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My name is Bruce Marshall, I’ve been a member off and on since about 1991

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CALIFORNIA

Mount Whitney

14,508 feet (NAVD88)

 

Who - Serious Hikers

 

What - Height Rank #2

         Difficulty Rank #8

 

DIFFICULTY # Level 1 - Strenuous walk-up (need heavy dose of perseverance)

 

When - Optimum Time is Summer, but people try it year round

 

Where - Latitude - 36 deg. 34 min. N

              Longitude - 118 deg. 18 min. W

 

     Inyo National Forest, Sequoia National Park in east Central California. 13 mi. West of Lone Pine.

 

Wikipedia Link - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Whitney

 

 

Why - GET INVOLVED WITH APEXCHALLENGE 2019

Less Crowded than National Parks

A compelling Bucket List item

 

Other things to see in the Vicinity - The numerous Arches in the Alabama Hills, the Film Museum in Lone PiLeave

 

Always leave the HP better than it was found

 

For some people:

 

APEX ACHIEVEMENTS ARE ARDUOUS ADVENTURES

 

For most people:

 

SUMMITS ARE SPECIAL SERENE & SERENDIPITOUS SPOTS TO SURVEY SURROUNDINGS

 

How - Hiking Poles, Moleskin for Blisters, Headlamp, Ice Axe & Crampons (sometimes in spring & early summer)

 

 Comments: I climbed it twice: 2007 - 22 mi. in 22 hours;

9.7.2016 - 3 days with 3 fellow HighPointers (3-4 days is better)