Saturday, June 16, 2012

Day 48: The Big Gal

At midnight on Wednesday, June 13 Just Retired, Bronco and I left camp on our ascent attempt of Mt. Whitney.  An hour later Yankee Son, Macho Taco, Fairway and Auto Pilot left our camp at Crabtree Meadow, making their way up.  All of us reached the summit of the highest peak in the lower 48, standing at 14,505 feet, just in time for sunrise.  It was a beautiful morning and a beautiful moment for all of us. The summit of Mt. Whitney is 8 miles off of the PCT, but well worth every step.

Eating my summit Snickers

In our sleeping bags awaiting the sun (sorry it's hard to see)

Snickers and sun streaming


The Usual Suspects strike again (though we were missing Just Retired and Bronco, who'd already started descending). Fairway, Macho Taco, Yankee Son, Hallmark, Auto Pilot

At the base after the descent


  1. This is so much fun, I can't even handle it!!! Miss you guys and I'm so glad you are in the mountains now. Enjoy!!! Btw, your pics are always incredible!

  2. Thank you for posting all of these! so nice to get an update.
    you look like well accustomed mountain people by this time, which can really only play to your advantage.
    Love love love you guys. And bday weekend in Mammoth next weekend?! ooo-eee. it will be lovely.


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