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My wife and i are in our sixties and took up bushwalking about two years ago. I was a bit dubious at first, because in my twenties and thirties i used to be a geologist. I used to walk around the scrub around mt isa in queensland. I'd carry a bag of rock samples on my back in 50 degree heat and wonder " why the hell would anyone do this for fun?" anyway it took me over thirty years to get over that. We are both addicted to bushwalking now. We recently completed a three day walk to cape pillar in tasmania. Update, we did the Kepler track in April 2011...absolutely loved it and fell in love with the south island high country. Climbrd Mt Bsrney SE QLD in September, 2011 and did 4 day hike. in Koscuisko NP in Dec 2011. In January 2012 attempted to climb Cascade saddle from Aspriring Hut, but tight boot caused me to lose toenail and painful hobble back to Raspberry Ck carpark. March 2012 hike up Dart river and camped at Cascade saddle. Fought off persistent kea all night. Mueller hut .