Thanx for the kind words Trevor and Erik! Much appreciated. I'm going from TM to Reds on August 29th - Sept. 1st with a small group then finishing from Reds to Whitney starting Sept. 12th.
Erik, are you still driving to Whitney August 4th? We are heading up to the western Sierra on August 3rd. FYI, I met two groups who were finishing the JMT nobo and they said all of the passes and creeks are easily passable. One guy had micro spikes but said he never used them.