3. It is okay to take breaks. If those long-legged 20 year olds, that moved passed us like gazelles, live long enough, they will slow down as well. Thirty or 45 minutes minutes instead of fifteen or twenty to get to a place like this? Where we will spend a couple of hours? No difference.
4. Yes, you will need to carry the backpack with our snacks and water bottles. I have the pack with the plein air gear.
5. Yes, you will likely sleep for an hour and a half on the couch when we return. A day of fresh air has this most pleasant added benefit.
That is all.