I’ve received the same question from a lot of different people - a simple one on the surface...why? My immediate response is why not? I realize that’s not the most informative response so the long-winded answer is...I never want to wonder if something would be possible or not. I am a firm believer that you never know until you try for certain things. Just like the answer is always “no” until you ask. Could it have been done in better conditions?...yes. Shouldn’t you have trained more?...yes. Should you have planned it more in advanced?...yes. But life doesn’t always allow for drawn out plans and there’s no easy way to gear up for and execute something like this so you had to just pick a date, trust your fitness, and roll with it and have confidence you’ll work out the kinks along the way. 📷: @chrisburkard •
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"Like Leo in The Revenant / Abel in that Bible bit / Revenge is sweet isn't it? / I really, really hope for it / I know that it won't fix a thing" -Pink, Revenge
I'm definitely walking the line between wanting revenge and letting it go. I know in the end I'll let it go, but daydreaming never hurt anyone. Right?
📷: October, 2017
massive shout-out to Latigo subscribers (and recent newlyweds) @rootitup and @mayginoc for successfully crushing the #JMT. that’s 190 miles from Yosemite to Whitney Portal - 21 days by foot - 47,000’ of elevation gain! 🏔 #growoutside
#trailtuesday brought to you by another #mtwhitney post. In case you missed some of my recap on my hike up there last week check out my previous posts. I can’t believe it was a week ago today i was there. This is a pic of Trailside Meadows at about 11,400 feet high. This about 5 miles into the hike from #whitneyportal . I missed the views on the way up because it was dark so it was a beautiful surprise to see on my way down. And a nice distraction from the heat. These last 5 miles were tough. It was so HOT. Temps reached 95 degrees. I wanted to answer another question that everyone has been asking me.
Did I get altitude sickness? The answer I guess would be yes and no. I felt a little dizzy going up. But I am not sure if it was from my vision from being in the dark. As you know I can’t see well in the dark. The poles came in handy for that with my depth perception and balance. I never once felt sick. Or nauseous. I didn’t get a headache either. My heart rate did shoot up a few times. I always made sure to slow down and stop when needed. I drank A LOT of water and about 600 calories of @tailwindnutrition . I was recommended to bring some Diamox with me. But I opted not too. I don’t take OTC drugs. I did bring some ginger chews in case my tummy was upset and did have some advil on me in the event I absolutely needed something. But really altitude doesn’t bother me. I also have never been over 10,000 ft. At about 13,000 feet is really when I noticed it was hard to catch my breath at times. I did however have some tingling feeling in my finger tips and swelling in my feet. I definitely recommend spending time in altitude if you can. That is just my opinion. I think my #mtbaldy trips helped me a lot. I hope this helps. And as always feel free to dm me if you have any questions. ✌🏽🏃🏽♀️⛰
Epic time at portal yesterday. This is my neff with Doug Sr. We spent much time telling stories with Sr and right in the middle of it Doug got up and handed mas a signed copy of his book. Wow, that was awesome. Thank you Sr and all the folks that make that place so cool #whitneyportal
WHAT the hell. Haven’t even shared any of my camping photos yet since I’m still editing the ones from the trip. Man, I miss waking up to the creek and the whistling wind, clean mountain air and the best people possible. Through car troubles and all it’s my new happy place and I miss it and the people so much! #whitneyportal#mtwhitney#camping#camp#campground#nature
After months of planning and training, we successfully summited the highest mountain in the contiguous US!!!! I only had a short 3 minutes 14,505’ ft above the world before the first lighting cracked, but it was just enough time to fully celebrate (bawl happy tears), realize Lakes signed the trail reg in my honor (cry more happy tears), and give a few hugs and quick photos before we had to descend to safety. It is insane what our bodies are capable of and how far a little trail magic goes to carry you to the end of your goal. I am BEYOND STOKED that we pulled this off given the gnarly weather; and even though it kicked my ass, I had SO MUCH FUN! Mt. Whitney summit is now officially checked off the list. ✨🏔🙌🏻
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