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MemberAugust 31, 2021 at 4:48 pm
Almost a repeat of last year for me: I had a permit for Mt Whitney in early September 2020 but the mountains closed the day I was going to drive to Lone Pine. As a result of all SoCal closures, I was not able to finish the six-Pack challenges (one short) since the peaks left on my list (San Gorgonio, etc) had also closed earlier. This year I got a bit luckier!
My day permit for Mt Whitney was for August 24th (I did summit, thank you very much!). The valley was very smokey on the 22nd but got better. My 6-Pack challenge has been done since early August.
Bottom line is I don't need a Plan B but it is very sad that every year hiking gets more limited due to the various fires.