Topo of a Southern Sierra crossing...
Next year? Go from Mt. Whitney to Pear Lake hut. 29 miles... then meet up with the others at the hut. 6 miles out...
Drove friday night, got to the park around midnight. On the way in we stopped at a gas station with a subway...got a piece of bread and made our own super sub as our fuel.
Getting ready at the trailhead.
Nick was amazed at all the climbing possibilties that he had never heard of...here is the "watchtower" lurking behind him.
Bear tracks? either that or a 4 yr old going solo with no poles...we weren't sure.
It was a REALLY hot day. And point slides (wet slides) were a concern.
Almost at the hut 2.5 hours later. Not a bad skin in at all. Behind the hut is what people call "little matterhorn".
And ze hut. Built in 1935. They only completed the roof.
With stoves, pots, bedding...all you need to take in is your normal gear, a down jacket and a summer sleeping bag. Our packs were very light and we arrived at the hut with ease.