Mount Whitney

Thursday, July 09, 2015

I had been waiting for an invitation to climb Mt. Whitney for several years. Finally one friend invited me and another friend said she would climb with me. When both opportunities fell through it seemed like I had no options. I realized then this had to happen.

A fellow docent came up with a plan to help me reach my goals and loaned me everything! It just took one person besides me person to believe I could do it and he was it! He believed in me! My journey was better than I imagined, every moment was an adventure and I loved it.

Mount Whitney is the highest summit in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 14,505 feet.

The Smithsonian Hut Shelter on Whitney's summit.

Guitar Lake from Mt. Whitney

Timberline Lake

I can't wait to go back! Sometimes we need a little help or we give a little help and that is how things work, that is how dreams come true. I am so grateful to my fellow docent who helped me make this happen, he is a pretty cool guy anyway.

I started and ended my trip with delicious meals from the Alabama Hills Café.

Alabama Hills are a "range of hills" and rock formations near the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains west of Lone Pine, California.

Update on the "Lake Fire" is contained with plans to get the Gorgonio Wilderness back in shape.
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