I love Google Earth. Who doesn’t?
As an incessant planner, I need to always prepare for the next trip. I know I drive some of my friends at work a little crazy because of my planning, and I am trying to be a better slacker, but it’s hard to break good habits. I think I’ll take up drinking, smoking and drugs as my New Year’s Resolution.
Anyway, what you’re looking at is the head of Deadman Canyon (there’s a grave way down below in the canyon) with Coppermine Pass as that rust color peak in the distance. Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the far background.
Five days, trails only on the start of the first day and the last, the rest is all cross country. I live for this stuff. Who wants to go?