I would love to do some planning to hike with you. I am 76 years old and have COPD which means I will have to start slow until my lungs get build up to handle the mountains. My Doctor tells me that if i take it easy in the beginning I should be alright. I may have a bit of trouble going up the mountains in the beginning but if I stay after it after a few miles I should be able to hike at a fairly good pace.
I have started working out around here in Texas, the problem being I do not have any mountains to climb for exercise. I ca work out in the gym on weight wand treadmills and may be some stair climbers. I think the main thing I need to do is just walk until I can get up to 5 to 6 miles every day. What are you doing to get into shape?
I have most of my gear and I have been trying to keep it very light with out going so light that I get into trouble. I know what the weather is like on the trail so I plan to dress accordingly. Then when the weather lets up I can send some things home.
Let me know what you think?
Why did you choose Cherokee Bill? I chose mine because I am part Cherokee and my greatgreatgrandfather was named Cherokee Tom.