It wasn't until Consultation Lake that I pulled the camera out of its case for the first time on this climb.
Arc Pass above Consultation Lake.
Mt. Muir in the morning sun.
We passed a few hikers on our way up to Trail Camp.
The Sierra Crest from Trail Camp.
The Trail Camp collection pond.
On the way down, I mentioned that I wish I had a pair of skates with me.
Chris at the Cables.
Mt. Muir from the Switchbacks.
Wotan's Throne from the Switchbacks.
Chris on the Switchbacks.
Hitchcock Lakes and Guitar Lake from beyond Trail Crest.
The summit of Mt. Whitney comes into view.
Chris on the west side of the Sierra Crest.
Typical snow conditions on the trail.
Another window view.
Chris approaching the shoulder of Mt. Whitney.
The switchbacks of the John Muir Trail.
The vast expanse of the Sierra comes into view as you near the summit of Mt. Whitney.
Chris on the final leg of the journey to the top of Mt. Whitney.
We had the opportunity to see a variety of scenes from the summit. The clouds would appear and then burn off, making for some dramatic views.
The Sierra to the "south" of Mt. Whitney.
Never did see much more than partial views of the valley.
Another shot "south."
Wispy clouds attempt to obscure Mt. Russell.
Looking down towards Trail Camp.
The view down towards Hitchcock Lakes.
Chris on the summit of Mt. Whitney.
I could say he was saying a prayer of thanks, but...
...actually, he was setting up his camera for a summit group photo.
Looking along the Sierra Crest.
Chris talking to a fellow Trailhead camper.
He left a few minutes after us and arrived at summit with about the same gap.
Chris at the Register.
Chris signing in.
Wider angle view to the "west."
Mt. Whitney Register.
The chute above the Notch.
Wales Lake, Mt. Morgenson, Mt. Williamson and the Artic Lakes.
Russell/Morgenson Ridge with Mt. Williamson in the background.
Chris checks out the final chute on the Moutaineer's Route.
I led up, Chris led down.
The long traverse back to Trail Crest.
Hitchcock Lakes and Guitar Lake.
Timberline Lake and the Crabtree Meadows area is in there also.