August 30, 2017: Mount Whitney, Inyo National Forest, California
The plan was to summit Mt. Whitney (14,505') via the 5-mile Mountaineer's Route, then descend on the 11-mile Mount Whitney Trail. Unfortunately, there were thunderstorms along the Sierra crest on the day of my hiking permit, so I only made it to about 12,200', and I had to go back down the way I came. At least there were lots of wildflowers.