Just returned from climbing Mount Whitney on Thur/Fri last week. We went up the main trail (lots of snow still) except we bypassed the 99 switchbacks to Trail Crest by taking the snow slope to their right. Had the summit to ourselves on Thursday afternoon – no one had even signed the register since Sunday. Perfect weather and a near-full moon completed the trip. This trip completes the 48 contiguous states for me. I’ll have to give a lot of thought to whether or not I want to attempt Denali in the future.