That looks like a long very steep descent. It may be more Western exposure but I don't think it will matter at that altitude at the time of year I should be passing through. I am going to be on snow on any of these passes I take. I will probably be on snow through allot of the whole area. I still hope to make it across Harrison.It appears to have the best south western or western exposure ( Milly's foot, Lucy's foot and Harrison all face north )
I noted though it is an error that my route says I should camp at East Kennedy Lake. I plan to cross Kennedy Pass that day and stay around Frypan Meadow.
Also I have considered the idea of when I get back to VVR instead of taking the JMT South I could take their van shuttle system to Florence Lake and get a better jump on this cross country section which cuts out at least one day to make my pack load lighter.
As for my dad once again I have to say that you just don't know him. I agree completely with what you mean by parents and kids as ages go on but he is different lol.
You are right though that I guess I will have to make sure he has what he needs before leaving.
I have always figured that with SAR of course. Even if you were alive long enough to write notes about what happened and tell them to leave you here it just wont be done. Might violate the wilderness act.
So far all the pieces are moving into place for this hike. I have all gear ready to go and have started buying supplies for the packages I will send ahead. Maybe I shouldn't say it online but I hope to have a minimum of 2000$ on the go. Hopefully that will be enough for all my supplies and to enjoy having a burger when I can at the resorts.