Chillin at Bighorn Plateau
Shooting Mt. Whitney through the haze (BW)
More textured looks to deal with the smoke in the air
Looking North along the JMT from Bighorn Plateau
This was when the smoke started to really impact the photos so I used some texture effects to make it look more natural.
Waiting on Bighorn Plateau
Ascending towards Bighorn Plateau
Looking back at Forester Pass from near Bighorn Plateau
Panorama from near Bighorn Plateau
Washing up in Tyndall Creek
It was when washing up at Tyndall Creek that I realized how much smoke was in the valley. I don't think I realized yet how bad it would get the next couple days.
And there she is...
Our first view of Mt. Whitney. In a 3 days I'll be there.
Looking back at Forester Pass from Diamond Mesa
Window to Diamond Mesa
Looking down one of the chutes from Forester Pass towards Diamond Mesa.
Bubbs Creek from just below Forester Pass
I thought we were almost there when eating lunch, but things move slow above 12,000 feet.
Our stop for lunch today. Just below Forester Pass but still a long ways up.
Ascending towards Forester Pass
This hike just keeps going and going. Good thing the scenery isn't boring.
Looking back down the Bubbs Creek drainage
Setting off along Bubbs Creek towards Forester Pass.
East Vidette and Bubbs Creek, our destination for the night. Looks like there may be some rain.
East Vidette and Bullfrog Lake
Mt Brewer rising over Bullfrog Lake
Big Pothole Lake
From Kearsarge Pass
Kearsarge Pass and beyond...
The view from Kearsarge Pass of the Kearsarge Pinnacles, Bullfrog Lake, and King's Canyon National Park.
University Peak Reflecting in Gilbert Lake
A beautiful early morning hike up Kearsarge Pass, excited to be on our way towards Whitney!
University Peak and Gilbert Lake (Vertical)
Taken from the ascent up Kearsarge Pass
A new day is dawning
What a magical feeling setting off for Mt. Whitney. A trip 20 years in the making.