How to Use a Wag Bag

Mt Whitney’s Revenge

“Ninety two switch backs on Mt Whitney, ninety-two switchbacks! You hike up one, you’re calves ache, ninety-one switch backs on Mt Whitney” Two years ago was my first ascent of Mt Whitney, my first hike over 12,000 feet and my first over twenty miler. As I raced up the ninety-nine switchbacks of Mt Whitney, practically …

Excessive Flatulance; Just One Side Effect of Altitude Sickness

     Of the ten people I hiked Mt Whitney with I was the only one who did not get altitude sickness and all it’s awesome side effects.     I might not have had the chance to live through side effects like nausea, dizzyness, severe head aches and numbness in extremities but I still have to say …

How to properly use a Wag Bag

   Before hiking Mt Whitney last week, the Lone Pine Forest Rangers instructed our group that any one hiking the Mt Whitney Trail had to use a Wag Bag to get rid of their human waste on the mountain.     At the Lone Pine Ranger Station they had a delightful diagram showing just how to …

The Mt Whitney Trail; 14,505 Feet of Beauty and Extreme Indurance

14,505 feet. I never imagined that I would ever stand atop a mountain top that high. I never in my life could imagine how spectacular the views of Sequoia National Park could be from that elevation. I never knew how physically tough ninety nine switchbacks could be as my legs powered through them. I never …