Talk strategy already. Right now it is just to get the training necessary to able to do it in the first place. If you or any one else sends me a P.M. I will gladly answer, (talk) about anything else in further detail.
The whole idea is to not have any excess anything. My pack at the start will be right at 15 pounds which I believe is lighter than any one else who has attempted the trail unsupported, (un-resupplied).
During the attempt, the strategy is easy. Just minimizing everything that takes time so I can keep moving.
I'll know where I want to be and where I need to be. The rest is just putting one foot in front of the other.
If I don’t get the Whitney Lottery, I will hike in the back way and change packs at the portal. If I do get the lottery I will spend about 3 days at elevation. I really don’t have much of a problem at elevation anyway.
Sleep will be 3 strait hours from 9-12 at night other than the first and last night, (maybe an hour and a half), plus however many 10-20 minute naps I need.
The first night will actually be going up Whitney. To get a good early start at the top, I'll leave to portal around 2 am.
The last 35 miles means nothing to me, (although it will make me think about being so tired at that point that I won't want to contiue).
I will just try to stay focused between each distance on the map to keep from getting lost.