I was ready Saturday morning right at 7am when they release the Mt Whitney permits that weren’t purchased by lottery winners, and I scored an overnight permit! I’ve got a July 20th entry date, and because of last summers issues with altitude I’m going to take my time up the mountain. This should give me a good chance to acclimate, so I can enjoy the upper sections of the mountain! I got a campsite at the Lone Pine Campground the night before, probably do the quick Mobius Arch hike and then crash out to get ready for a big couple of days!
So here’s the plan:
July 19th: Drive to Lone Pine Campground
July 20th: Hike to Outpost Camp for the night
July 21st: Hike to Trail Camp or Constellation Lake for the night
July 22nd: Up early for the summit attempt and back to Trail Camp. Depending what time I get back to camp I’ll either sleep there or start to hike out. I think I’ll probably want to chill out after summit day, and enjoy being high in the mountains one more night!
July 23rd: Hike out
So that’s the plan. I’m kicking it into gear to get fit as possible, hoping to get in a few other big hikes to get ready!
Any tips from people who have done the hike are always appreciated!