Shepherd Pass and Mount Whitney

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BigSea
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Re: Shepherd Pass and Mount Whitney

Post by BigSea » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:28 pm

I descended Shepherd Pass yesterday (8/31) at about 10:30am. I crossed the snowfield with trail runners and felt secure without any traction devices. Here's a couple more pics, one from above and the other looking up after crossing.
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