Hike with Heart Trail Post – Up and Down Mt. Whitney

Nathaniel Farmer is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and posting along the way. See all of the updates and photos from the trail and buy a Hike with Heart shirt to support his effort.

Wide open spaces

California Beauty
June 6, 2015

With both Mt. Whitney (highest point in lower 48 at 14,505ft)  and Forester Pass (highest point on the PCT at 13,200ft) completed in one day we decided to rest the legs for a day in Bishop at the hiker hostel.  It was one of those days that I don’t think I’ll ever forget.

Forester PassWhen we came down from getting snowed on up Forester Pass the sun was setting and the clouds broke.  We arrived at our campsite that was a little plateau between the pass and the bottom of the valley below.  There were clouds below us and I knew that the view was easily the most beautiful landscape I’d ever seen.  The pictures do it no justice.

What a view

It’s weird being in town now after being surrounded by nonstop good vibes of hikers on the trail.  This trip is also teaching me that living out of a backpack is a great way to have a trip and not a vacation.  Time to crush 125 miles to Mammoth Lakes!

“Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.” – Hunter S. Thompson

 

Be sure to check out more updates from Nathaniel as he hikes the PCT and purchase a t-shirt to help support his fundraising effort for HHI!

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