I am looking for some answers to the following questions and I'm getting some mixed information...I'm hoping some experienced folk can help me here:
1. WE are going to fly somewhere out of SouthWest Florida and not return for 30 days. Would it be better to get two one way flights or is better to go roundtrip with a delay this long between arrival and departure?
2. How exactly , hiking N to S, do I apply for lottery permits for a specific date on Mt. Whitney? I mean a storm or something else could set us back a day or two or we could end up hiking way faster than we plan...
3. What are my options for Flying into and out of access to the JMT, assuming a N to S hike?
What books and maps would you recommend for this hike?