Welcome! Sounds like you have a good plan and a great wife. I know guys intheir 60s that are in better shape for hiking the mountains than most 30 year olds. It doesn't happen over night; just stick with it. That is the mode I am in as well, right now. Good luck on your adventures. A lot of helpful people and info on here.
Welcome from another Idahoan. Turning the 57 this Wed and it seems to be getting harder to climb those hills every year. Been lucky to get all the family out chasing our meals. Daughter with a moose, wife an elk, and a deer for me last year. We're hoping to draw a moose tag up your way this year. Glad to hear you're going for it. Good luck, post some stories and just get out. ..... well I better hit the treadmill ..