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Painstaking 99 switchbacks on the
Mt. Whitney trail
On the so called "99 switchbacks" on Mt. Whitney Trail. These are very hard (especially under a hot sun) and repetitive, and can be dangerous. At some point you don't want to look on the side of the cliff but just want the switchbacks to end. Coming down on them, when you are tired, is also hard, and it plays havoc with your knees. The sky was dark turquoise when I took this photo but it looks especially dark due to the use of a circular polarizer filter.

Last Revised August 20, 2012

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