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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 agony of the switchbacks to end. Coming down on them, when you are tired, is also hard, and it plays havoc with your knees.

Last Revised August 20, 2012

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