Backpack trip to the top of Mount Whitney
14,496 feet elevation - Highest spot in the 48 contiguous States
Day 2 Aug 20 Hike 6 miles to Long Lake at 11,000'
The assault on Mount Whitney was to take
three days. The first camp at Long Lake-11,400 ft., then in the morning
up over New Army Pass- 12,300 feet then down to Rock Creek at 9,500
feet. On day three we went up to Guitar Lake-11,500 ft. On the fourth
day, the ascent of Mount Whitney and the beginning of retracement. I was
amazed at the beauty of the wilderness along the way; the cliffs of
stone above lakes and alpine meadows, the variety of flowers, even at
14, 000 ft. and at the high points, clear vistas of mountains stretching
as far as the eye could see.
Arriving at the first of the Cottonwood Lakes.
After the rain subsided, John Cole did a day hike to the top of the bluff.
Day1 - Day2 - Day3 - Day4 - Day5 - Day6 - Day 7
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