In the old days I hiked considerably more. But have you noticed my legs? They look like damn paretheses. Thirteen years ago an orthopedic surgeon who’d worked on one of my knees told me it would have to be replaced in ten to fifteen years. If I was a horse, I’d take me into the back pasture and shoot me.
In better shape I’d be SO much more active, but I try to deal with the hand life has dealt me and that’s where 4WD comes in. Some of the best money I ever spent was on proper tires. Having had the whole truck slide sideways on a hill almost into a tree because of the terrible Firestone Transforce tires that came with the truck, I know decent mud tires make all the difference.With them I can haul myself and dog(s) along with equipment and food for a week+ in places like this.