|I had a wonderful climb of Mt. Whitney on August 12. We started our trip by driving to Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas we saw Hoover Dam, and some beautiful cars--Lamborghinis and Ferraris, among others. We stayed a couple days and then drove across Death Valley, which was very hot, but also very beautiful.
I started up Mt. Whitney at 2:30 in the morning, and arrived at the high camp (7 miles in about 12,000 feet) at about 5:30. I got to the top at around 8:15. I enjoyed some wonderful views though the forest fire in Sequoia did reduce the views some. I got back to the car at around 1:30 in the afternoon.