The view to the northwest as I near the summit.
On the ledge near the summit. Another ice flow on the wall.
Sooz checking out the ice flow.
Almost to the top.
The summit hut and toilet, we made it !!!
Kathy and John on the left, Sooz, and Jay on the right.
Group shot in front of the summit hut at 14,494'.
The summit hut. The cool looking wooden door is gone???
John and Sooz.
Kathy and the summit hut.
Iceberg Lake 1,900' below from the summit.
Zoomed in on Iceberg Lake. This lake is a lot larger than it appears in the photos.
Looking down on the town of Lone Pine (green area) 10,500' below.
View to the north.
Looking down Pinnacle Ridge with Lone Pine Peak 12,944' on the left.
Zoomed in on Pinnacle Ridge.
View to the northwest.
The Keeler Needle with Mount Langley 14,042', the highest peak in photo.
Zoomed in on the Keeler Needle.
Looking over the Keeler Needle at some of the 99 switchbacks on the main trail. We will be descending on that trail.
Jay and the Needles as we start the 11 mile hike down on the main trail.
One of the locals watches the tourist hike by.
Mount Muir at 14,015'.
View to the west.
A closer look at Guitar Lake, over 2,000' below.
Looking back at Mount Whitney.
John and Jay up ahead with a cool looking rock formation.
Mount Hitchcock at 13,184' and the Hitchcock Lakes.
Last view of the south side of Whitney with some cool looking rock formations.
View to the northwest from Trail Crest. Kathy is on the trail.
Zoomed in on the same view.
Mount Hitchcock and the Hitchcock Lakes from Trail Crest.
The sign at Trail Crest 13,600'.
Three lakes, Lone Pine Lake on top, Consultation Lake on right and the Trail Camp Lake.
Zoomed in on Lone Pine Lake and the peaks near it.
Looking down on Jay as he hikes down the 99 switchbacks towards Trail Camp.
Mount Muir on the right.
At the cables.
Looking down on Trail Camp.
The solar toilet at Trail Camp at 12,000'. It was closed.
Signs on the solar toilet.
Stream at Trailside Meadow.
Crossing the stream near Outpost Camp.
Lot of folks camping at Outpost Camp at 10,400'.
Waterfall at Outpost Camp.
Looking across Bighorn Park. Outpost Camp is in the trees.