Mount Whitney, CA (2016)

   Mount Whitney trip taken in 2016 with my dad, brother, 2 sisters, son, sisters husband and son.  This was the first hiking trip I had taken in quite a few years.  I have been up Mount Whitney several times before from different places but not since I was a kid.  Needless to say this trip was fairly difficult for me being fat and out of shape although I kept up pretty well with the girls and old guy.  This trip was the major reason why I decided to lose weight and get back into hiking which I have started in 2017 in Idaho.  This was a 3 day camping trip from Whitney Portal to Trail Camp where we set up camp for the night and then the next day hiked up Whitney and back down to Trail Camp, and the next morning packed up and went back down to Whitney Portal.  The battery on the giant Canon camera I hauled around for 3 days decided to die right on top so I only got 1 or 2 pictures on the top.  This is something I will probably do again at some point since I'd be curious to see how easily I can do it now with the weight off and being in much better shape, possibly just one long day or a 2 day hike.  Great family trip although I think it was hard for most of us except my brother the hiking god.

Thursday, 24 March 2022


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