T minus 9 days to my Mt Whitney hike

T minus 9 days to my Mt Whitney hike. Did the last training hike today, up the Saratoga Hills from Sanborn Park at 91 degF, in new hiking boots: the old ones developed more hair fractures on my recent Mt Dana hike than I’m confortable with. (I had hiking boots literally disintegrate on a hike before, and Mt Whitney is not the place where to have that kind of fun again.)

Spent some time on the stairmaster at the gym in the past few days; full hour of pushing myself made my leg muscles quite tired, but surprisingly no muscle aches the next day. I guess I’m about as ready as I’m going to be. Now it’s time not to overdo it in the few remaining days.

Mt Whitney