all maps and signs are in Chinese, English, Korean and Japanese on the Mountains, though there are some signs with misspelled English words. Maps are also in Chinese and English.
There are many versions of free English maps of Huang Shan available on the internet.
Map of The Yellow Mountains
Map of the surrounding areas of Huangshan
Map of Tunxi
Distance Map of Huangshan
I hope these maps can help you in some ways.
Most young people speak English. You should be fine if you do get your Lonely Planet China Guide Book. I just mingled with a group of Chinese Landscape Ink-Painting Artists who call Huangshan home, and their insights of Huangshan are so incredible.
attached some signs that I saw on Huangshan for your ref.
Thank you for your suggestions. Can you tell me if there is enough English spoken and written (signs, etc.) so that we will be able to maneuver on our own? Is a map for the mountains available in English? Will we be able to hire a personal driver for excursions away from the mountains?
I hope that this portion of our trip will be as hassle free as possible.