Coming down from the summit, this is the junction where the Whitney Trail Meets the John Muir Trail.

Mount Whitney…”You’re crazy!”

Climbing Mount Whitney is an extraordinary experience, full of sights that are out of this world and struggles that feel almost unendurable. In the end, it is the most rewarding thing that I've done so far. In this essay, I share my tale of what it was like to ascend this magnificent mountain via backpacking the John Muir Trail.

Backpacking the John Muir Trail (JMT). A hiker traverses snow approaching Glen Pass