seanr wrote:This is succinct and has many useful links:
Mammoth Lakes-Mono Divide is another good NG Map to have besides SEKI and Yosemite. If serious about backroad camping and hiking, especially west side, there is a road atlas worth having.
Also, NG Shaver Lake Map for considering west side south of Yosemite only.
Inyo NF Permit Info.:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/inyo/passes ... recreation
http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/inyo/pass ... 746#walkin
Also look up camping information on the Inyo NF site, including dispersed camping information. It is easy to disperse camp on the Eastside.
The hard part will be picking what to skip vs. what to ask specific questions about and to spend time researching more about on HST. There are so many hikes and backpacks worth doing!
So you mentioned fishing? There is a sub-forum for that on HST.
How much mileage and elevation gain do you want to take on?
Yeah, I'm definitely going to research the fishing forum. Figured I'd start here since the fishing is really just an added bonus. I always bring along my 4 piece fly rod for such occasions.
Regarding mileage, I'd say ~8-10 miles a day (could likely do more but
don't want to push it), and for elevation gain..not sure. Likely will want to avoid steep super technical climbs..