Day 54: Preparing for Whitney

June 7th
total mileage: 766
today’s mileage: 21 (+ 1.2 to ranger station)
elevation: 10,500

If all goes according to plan, we’ll stash half our gear and attempt to summit Mt. Whitney tomorrow.




Marmots were everywhere. Adorable.

Snackies had the right system. Notice his empty bear canister, with all his food packed as normal in his pack. Much better idea than loading the canister vertically within your pack.

Taxi, another Seattleite. Last time I’d seen him was Day 15 in Idyllwild.


One of the first bear boxes of the trail.

EXTRA: Joe Brewer has an excellent video showing this stretch of trail from Trail Pass (Mile 745) To Kearsarge Pass (Mile 790). I highly recommend subscribing to his channel:

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