I just found out that I will have a block of time free starting about the 7-8 of July. I threw out to my 17 year old son that we should do a long hike. So in the matter of a minute or two we decided that we should do the JMT. Since we don't deal with permits here in Idaho, and my permit process for the SHR a couple of years ago was about 10 min worth of time to fill in the blanks, I thought I might want to ask about a specific plan we are looking at, or contemplating.
Our itinerary is something like this:
Leave Idaho on Sunday the 7th, drive to Reno, spend the night with family. On Mon drive to TM and try for a walk up permit out of Sunrise, and access the JMT via Clouds Rest, and HD; all for my son's entertainment. I took the hard way up HD back in the 80's! Anyway, then we loop back up to TM, resupply, and start southbound to Whitney.
So my question; is this valid, and worth pursuing as we can be flexible with leaveing that day, or the next etc....
thanks for some suggestions