Saturday, September 20, 2008

Whitney Portal Hike - Saturday 9/20/2008 (Part 2)

We ventured up to Whitney Portal, the place where fearless mortals begin their climb to the top of the tallest mountain in the contiguous U.S., Mount Whitney. So cool that WPA workers built this trail for us in the 1930s. What a great thing the WPA was.

Hydra enters the breach. The big rocks make me feel like a little kid!

Hydra overcomes his usual shyness and busts loose with some melodrama.

Falls at Whitney Portal.

Here we go, about to drop about 5000 feet in 13 miles. This is the road that is going to put the Tahoe in the hospital.

A view of the Alabama Hills from Whitney Portal Road.

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