Tod and I decided we wanted to climb Mt Whitney, the highest mountain in the Continental United States standing 14,508 feet above sea level. The distance is 11 miles each way with an elevation gain of over 6,100 feet. We had to get a permit to allow us to climb to the top of Mt Whitney, and there are a limited number for climbing the entire 22 mile trip in one day, and even fewer permits for camping to make the ascent easier. Continue reading 2014 Mt Whitney Climb
Category Archives: Hiking
2014 Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley
Tod and I started our trip on Friday, August 8th by visiting with my Aunt Marilyn & Uncle Glen in La Grange, CA. What a beautiful home they have and how nice it was to spend the evening with them.
This trip had a number of highlights including a tent stay in Curry Village in Yosemite Valley which was the only place we could stay for the night on Saturday.
On Saturday May 17th, 2014, I took a hike to the top of Mount Baldy. This trip took about 5 and half hours to get to an elevation of 10,064 feet. Here is a picture of me with the high desert, including Victorville, CA in the background. I wanted to get up early so I could come out of the wilderness before noon, but I did not get to the mountain until about 9:30am, which put me back home after 3pm. The name of the mountain is actually San Antonio, but is called Mount Baldy because of the barren top of the mountain. Continue reading Mount Baldy