Once we reached near Crabtree Campground, Mt. Whitney slowly started coming into view. By the time when we were close to Timberline Lake, small but quite exquisite, the tallest peak in the contiguous United States stood tall in front of us. It felt more like a wall that no one ever dared climb over. Of course, it was first conquered 144 years ago by three fishermen. From the lake, where camping wasn’t allowed, we were able to see Mt. Muir and Trail Crest as well. We took a break here accompanied by an old couple from Alaska, walking the John Muir Trail (JMT). This section between Wallace Creek Campground and Mt. Whitney is shared by the thru hikers not only of the JMT and High Sierra Trail (HST) but also by of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) frequently because the latter usually make a quick ascent to the peak as a day hike (technically by law) once they reach Crabtree. After taking a few snaps, we were ready to walk more to reach our next campground for the night – Guitar Lake.
- Canon EOS 5D Mark III
- Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
- 20mm / 14.0 sec at ƒ/22 / ISO 100
- Taken 8/17/2016
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