[June 20] Cell reception is extremely limited in the High Sierra. Posts may be delayed. Currently at MM 1056.0; posts from the last week forthcoming. Next town: South Lake Tahoe (ETA June 22).
Quoi, Dylan, Flowers, and I again attempted to summit Mount Whitney today, but we didn’t have any more success than we did yesterday.
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Today’s attempt to summit Mount Whitney was a crazy adventure that did not go as expected.
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It was cold outside, and with a short day to Crabtree Meadows to summit Mount Whitney tomorrow, I wasn’t inclined to get up early. I was eventually forced out of my tent at 7 to get breakfast.
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It was not my plan today to hike through a hailstorm with thunder and lightning at 11,500 feet, but, I guess I can check that off my bucket list now.
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It was cool, though not as cold as it was yesterday. Nevertheless, I did not manage to get out of my tent earlier than usual, let alone to see the sunrise. I still managed to have a good view from my campsite, though.
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