep at the lake.  It was Labor Day weekend and we were escorted out Sunday afternoon by the first snow storm of the year...
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Used to backpack into the Adirondacks.  Often found abandoned 'stuff' along the trail...usually heavy items, like a brass gas stove, coleman laterns, etc.
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Don't give up Bear,
I am going to 81 in August and I am still Hunting and Fishing. I will do so for as long as I can, Yeah, I have all the aches and pains associated with getting older, and I have a disabled Hunting permit that allows me to use my four wheeler when hunting. Age is just a number and I wont let it pin me down. I haven't missed an opening day for hunting season since 1963 and I don't plan on missing any in the near future.
 
Stay with it and enjoy life while you can.
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Spent this morning taring the roof to my cabin.  As a 17 year old I did lots of jobs, roofing was one.  Now I'm 75 and tar coating a roof.  Guess some things don't change (legs and back are a little sore now).

Refitting some doors tomorrow, then fishing for muskies in the evening.

Like timex, taking a licking but keeps on ticking.
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Back, hip, knee a litle tender this morning...too much twisting around on the roof.

Got a nest of Virginia wrens outside my window; woke me up at 5:05 shouting.  They are on their third brood  right now.
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