Browsing through my photo collection the other day, I noted a number of epic hikes over the years. Over time, I will post some of the pictures and share some stories:
- August 2017: Cloud’s Rest (Yosemite/California). Day hike.
- Epic because: at 9,930 ft (3,027 m), it overlooks all of Yosemite Valley and Half Dome. I had it on countless photographs, all of which telling: the view from there must be amazing! It was!
- August 2016: Mount Whitney (California). Day hike.
- Epic because: at 14,505 feet (4,421 m), it is the tallest mountain in North America outside Alaska. The hike is 22 mi (35 km) long round-trip, with an elevation change of 6,145 ft (1,873 m) up and then back down, in thin air, carrying lots of water. I started at 2am and was only back down at my tent past nightfall.
- July 2016: Mount Dana (Yosemite/California). Day hike.
- Epic because: at 13,061 ft (3,981 m), it is the second-tallest mountain in Yosemite sitting right on the ridge of the Sierra Nevada, with incredible views over Yosemite and Mono Lake.