Tomorrow morning I’m leaving for my highly anticipated summer adventure – the hiking and summiting of Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous United States (14,505 feet).
As of now my highest hiked peak is Mt. Dana in Yosemite (13,061 feet). Whitney doesn’t sound awful compared with Dana, which we did in a day hike, but it’s much more of an undertaking. The backpacking route to Whitney is about 22 miles and is accompanied by about 6,000 feet of elevation gain (it’s a much lower and more distant trailhead than Dana which was something like 6 miles and 3,000 feet of gain). We’ll take 3 days to do it all and rather than take a camera I’m going to take my Flip to document and video record our adventures. Hopefully I’ll be inspired to put together a fun little video montage to post on YouTube next week. Stay tuned!