The Ansel Adams Wilderness and Mount Whitney


We completed a four day backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California. We explored the Ansel Adams Wilderness area, which included hiking along the John Muir Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. After the four day trip we were fortunate to get some last minute permits to climb Mount Whitney. Mount Whitney is the highest mountain in the continental United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) so we were happy with our achievement.

The Summit of Mt Whitney

The Summit of Mt Whitney

Day Moon

Day Moon

Above Iceberg Lake

Above Iceberg Lake

A mischievous marmot

A mischievous marmot

Rainbow SkyRainbow Sky

Sunset

Sunset

After going to the highest point, we wanted to take a trip to Badwater Basin in Death Valley which is 282 ft below sea level. Check this out in the next post.

 

 

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