Hope all is well. First post here so please tell me if I am in the wrong place! I currently have a permit for the jmt for the above dates, but with the fires extending later it’s looking less likely for this trip to happen and I am working on coming up with some alternatives.
My initial idea is to do the collegiate loop of the Colorado trail on the same dates, but I wanted to explore my options. Anyone have any suggestions for a hike over those dates? Something fairly accessible would be great either a loop i could drive to or access via plane and public transport.
I’m located in San Francisco which alleviates my JMT logístics to some bit but that was pretty well planned with a potential vvr resupply but I digress.
Colorado trail is particularly appealing as bear can is not required and no advanced permits are necessary and no fires! The one thing I am not sure about for collegiate loop would be weather but seems similar to what I was prepared to encounter in late September high Sierra.
Thanks in advance for the help and suggestions. I can travel by plane or car Thursday the 24 after work but just have to be back to my computer by Monday morning the 5th! (Working remote)