Monday, October 22, 2007

JMT: Early Morning Wake-up - 18 of 20

The morning we climbed Mount Whitney we woke up at 5:30 in the morning. Originally Smelly wanted to get up at 2 or 3 in the morning to avoid potential storms that could prevent us from making the summit. With no clouds and good weather, we all agreed to nix this crazy idea. The night before we changed our exit plans a couple times after some lively text conversation with Kenji (our original ride) via our satellite phone. He originally said he'd rather not hike the mountain if he didn't have to. The Angler had driven up Smelly's car to the Whitney, so we had transportation home. Instead of camping on the summit (our original plan) and seeing Kenji in the morning, we decided to book it home fast instead. Dreams of milk shakes, beer and burgers were too much for us.


smelly said...

yay! im so glad that you had a shot of you pretending to be "bear"!! heehee.

Mutcluck said...

What a terrible "Bear" impression. Sounds like a bad Australian accent rather than British. Oh well.