The four of us in Lone Pine with Mt. Whitney behind us.

JMT 2009, Day 0 -- 7/15/09

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The Drive Up

We left Long Beach at about 6:30am, and drove to Lone Pine, and then to Tuolumne to stash a resupply and get our permits. Finally we drove to Yosemite to spend the night in a drive-in campground. There are 7 of us starting the hike together, but 3 of us are not planning to go all the way.

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Starting Pic, In Lone Pine with Mt Whitney behind us.
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Way up in modern car.
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Jane -- who was to be the fast one.
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Van's eyes.
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Jane and Van in Lee Vining restaurant.
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Cornelio, inspecting equipment the night before we start.
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Jane surveying the campsite.
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Jane's tent -- it is just like mine.
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John is stowing his most important equipment.
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Van at the restaurantin Yosemite Valley, the night before our start.