Lone Pine, California
Mt. Whitney Lone Pine Reviews
Bucket List Destination May 12, 2013
One of the activities you can engage in while in Lone Pine is climb Mt. Whitney. The beautiful views and snow capped mountains are breath-taking. It is the highest peak in the lower 48 states of the union. If you are a hiker or climber in California, you have probably had a conversation about this mountain. At a little over 14,000 feet, it is a challenge but one easily conquered when done in groups.
It has been added to my Bucket list. The 22 mile hike is nothing compared to Kilimanjaro which I climbed 12 years go.
It is a mountain, so one has to prepare before attempting it. Just because you are an avid hiker does not mean you can actually climb it. Like any other mountain, one must train and prepare for it.
Some of the information I gathered when I found out we would be driving through Lone Pine included how to get a permit to hike it. It's only in California that one has to win a raffle in order to climb a mountain (smile!). Getting the permit is done through a lottery system, which is a red tape by any measure.
PS: Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today.
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