Mount Whitney Trip Report (#7892)
- Signed By: Jason Crist
- Date submitted: July 13, 2004
Can you say...sore Calves??? This was a life changing event that will stay with me forever! I summitted with 4 others and upon reaching the summit I wasn't sure if I was going to cry in happiness or that I had 11 miles to go back down...? The hike started off well, and at the base camp we had some friendly bears...pay us a visit. So needless to say, our sleep...I mean lack thereof made the day a hard one to summitt! The 99 switch backs were brutal and the last 200 yards or so were killer!
The weather was perfect and all members of the group made it! Next on the list is McKinley and then in 2002 it's a 19 day trip to the base camp of Everest! Lot's of planning and fun!