Watching the Sunrise From America's Highest PeakAt 14,505 feet, Mount Whitney is the highest mountain in the contiguous United States. Watching the sunrise from the peak was worth the 2 AM wake-up call.
Backpacking Gear Kits: Beginner, Intermediate & UltralightWhen backpacking, most of your pack weight comes from your four largest pieces of gear: your pack, tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad. GEAR:30's resident thru-hiker Bryden Bowley recommends his top picks for each item here, as well as the perfect hiking shoe, water filter, and stove system for your skill level.
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