Mount Whitney

This is looking through one of several windows along the trail, my other concern. The east side of the trail has several small jagged peaks or needles. The base of these peaks form a “V” or window allowing you a very dramatic view some thousand feet below.

What makes the windows trying for some is that the trail is somewhat narrow, the west side of the trail is somewhat exposed and you have breaks (windows) in the “secure” east wall offering a one-way ticket down the mountain. Add a stiff breeze and I suppose it could be a little trying.

Truth is, the trail is at least 6-8 feet wide, exposure isn’t that bad and it’s only a 10-15 foot section that you have to deal with.

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