Mount Whitney

Mount Whitney Trip Report (#7854)

Started our hike at 3:45am with flashlights. We watched the sun come up over the mountains, which was an incredible blessing after 2 1/2 hours of hiking in the dark. Made it to the summit at 11:26am. It was freezing at the top and the wind did not help. Made it back down to the trailhead in 5 hours and than started our drive home the very same day. It was much colder than we had expected. We were more consumed with thoughts of staying warm than altitude sickness. The feeling after accomplishing this hike in one day was worth every ache and pain. Daniel and Arlah

Mount Whitney Trip Report Index