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Up the Mountain!!!

Posted by
Rand (Laie, United States) on 21 November 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This image was made while hiking the John Muir Trail. Camping at Guitar Lake you can't help but look up at the next goal: the slopes of Mt Whitney. We rose at about 3am the next day so we could summit Whitney before the masses made it up top. It seemed like it would be inappropriate to end our long walk in the wilderness with a crowd on the summit of the highest peak in the contiguous 48. The plan worked. There were two other people at the summit, but one was half asleep, and the other was a really nice guy. We celebrated with hugs and a couple of calls home, and then turned tail for the long, long hike downhill to Whitney Portal.

zOOm from Paris, France

Good focus and great details of this massive mountain silhouette. A wonderful place to reach your gorgeous sky.

21 Nov 2009 10:35am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Not being a mountaineer I can only marvel at your achievements and the wonderful photography.

21 Nov 2009 3:35pm

pedro alexandre from loures, Portugal

cool shot, nice sky and silhouettes.

25 Nov 2009 6:07pm

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

Congrats on the shot and the hike!

27 May 2010 6:42am