Some time ago some friends and I had the bright idea to hike Mt. Whitney. Do to lack of planning we turned around along before reaching the top...much to my displeasure, but in hindsight it was the right thing to do. We were young and thought we could do it in one day. You can but the 22 mile journey has to start long before the sun rises. Well, time to try again. This time with better planning
Reservations have to be made in February to hike the trail with the best time to do that in late August after the snow melts and before the thunderstorms hit. The plan would be to hike part of the way, stay over night, summit and hike all the way down on the second day.