No doubt! I used this trip as an indicator to see how well each will handle a tougher backpacking trip early next month. Each one handled the hike with pack just fine with a little motiviation (promise of a milkshake). They also knew that if they couldn't cut it, they would not be coming on the Sept trip. I'm only planning on taking 2 of them on that trip as lugging gear for 3 of them is really pushing for me. They pack their own clothes and sleeping bags, but that's about it. And with all 4 of us, I end up packing 2 tents among other extras (extra food, etc). Anway, I'll throw up some pics from that trip when it comes... I'm still not sure who will get cut. Probably one of the younger 2. I'm thinking a day trip with the other one - just the 2 of us, will make up for it. Looking forward to the time when they'll be strong enough to pack in my extra stuff!