Me and Ken Helwig are putting together a hike for Labor Day weekend. The start date will be Sat. Sept. 3rd and continue threw Thurs. the 8th. The hike is not set in stone as far as the complete route. The plan is to start at Onion Valley, my only criteria for the hike that I metioned to ken was, I wanted to do Forrester Pass, and try to exit on the same side of the Sierra ( East side). Here's what Ken has proposed so far and we're looking for anyone that want's to come with us, up to a total of 6 hikers on the permit, so we need 4 more people.
Ok so there are two different options that we can do on this trip.
First option was what I had stated earlier with the group going over Kearsarge, to Forester and out via Shepards Pass
This trip would be 3-4 days and as many nights and would involve a shuttle
Second option would be to go over Kearsarge and then take the Center Basin Trail and over Junction Pass. This was the JMT until they built the trail over Forester. After Junction Pass we head to Tyndall Crk and then over Forester Pass. After that we take Kearsarge Pass and out. This trip would have the feel of some cross country as the Center Basin trail is unmaintained after the lakes in the basin. This would take 4 nights and 5 days.
Any input is welcome, and we need to do this as quick as possible so we can secure a permit. Thanks, Jack