I will be leaving Pittsburgh mid august with a good friend to hitch around and climb for no determined amount of time, i assume it will be at least untill the spring. From Pittsburgh we will go through chicago then out to the tetons on 90 stopping at the badlands, the black hills. etc from the tetons north to the anaconda range then glacier, north cascades, Orcas Island, Olympic NP, rainier, mt adams, Columbia river gorge, then the coast down ( Redwood national, Lost Coast, Big sur) to LA where i will have a base and will be back in my usual sierra splendor. I assume ill stay in cali for a while.
I guess my real question is what to climb? My partner is not comfortable above class 3 so i want to have summits we can both obtain. He is cool with me soloing stuff but im only into class 4 or low 5 alone. In the tetons i was thinking about linking a long hike with the middle teton as a goal. In glacier which i hope to spend a few weeks in and around i would like to climb bear hat mountain, and many others. ETC
Any advice or help would be appreciated. There is no time line for any of the parks, just playing by feel, and the onset of winter as we stay north into fall. Also in past trips like this i have done, i have found it exhausting adding all the miles of walking to trailheads when you cant get picked up and without a car no expectations of arrival anywhere can be assumed.
Glacier and the north cascades will be the only two i haven't been to, so advice for them particularly would be great. Or anything along the way we should check out.