Mt. Whitney in a Day!
At 14,496 feet elevation, Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states of USA. The peak lies within the John Muir Wilderness and the Sequoia National Park Wilderness. We took the most popular route to the summit, the Mount Whitney trail, which starts at Whitney Portal (8,360 feet). The hike is about 22 miles round trip with an elevation gain of over 6,100 feet. We took about 20hours to make the roundtrip! It was one hell-of-an-experience!!!
Sep 8, 2009