Mount Whitney / 005-TomAndJim
High Sierra Backpacking
Summer 2003

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Why are Tom & Jim smiling? Must be because it's still early in the first morning's hike. Just wait a few miles as they proceed to Bishop Pass, about 7.2 miles away and 2250' up. The good news is that by driving to South Lake we were able to start at 9750', instead of starting at a lower elevation to reach 12,000' Bishop Pass.