oleander wrote: Pine Creek TH to Granite Park, day-hiking to Royce Lakes & back; hopping from there to Lake Italy; then going north on the SHR till you hit the McGee Pass Trail at Tully Lake; and exiting via McGee Pass.
So you think it's worth the $ to pay for a ride between Pine creek & MGee THs, rather than just loop back from the meet-up spot via Mono, then Morgan pass to Pine creek?
My guess it would cost at least $100 to have someone (a local from either Mammoth or Bishop) follow me to the McGee TH to park my car, then drop me off @ the Pine creek TH.
Flamingo, what do you think? Daisy? Yes, no, worth the expense?
Conceptually, I like the idea of knocking out another section of the SHR. That would leave Yosemite (north of Tuolumne) and the Monarch divide. Maybe Mav could pick a spot around Matterhorn for 2019 in order for me to have a good excuse to travel that far north. That would leave Monarch, which I'm pretty sure I'm never going to do since I don't see myself ever starting from the west.