Day 19 - Mount Whitney: Guitar Lake to Whitney Portal (15 mi, 6190 ft relief). I rise at 2 am, without sleep, to reach the summit for sunrise, ascending 3017 feet to the summit in surreal darkness. The summit marks the end of the John Muir Trail, and a hike of 210 miles over 18 days, dawn to dawn.
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