Mount Whitney in the distance.
Looking back down the valley (this is from a short hike up the trail, Friday evening)
Waterfall (Friday evening)
Start of the hike (Saturday morning 4am)
Me and the trail sign
Starting elevation 8400ft
Looking back down the valley Saturday morning (~6am). The light in the lower left is from another hikers headlamp
Beautiful alpine lake by the trail
Looking up towards the tops of the mountains
Me on the trail.
Looking south up at the mountains. The trails is to the right.
Sunrise at ~11000ft.
Alpine meadow next to the trail
Small creek flowing into the meadow
Lake to the left of the trail ~11,700ft
Dad with Whitney in the background. The trail follows the sawtoothed ridge.
Up up up we go
Looking back down from the ridge
Mount Whitney. Getting close!
Going up towards the ridge line.
Me looking back down at Dad (there are 99 switch backs before you reach the ridge top)
We came up that valley.
Trail crest at the ridge top.
Looking west into Sequoia National Park from the ridge top. (we hiked up the east side)
The trail follows the ridge on the right side of the photo
Hiking along the ridge top.
8.7 done only 1.9 to go.
Looking down from the ridge top.
Again looking down from the ridge top
Looking down into the valley we hiked up
Looking south east into valley we hiked up
You can see Owens valley at the top of the photo
Looking North East(?)
Looking north along the top of the Sierras
Me taking a nap on the summit
Dad and me on the summit
Again looking down into the valley we hiked up.
Dad on the summit
Me next to the hut on the summit plateau
Going back down
The trail to the summit with many many switch backs
Looking along the ridge line (the trail follows the ridge line for 1.9 miles)
Going back down the ridge line
Looking back up from the trail crest at 13,600ft
Back down we go.
The summit in the distance
Some snow along the trail
Me with mountain in background
Waterfall next to the trail