An interesting view of Mt. Whitney from our campsite one year ago. Couldn’t keep my eyes off this beautiful mountain for very long while spending time beneath it’s towering granite faces.
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Range of Light, CA. This was taken during a trip through the Eastern Sierra and Death Valley a few years back. Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the contiguous 48 states, at 14,505 feet; shooting here always takes me back to my two summit attempts on Whitney (one successful), some years before that.
With National Park closures to Sequoia and Kings Canyon effective as of 03/25, @recreation_gov is being very understanding to the health and safety of visitors and staff.
My reservation for the lost coast trail planned on 04/28-05/03 was refunded retroactively and they have also waived fees on permits providing full refunds for cancellations from March 10-April 3. ———————————————————————————
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SWIPE 👉 for the best view while hiking #MtWhitney : sunrise at Trail Crest. We watched the sun light up @sequoiakingsnps from just over 13,600 feet, after the light of the stars and our headlamps led us up the infamous 99 switchbacks. Best part of the hike by far, aside from the @mtnhouse freeze-dried turkey dinner casserole at camp the night before 😋
My first ever Mt. Whitney summit in 2017 with @tonyjzheng as a part of our JMT-on-snow attempt. Still probably one of my absolute favs. We then went to Vegas and gambled for 2 days straight lmao #tbt#throwbackquarantine
We may be closed but we've still been hard at work! Getting some light remodeling done on some long overdue touch-ups. We will be providing everyone with a new and improved Country Kitchen once all the madness is over. For now it is our decision to remain closed as we believe this is the most effective method of keeping COVID-19 out of Big Pine.
Yesterday I showed pics of my 2018 hike up to Mt Whitney from Guitar Lake. When I hike I try to get to know the the names of the surrounding mountains, I am a geek I know, so I can recognize them as I hike. So here are a few of my pics that I labeled of the surrounding peaks and mountains, hope you enjoy them. #lovetobackpack#highsierras#mtwhitney#lovenaturesbeauty
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#mtwhitney Aug 2013 // Amid #selfisolation , this is what I’m daydreaming of 😌⛰ a 22-mile roundtrip hike in a day to the tallest mountain in the contiguous Unites States and Sierra Nevada with an elevation of 14,505 ft. Staying positive To do this hike for the 6th time, after this craziness is over 🙏
It's been a while since I posted. But quarantine life has me sorting through thousands of photos from dozens of trips I've never shared, so I’m picking up right where I left off—after our two-day summit of #MtWhitney last fall.
The #hike itself went exactly as I expected. Perhaps a little too much. If there’s one thing those 22 miles taught me it's to ease up a bit on preparation. It’s one thing to be prepared, but it's another to be over-prepared to the point where you know exactly what's around every corner. Knowing what to expect every step of the way left no mystery, no surprises, and no room to learn and grow in the moment.
Regardless, it was an awesome experience that left me eager for what’s next. I've got nothing planned now that my climb up Mt Rainier was canceled due to COVID-19, but I’m going to practice this lesson and not spend these next few weeks indoors over-preparing for whatever's next.
Same landscape. Different time. Little bit of trivia here. Sunrises can provide windy conditions in the mountains. As the sun warms the earth and lower atmosphere, the temperature inversion that develops after sunset is broken, wind that is still blowing fairly strong in the upper atmosphere gusts to the ground, making sunrises pretty blustery sometimes. Luckily, these conditions don't often last long.
Funny story - I finished this week’s @hyperlite_mountain_gear review blog on Saturday night. On Sunday, I finally watched the @natgeo documentary Into the Grand Canyon (highly, highly recommend) and pretty much every hiker shown was sporting a HMG bag! These bags sure are popular for a reason. Check out my last blog for details if you haven’t already!
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Whether you are seeking a one day hiking challenge, an overnight ascent or beginning the trek of your dreams, climbing Mt. Whitney is sure to be a memorable experience. Located on the eastside of California's beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Mt Whitney Trail starts in Inyo National Forest at Whitney Portal, 8,300 feet above sea level. The trail gains over 6,200 feet of elevation before reaching the summit in Sequoia National Park. The summit of Mt. Whitney is the southern end of the John Muir Trail. Named for the naturalist, author and early wilderness preservation advocate, the John Muir Trail extends from the summit of Mt Whitney more than 200 miles north to reach Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley.
Most day hikers choose the classic Mt. Whitney Trail. The 22-mile round-trip hike will challenge even very fit hikers. Expect to hike 12 to 14 hours to the summit and back. Consider starting before sunrise. Be prepared to hike in the dark. Choose your dates wisely. The Mt. Whitney Trail is a non-technical, but strenuous, route to the summit when it is free of snow. However when snow or ice is on the mountain winter mountaineering skills and equipment are necessary for safe travel. The trail is usually snow-free from July to late September. Any day hikers attempting more technical rock climbing routes should carefully research the difficulty.
For the backpacker attempting to go up and back on the Mt. Whitney Trail, a popular travel plan is to stay one or two nights camping at Lone Pine Lake (10,000ft level), Outpost Camp (10,500ft level), Consultation Lake (11,000ft level) or Trail Camp (12,000ft level). The Mt Whitney Trail overnight permit can also be extended to continue onto the John Muir Trail giving the opportunity to trek the longest roadless section of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. #mtwhitney#hiking#optoutside#lonepine#mountains#realestate#meticulous#keyesrealestatela#keyesrealestate#bradkeyesrealestate#ryansypek#buywithjosh#mikewellsrealestate#justinknowsfitness#echomountain#realestateagent#disciplined#welcome#welcometotheteam#findyourhome#dreamhome#orangecounty#oc#pasadena#eaglerock#losangeles#wehearteaglerock#gogetit
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“The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where
But I'm strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain't heavy, he's my brother.” ~ The Hollies .
Horseshoe meadows to Mt Whitney to Whitney portal. 38.7 miles 7,500 of gain. Doesnt seem to bad at all. I think I want to try it. Anyone know if you can get uber from the Portal up to Horseshoe meadows 😅
Can’t wait to go again this summer//🗻🦋
Started this hike at 4:30am & got to the top by sunrise. Only got to snap a few pictures because it was 8 degrees with 20mph winds so most of the time at the top was spent shivering with @pvolla. SOOO COLD.
Who else starts adventure day dreaming and reminiscing the second it starts warming up again? My mind is all over the country (& globe) coming up with the next run-venture. What do you have on your 2020 calendar?! .
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