I have a permit for May 19 (hiking Mt. Whitney Trail) and my buddy backed out last minute in response to the weather (classic). I'm looking for a group that does not mind an extra hiker to tag along for that same day. I've hiked most of the So. Cal peaks and AT in New England by myself but wanted some company on Whitney. I know that I'll meet people on the trail but wanted to try and plan something ahead of time. Any advice on forums or reliable websites to find a group would be highly appreciated.
Basic info. on myself: Name is Chris (27. yr old), Marine Corps vet and former USC student. Been preparing for this hike for about a year- any info to help out would be great. Thanks