I'm considering doing a 6-7 day trek in late August/early September. I'd like to incorporate some of the sierra high route trail with the hopes of enjoying some blissful solitude and great views. However, I'd really like to loop in through the JMT or PCT so that I can avoid the hassle of drop-offs or shuttles.
Does anyone have any route recommendations or "must see" spots?
I expect I'll be traveling 10 or so miles a day (I'm halving my normal distance since this will be my first big off-trail attempt).
Do I need permits for this plan?