Lowest to Highest, a Backcountry Route from Badwater to Mt. Whitney, Part Six- Triumph

photo by Carrot Quinn

photo by Carrot Quinn

Here you go. The last installment of Carrot Quinn’s 5 day hike from the depths of Death Valley to the summit of 14,000+ foot Mount Whitney. This is the real deal.

CARROT QUINN

Morning light hitting the High Sierras, as seen from the crest of the Inyo Mountains Morning light on the High Sierras, as seen from the crest of the Inyo Mountains.  Lone Pine is the patch of green in the valley.

(In the first week of October, 2014, I set out to hike the Lowest to Highest Route with NotaChance and Orbit. This is the final installment of my trip report. For technical information on this route, go here.)

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Oct 7
22 miles

At six a.m. I wake after a single perfect, flawless nights’ sleep and begin to crow the lyrics to Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” into the still darkness. This is our agreed-upon alarm clock- my singing voice is beyond awful, so it’s really, really funny. It’s a joke that started when I used the song to wake Jess and Lia for our four a.m. summit of Mt. Adams- another hit was me singing Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb

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About Tom Jamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, and the Continental Divide Trail in 2013 . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".
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2 Responses to Lowest to Highest, a Backcountry Route from Badwater to Mt. Whitney, Part Six- Triumph

  1. Tenzing says:

    Thanks for the linkage to a great read, dude

    Like

  2. tjamrog says:

    The Carrot is a force.

    Like

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