I am wanting to train for Mt. Humphrey's in the Spring and would love any tips on how to prepare for that over the next few months. Based off the advice I received from my local store associates in Chandler, AZ for Flat Iron I was able to crush that after prepping for 3 months (I'm from the midwest and often hike solo so I like feeling confident before trying something out). Is there a list of hikes here surrounding the Phoenix area that would be good to start ticking off as the Spring approaches? Any cross training tips?

I have looked at people's blogs/websites but nothing really for newcomers.

Thanks for anything you have to suggest!