Mt. Whitney is the tallest mountain in the lower 48 and it draws a crowd of hikers and climbers every year who seek to reach its high summit. Ashley and I had hoped to be among the number of people who made it to the top of Mt. Whitney this year, but unfortunately we did not get the chance to set out on the trail. We had put in for our permit and were one of the lucky ones that got a permit to climb to the Summit of Mt. Whitney. When Ashley and I got our permits in the mail that is when the excitement and reality of climbing Whitney set it. We were diligent and began our training locally in Orange County and then by hiking Cucamonga Peak in our local San Gabriels and Mt. San Gorgonio via the Vivian Creek Trail and the South Fork Trail.
2010 trip to Mt. Whitney, all other pictures are from this years trip and training hikes.