One the most spectacular loop hikes in the WORLD! Difficult (Altitude)
Sep 23 - Fly to Reno, NV, rent car, Drive to Bishop (4177') (3.5hrs). Pick up Permit, Hotel in Bishop or at TH.
Sep 24 - Drive to North Lake TH (9258'), Shuttle to South Lake TH (9800'). Hike 2.5 mi to Long Lake (10,822')
Sep 25 - Hike 9.4 mi over Bishop Pass to Le Conte Canyon (8720').
Sep 26 - Hike 6.7 mi to Helen Lk [masked])
Sep 27 - Hike 10 mi over Muir Pass to Colby Meadows (9708)
Sep 28 - Hike 8 mi to Puite Pass Trail Junction (8100')
Sep 29 - Hike 9.1 mi to Lower Golden Trout Lk (10,800')
Sep 30 - Hike 6.7 mi over Piute Pass to North Lake TH (9258) (car)
Oct 1-2 (flex days to have shorter days/more camps if wanted)
Oct 3 - Drive to Reno, Fly home!
*I have permits for 4, can increase if need to.
*Bear canisters required in the NP.
*May possibly take extra day to acclimatize below Bishop Pass
*OUTSTANDING video of trip https://youtu.be/2Ara-09S32k
*DO NOT BUY A TICKET UNTIL AFTER THE COLORADO TRIP!
**Not for first time backpacking
**Not for first time hiking with me, thanks for the understanding, but plenty of time to hike this summer.