Kilimanjaro Training Hike: 5 Miles + 500 ft elevation gain

Completed a short five-mile (8 km) training hike today in the Santa Cruz Mountains through a redwood forest on the coast of Northern California. Gained around 500 ft (152 meters) in elevation.  I added a load of  rocks to my backpack for weight and challenge.  Felt the pack mostly when climbing.  Nice sunny California weather.