« 2017-08 Sierra Nevada

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. Here's a map and elevation profile, and a video of the thunderstorms.

(Three years later, I finally made it to the summit.)

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