I was wondering which trail/route is recommended for doing this hike? Also since my group and I are all fairly unfamiliar doing big hikes like this one, I have some general questions. What time do you recommended to start the hike? Do you think cramp-ons will be necessary in October? What other essentials do you feel are necessary? How much water do you feel like one should pack? Really any advice would be great! Thank you in advance!
I have found lots of descriptions of various experiences on Pinterest, lots of detail through those posts. It depends so much on people’s abilities/previous hiking. Also, we had permits for Oct but wanted to try to hike earlier in the year. My husband kept checking the website for updates, and yesterday saw two permits for Aug 30th! Just a tip, if you wanted to hike earlier….
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