Out of the original five in the “Mount Whitney Death-March Group” two of us remained, me and Tom. The others had canceled for various reasons. We were joined by another two friends of mine, Peter and Jim. They were traveling with their own permit…it’s a long (and costly) story.
Tom and his wife Jean graciously prepared a spaghetti dinner that evening for us, complete with garlic bread and salad. Nothing like a little carbo-loading before the trip! Thanks again guys!