Day 53 - Mount Whitney

We got up around 2 am and were on the trail by 2:30. It was difficult to discern how treacherous the path was because all we could see was what our headlamps revealed. 

It was icy in some parts but there was a well worn path through it. 

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At about 4:30, we began to see glowing ribbons of light.

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We reached the top by 5 am and prepared to greet the soon rising sun. 

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It was well worth the climb. 

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Such beauty and such good company.

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It was quite breezy up there and I was glad I packed some extra layers and my camera!

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 I headed back down.

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And got a better idea of what we hiked through. 

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It was pretty spectacular. 

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And considered how guitar lake got its name.

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After getting my back to camp, I hiked back to the PCT and took a much needed siesta next to a stream.  

I woke up in time to have dinner with friends and then laid back down for the night. 

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I slept sooo well. 

<3 Will