I’m 60 years old and have not backpacked in five years now, but I used to live in Colorado and California for 25 years and backpacked often high Sierra and the coast before snow melt. In 2021 I’m planning thru hike JMT, been there many times for long weekends. I need to rebuy all equipment pretty much. And I appreciate your advice. I’m familiar with ultralight backpacking and techniques and feel very comfortable in the back country. my ex and I were backpacking leaders in the Loma prieta backpack club – Sierra club San Jose ca. Went out often in summers. I want to get back into it with one thru hike with family. Thanks.