Mt Whitney - August 29-31, 2005

DAY 1: Whitney Portal to Trail Camp - 6.75 miles, 8,400 ft. to 12,400 (+4000 ft.)      Don't ask what the bags are for  };-\

Mary Ann, Anjna, Sonia, Brian, Veronica, Larry, Barbara, Michele , Lelia Beth, Gary, and Mark (photographer), Jema (not pictured, sp?)

DAY 2: Trail Camp to Mt. Whitney - 11 miles, 12,400 ft. - 14,500 ft. - 12,400 ft. - (+2100 ft. -2100 ft.)
Early departure for the peak (6:00 AM)

1.5 miles from Mt. Whitney - You can see the roof line of shack on the top of Mt. Whitney just to the left of the peak, center frame.

The Top - 14,500 ft.

DAY 3: Trail Camp to Whitney Portal (6.75 miles, 12,400 ft. to 8400ft. / -4000 ft.)

View of the sunrise with new moon from trail camp Wednesday morning

The trail down from Trail Camp was full of beautiful meadows, lakes and streams.

47 pound pack, 3 days, 24.5 miles,  21 hours hiking, 6100 ft vertical climb from 8,400 ft to 14,500 ft. to get to the highest point in the contiguous 48 states.

More Pics to Come!

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