Here is a link to my tentative itinerary for my hike this summer. I will be updating it as I fall behind or find myself ahead of schedule. All dates are subject to change, and those north of Kennedy Meadows are prone to especially drastic rearrangement.
A Note about the Sierra
The Sierra Nevada mountains are a major source of uncertainty this year because of their enormous snowpack (> 170% of normal). Snow in the high country makes for slow overland travel and treacherous stream crossings. When I get to Kennedy Meadows (~ mile 700), I will assess the conditions and decide either to hike through the Sierra immediately or to engage in a practice known as “flip-flopping”: skipping the Sierra until later in the season when they have melted out more thoroughly. A flip-flop would involve traveling from Kennedy Meadows to Northern California by car or train, hiking for a month or two, and then returning to the south to attempt the Sierra later in the summer.