Success! 95 days in the Sierra!
Got home on Tuesday but had to get internet again.
It was a weird sudden ending to the trip because when I got back to Cedar Grove I had planned to do the route over Harrison Pass - Milestone Pass - Colby Pass - Lion Lake Pass - Lion Rock Pass - Sawtooth Pass and be done around October 13th but when I got the weather report saying snow as low or lower then 7000 feet and Milestone Pass is 13,000, Harrison at 12,700 I thought it was time to call it putting an end to one hell of a hike.
Made it through with only sustaining one significant injury. I'm not sure exactly what but I was forced to leap from a log and slammed into another tree and for over a month if I extended my arm all the way and tried to pick up much it would hurt in the elbow area so I must have damaged something good.
Of course you may have guessed it but I did not take the triple bush whacking route. I did Goddard Creek and it took so much out of me and was far worse than anyone said. Even when Rick Sanger told me I would not be walking on ground and that I would be walking on bushes. It was far worse! I did dismay at not at least doing the Muro Blanco because Rick had told me the trick to it was in late season the river drops down and you can just take the rocks down river but I had no information at all on Cartridge Creek and I kept going back and forth the closer I got to the Middle Fork of the Kings to go forward with my route or take another one. The thought of bush whacking up 4000 feet in 4 miles after Goddard Creek was too much. I also fell behind schedule and I did not make it out of Goddard Creek until a day after I had planned. Ultimately I went to Tehipiti Valley and then took Granite Pass out.
So after all my route changes I did only 37 passes of the 58 I had planned. I think I did around 800 miles of the planned 1000. I may have only had 4 days of rain last year but I had some where around 17 days of rain this year.
Of course i'm already working on a trail report but it will be a small book by the time I am done. I also have over 4000 images to sort. All in good time.