Horizon from the Summit of Mt Whitney
The next day very early and before the sun comes up, camp is struck and the climb begins. I have found on the two ascents the climb surprisingly easy. It is long with many switchbacks but hardly as difficult as some of the other passes I had crossed. Now some views from the summit–14,505 feet. Each of the following photographs I shot from my position near the hut on top of Mt. Whitney. The final image shows the valley below where I will eventually hike out.