Today I make my second attempt on the 12,633′ Mt Whitney.
I did move the climb day up due to potential thunderstorms tomorrow, but when I checked the weather this morning it looks fine either day. Since I was geared up, I decided to go ahead and get it done today.
The drive up the mountain road was not as exciting as last time in the absence of fresh deep snow.
I’ve got less than 25 pounds of gear all in, and it’s cool in the 50s at the moment, so it should be an easy day. Although I do expect extreme heat later on. It was 115 degrees yesterday during the drive from Phoenix.
I’m at the trailhead now getting geared up and will be leaving soon.