We have a place up in the Eastern Sierra's at about 7000 feet. ("Home" is in So. Calif at about 1000 feet, 60 miles east of LA). Both DH and I are very fortunate, in that our jobs are pretty portable, so we get up to the place for about a week or so every month. Sometimes the week is devoted to house projects and sometimes to entertaining and activites.
This week as all about friends and activites:
Fri: Landscaping projects
Sat: 20 mile mountain bike at Mammoth Mt. Ski area
Sun: 12 mile hike relatively flat, but at 8500 feet
Mon: 5 mile backpack with a 2800 foot climb and 40lb backpack. Camped at 10,000 feet elevation
Tues: 6 mile, round trip, dayhike (no big packs, just water and fishing gear) to about the most beautiful lake we have ever seen
Wed: 5 mile backpack out. The weight was less, but the trail was like walking down 4 miles of steep staris.
Thurs: Landscaping projects - but with modest goals.