Hobbes wrote:It's not like you just show up @ Parker, McGee, Pine, Shepherd, etc on a whim.
I got to agree. Those are two of my planned trips this summer. If I'm going solo, I like some solitude!
I did a nice training hike up Mt Baden Powell (2800 ft in 3.8 miles) on fathers day to simulate the Pine Creek TH climb (2400 ft in first 3.4 miles). It went well, and I think I'm almost ready with two weeks to go.
Now I got two months to figure out a plan for Shepherd!