Mt Whitney

Ten things no one ever told me about hiking Mt Whitney

The hike up the Mt Whitney Trail is not for the faint of heart, those afraid of heights or individuals who can’t deal with difficult situations. Hiking the Mt Whitney Trail is a time consuming six-month adventure of training, eating right and preparing for anything and everything to go wrong. Injuries happen, tendons are pulled …

A Shenanigans Filled Pursuit of the Mt Whitney Trail

The Mt Whitney Trail; It’s the highest peak in the continental United States and a mountain most hikers in California and across the United States dream to one day summit. The Mt Whitney Trail will test your fitness abilities, your mind and your patience. A successful ascent is not a simple planning process and don’t …

One Beautiful Bastard of a Mountain

Sometimes mountains just don’t want to be climbed. It’s 7 p.m. And I’m sitting in a camp chair three thousand feet below Whitney Portal Campsite; Our lovely prereserved campsite in the alpine forest. I have not stopped sweating for a minute for the past ten hours between the 105-degree temperatures driving through the desert and …

Banana Pancakes with Coconut Whipped Cream

My boyfriend was feeling pretty good about the Mt Whitney accomplishment. ( His first summit of Mt Whitney at 14,505 feet) And than Badwater happened. When we drove through the tiny one horse town of Lone Pine on Friday morning we noticed signs in town that said, welcome Badwater Runners. We kind of didn’t pay …

Gluten Free Vegan Banana Date Pancakes

The coffee  was made. Our formally frozen sleeping bags defrosted and most of our camping gear put away, we were ready to conquer the mountain. We both changed into our short shorts, grabbed our packs and began the trek up to White Mountain. The beginning of the hike started at almost 12,000 feet so it …