August 27-31, 2017: Sierra Nevada, California

I got a permit to climb Mount Whitney — the highest point in the contiguous United States — on August 30. It's a two-day drive from Portland, so I stopped at Mt. Shasta and Lassen Peak on the way down, and Yosemite on the way back. Unfortunately, there were thunderstorms on the day of my big hike, so I didn't make it to the top of Whitney.

August 27: Panther Meadow, Mount Shasta
(35 photos)
August 28: Lassen Volcanic National Park
(60 photos)
August 29: Horseshoe Meadows Road, Inyo County
(45 photos)
August 30: Mount Whitney, Inyo National Forest
(130 photos)
August 31: Tioga Pass, Yosemite National Park
(85 photos)

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