I am hoping to do a backpacking trip this fall. There is a situation out of my control that may cause me to cancel. But in the hopes I can go, I've started training. Here is my training plan. The top table is a plan, the bottom, what I actually do. I'm having fun doing it. MBG is Monkey Bar Gym, where I go for exercise class. Devil's Lake is a state park with some 500 ft bluffs. That's as steep as it gets around here. I do a 5 mile walk around the lake climbing 2 bluffs. It's very pretty.