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    2002 Mt. Whitney Trip Day 1
    (Thursday, 08 August, 2002)

    See also my photo gallery from this trip.

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    Thursday, 08 August:
    I left Fremont at 3, a bit later than I had intended, due to stopping by Fry's and REI to get some camera memory/batteries, and last-minute supplies, respectively. Traffic wasn't too bad, however, and I arrived at my folks' place in Auburn at around 6. The local Cambria Bicycle Emporium was having a Tour de France end party, so we went by there and snacked and drank and chatted with folks. Afterwards, we went to the Roseville REI and got even more last-minute supplies. They had a really nice Kelty trekking pack, which I picked up, and when I jokingly suggest that my father, Barry, buy it for me, he agreed! Cool! :-)

    We spent the remainder of the evening getting all of our gear together and into our day packs, and reading and re-reading the various guidebooks we had on hiking Mt. Whitney. I didn't sleep too terribly well, a trend which would worsen before it got better!



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