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Old 07-13-2010, 07:35 AM   #1
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Hiked Mt Whitney July 9-10, 2010 14,497 ft PICS!!!

mt whitney is the tallest peak in the cont US.

I went w/ my wife and 4 of our friends.

awesome trip. did the 22 mile hike over 2 days. camped at Trail Camp the first day at 12,000 feet and summited the top on the second. weather was crazy w/ rain and hail, very strong winds and cold temps.














at the top... finally







and back at the bottom



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Old 07-13-2010, 07:42 AM   #3
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^lol.

Nice pictures. I've never really been hiking and looking to start.
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Very nice
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nice pics
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That looks awesome! I wish I had hiked it when I lived in CA, oh well, the Smokies will have to do
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Great post!! I've climbed Mt. Rainier a few times (elevation 14,410) and can relate to what you went through. We started for the summit at 1am from the 10,000 ft level on rope teams with crampons & ice axe wearing headlamps and reach the top around 7am, then back down to the Paradise parking lot (around 6,000 ft) at 4 in the afternoon.
Thanks for sharing your pictures...brought back some great memories!!
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Nice pics.

I'll be climbing the East Buttress on Whitney in September. Should be fun.

Off to Wyoming next week though to bag some peaks in the Wind River range.
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What an adventure & awesome pics. Thanks for sharing & its great to see your wife and friends into hiking too. I cannot wait to get back on the trails.
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Seriously cool pics. I've driven by Mt. Whitney a few times and admired it from afar, but I've never even considered hiking it. Very impressive.
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thanks for all the comments everybody. glad you like the pics
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Yeah, it's an awesome trip.

How did you like crapping in a bag and hauling it out?

Last year, my girlfriend and I did an 8-day trip starting at Onion Valley / Kearsarge Pass in the north, came down the JMT, and went up Whitney from the back side. It was epic.

Here is the lake just before Kearsarge Pass:



Here is my after-Whitney cheesebuger and beer pic:

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More pics...









this was a snow and ice bridge, there was nothing under it for prob 40-50 feet. there were holes in the snow you could look through... sketchy



after a full night of rain and hail







coming down from the summit, dead tired going up an up hill part around 14,000 feet

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Yeah, it's an awesome trip.

How did you like crapping in a bag and hauling it out?

Last year, my girlfriend and I did an 8-day trip starting at Onion Valley / Kearsarge Pass in the north, came down the JMT, and went up Whitney from the back side. It was epic.

Here is the lake just before Kearsarge Pass:



Here is my after-Whitney cheesebuger and beer pic:
taking a dump in the bag didn't bother me too much... the girls on the other hand...haha

i actually used my wag bag on the switch backs, it all of a sudden hit me and i had to go. there were people going down and up and i managed to do the deed in like a minute. i dont think anybody saw, it was pretty ninja. haha

that 8 day trip sounds rad, i really want to do the john muir trail, but it's hard to find the time to set aside 15-17 days of backpacking

that burger and beer at the portal store was delicious, huh?
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taking a dump in the bag didn't bother me too much... the girls on the other hand...haha

i actually used my wag bag on the switch backs, it all of a sudden hit me and i had to go. there were people going down and up and i managed to do the deed in like a minute. i dont think anybody saw, it was pretty ninja. haha

that 8 day trip sounds rad, i really want to do the john muir trail, but it's hard to find the time to set aside 15-17 days of backpacking

that burger and beer at the portal store was delicious, huh?
awesome pics man! I have been trying to get some people together to do that climb.

John muir is an awesome trail. I almost have it all done. little bit at a time since I dont have that much time (or money for all the food needed and supplies)
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