California, you’re so unreal! A picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ll keep this pretty brief. First stop before heading up Whitney was Lone Pine and the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center to pick up our permits and Mt. Whitney postcards! The drive out through the Alabama Hills was incredible; I’d come in under the cover of night and couldn’t see any of this splendor.
On the way back to Whitney Portal, Chris the Last Adventurer suggested we stop and kill some time. We wandered over to the Mobius Arch and Lathe Arche and played tourist under the watchful gaze of Mt. Whitney.