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Bring’n it Home

Most of us were asleep before the sun finally set, and sounds of snoring and an increasing wind were the night’s lullaby.  I got up once to pee in the middle of the night, and ended up star gazing till … Continue reading

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A “Terrorific” Day…Part Two

My first goal was to have made it to the Trail Junction.  That way I was sure to be able to exit out of Whitney Portal.  Goal #1…Check!  Having accomplished that, I decided to go as far as I could … Continue reading

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A “Terrorific” Day…Part One

There was no bedtime reading tonight.  We were just plain too tired to listen even if Scout had brought one.  This day’s events will forever be seared in our collective memories.  It all started at 0400 this morning when we … Continue reading

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Setting up…for Whitney

This morning we awoke to the bright orange glow of the newly risen sun.  It was blinding. So much so that we needed our sunglasses even before we exited our tent.  It was gloriously warm as well, and it was … Continue reading

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A “Terrorific” Day…Part Three

Once safely back at the Trail Crest junction,  Jody met us with, “Did you all make it?”  Yup, was the resounding answer.  (However, we all agreed that Jody still had made the better choice, and was the smart one out … Continue reading

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Felt like 20 miles

It was a restful nights sleep and a much warmer night (41 degrees) than spent at Horseshoe Meadows.  Somehow the frogs sounding off came to a complete halt all at once. I guess even frogs have to sleep, but I … Continue reading

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Cottonwood Pass

Before we bedded down for the night we had set 9am as our “launch” time.  We were close. Last minute packing and repacking occurred, as well as a thorough search of our vehicles to ensure that no fragrant things or … Continue reading

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One More Day

Last night it was ridiculously cold.  Jan said her digital thermometer read 33°.  Yikes!  We have one more day of acclimation before we start our circuitous route to Mt. Whitney.  This evening April, Steve and Trevor are to arrive.  This … Continue reading

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Road Trip’n

As all best laid plans go, they are mere suggestions.  In our ernest to get outta dodge by 1000, it turned into noon, and could have been later had we just not said “screw it”, let’s go.  “Short” trips are … Continue reading

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It’s a matter of Altitude

So off we set on another adventure, to summit Mt. Whitney…the tallest mountain in the lower 48.  While the trip will a “short” one, (a “mere” 40.7 miles or so) the significance of this particular adventure will combine two of … Continue reading

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