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Vicky
City: Durham
State: Nc
Country: USA
Begins: Jun 22, 2012
Direction: Southbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Jul 21st, 2012
Start: Hitchcock Lake
End: Lone Pine Lake
Daily Distance: 11.5
Trip Distance: 235.5

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 143
Journal Visits: 4,554
Guestbook Views: 145
Guestbook Entrys: 0

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We arrived

Day 29 Summit Day

We broke camp today at 830am and started up the trail to Mt Whitney. It was well graded with a lot of switchbacks. We got to the trail junction where we took off our backpacks and proceeded 2 miles(900 ft.) up to the top. Total elevation gain today was 3200ft. It was beautiful up there but the trail was crowded. The granite cliffs on the way up and the stonework of the trails is amazing. We descended down to a total of 4500ft. to camp. We are at Lone Pine lake about 4 miles to Whitney Portal. We are both tired from the long day. The end of the JMT is at Whitney peak so we finished at 1130am. Stayed up until 9pm then retired to the tent. We slept with the fly off so we could have one more night beneath the stars. The night seemed considerably warmer even though we are still around 10,000ft. Everything is relative. We fell asleep with Venus shining brightly.

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