The pinnacles of Mt. Whitney, as seen from the 99 switchbacks.

JMT 2009, Day 14 -- 7/29/09

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Whitney and Home

We got up at 5am, started hiking at 6am. We all were on top of Whitney by 9am. Called home for a ride, and we were down to the portal by 2:30, eating a hamburger. In Lone Pine we showered, and had some Pizza. I was home in my water bed with my wife by 10 pm.

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Me at Trail Junction, after 1 hour, 20 minutes.
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A 72 year old who did the JMT in 8 days, last year.
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A happy Van.
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Me, on Mt. Whitney.
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Looking straight down from Mt. Whitney.
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The Shibley's on Mt. Whitney.
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Another downward view.
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My pose by the plaque.
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A good view of the plaque.
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The hut on Mt. Whitney.
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The backside of Whitney, on the way down.
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The trail on the backside of Whitney.
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The famous Trail Crest.
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The pinnacles of Mt. Whitney, as seen from the 99 switchbacks.
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Some of the 99 switchbacks. (Jane and Van counted 98).
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Some of the many tents at Trail Camp.
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A happy Dal.
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Rain started after we left Mt. Whitney.
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A small lake on the way down from Mt. Whitney.
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On the way down...
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Our ride drives up exactly as we finish the hike!