S. Cal and Mt. Whitney Trip

This past week was traveling down to Southern California and back up Highway 395 to climb Mt. Whitney.

Adventure 16, West Los Angeles Store

I first drove down to S. California to visit my family and do a couple slide presentations at Adventure 16. It was a great success. I would like to thank everyone for coming and Adventure 16 for giving me the opportunity to show my powerpoint presentation of the beautiful Mount Shasta Area.

Red Rocks State Park

This is one of my favorite places to visit. Red Rocks State Park is in the Mohave Desert right off of Highway 395. There’s lots of recreation opportunities including hiking, camping and off-road vehicle fun.

Sunset Picture at Lone Pine, Ca.

First night I camped to get ready for the big Mt. Whitney climb!

Your Fun Guide

I was the assistant guide this past weekend on Mt. Whitney doing the Mountaineer’s Route. We had 3 very fun clients making this trip even more successful. For more information about this trip check out~http://swsmtns.com/sierranevada.html

Sunrise on the trail

We left for the climb around 4:00 a.m. from our camp-Upper Boy Scout Lake. We definitely had interesting weather throughout our trip.

Thundershowers, lightning, winds…making it that much more fun!

Mt. Whitney, Early Morning

The Mountaineer’s Route has some challenging terrain class 3-4. We climbed via the Mountaineer’s Route classic 2-3 climb. Mostly off-trail scrambling and the last section short-roping up to the summit.

Breath Taking

Looking back towards Death Valley.

Top of Mt. Whitney 14, 497 ft.

We only had a short window at the summit. Weather was moving in.

Views from the top~

Iceberg Lake

Surrounding Peaks

Stone Building at the Top

Getting Ready for the Descent.

Looking Back

One more glance before weather fully takes over.

Reflection...

What a great trip.

Thanks everyone for making it a success!

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