The out and back sounds like a very good way to get back into this once I am ready to go past an overnighter. Up until now I had been thinking about doing sections of the Foothills Trail once I felt ready. This would eliminate any concerns about how many miles I am covering in a day and would also eliminate having to try to reach a particular camping location at the end of each day. I could just plan around how many days I want to be out and not worry about distance.