This is one of several cable cars along the Trail. Some you can avoid by taking alternate routes or wading creeks that are running low. Others are less optional, like this one with an unpassable climb on one end.
How to get fit for the Trail. Thru-Hiking: Training Tips and Exercises. Whether you’re gaining elevation or out for a joyous weekend adventure with friends, training can help make any trip more enjoyable. Use these backpacking training tips, instructions