Here is my SPOT link for my Thursday hike - http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=04nJgroK7ciT8gMaqDEEJ3W2rEAlMr8It
I'll head up to Onion Valley, depart very early Thursday (but not my usual midnight start time), climb up over Kearsarge Pass, cruise down past Bull Frog lakes to the southern fork to join the JMT (if I take the shorter northern fork I miss .2 miles). Once on the JMT I go north over Glen Pass to the Paradise Valley junction near the Woods Creek suspension bridge. I'll get a selfie and retrace my steps except returning I'll use the northern trail to Kearsarge.
Follow along if you are bored.
I've done some big day-hikes before (C2C2C, R2R2R, etc), but I wasn't solo. My last big solo hike was also out of OV when I went to Roads End and back (and a lot of folks from this board followed along).
My runners vest is packed full of gear, more than ever, but it's actually lighter than other big hikes because I don't need to carry much water.
I am delaying my usual midnight start to 0300, in hopes to be better rested and to have the new to me sections of the trail in full daylight. In the past I have really pushed my limits and gotten away with it, but I'm wiser now. If something doesn't seem right I'll pull the plug and come back another day.
On the slim chance that anyone from this board is in the area and sees a guy dressed like a tennis ball running the flats, that will be me.