Thursday, July 30, 2009

14,505

That is the elevation, in feet, of Mt. Whitney, up which my two feet were clad in these cozy socks. Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in California and also in the lower 48 states. I'm fairly certain I was the only hiker on Whitney in handknit footwear. We climbed over 6,000 feet in elevation during a 22-mile round trip hike to get there, but it was worth it. It even snowed on us!

We're in the lovely Sequoia National Park today and tomorrow, and then it's off to Portland and a summit of a very different nature!

5 comments:

  1. So did you actually hike 22 miles in one day!!!! If so, then you are the MAN! The socks are what did it for you.

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  2. The socks are lovely. Hiking 22 miles and snow -- not so much!

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  3. Wow, Steve! I'm so proud of you. Want to hear all about it in a couple of weeks.
    Drink some good tea for me while you're in Portland and have a great time with the harlot and everyone else!

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  4. Wow - hiking 22 miles? I feel sort of bad I've been lazy all morning now! Have a great time in Portland...

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  5. 22 miles? Geez! At least your feet were comfy in your beautiful new socks! :)

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