We met up Friday night, and had a leisurely start on Saturday, following a hearty breakfast at the Mt. Whitney restaurant in Lone Pine.
After weeks of high-pressure on the Sierra, the weather started to change on Saturday, with high winds and a low pressure system bringing cold air and snow to the mountains. Mitch pulled out his pocket-inter-web machine, and confirmed that the weather was supposed to improve on Sunday, before a massive storm system moves in on Monday. So we headed up to our planned bivy site at Upper Boy Scout lake.
|Mitch capturing the moments in the snow|
|Home sweet home.|
|Kitchen shelter construction|
|Looking down on our camp|
|Heading up in early morning - Photo credit - M. Quiring|
|Mt Whitney at sunrise|
|Mitch shooting stills|
We headed over to Mt. Carillon, I was not sure exactly where the summit was, so we ended up traversing the entire west ridge before finding the true summit (oops!)
|Mitch on Mt. Carillon's west ridge after the first false summit.|
|Hmmm, where the heck is the summit? - Photo credit - M. Quiring|
|Mitch on the top|
|Whitney (left) - Russell (right) - next time.....|