I also used to scamper over a downed tree over a brook, but now I no longer do so. I take the sedate bridge over the babbling brook that has a handrail instead.
Today I completed the annual trek. Next year, who knows, in my mid-60's, I might give it up.
I think my balance is off. I know that my usual companion in the yearly passage, near my age, struggles now to complete it too.