Start: tentsite at mile 764
End: tentsite at mile 771
Miles covered: 7 on the PCT and 17 to Mount Whitney and back. Most of the 17 miles were with a day pack only, but I had to count them. It is Mount Whitney after all.
PCT mile marker: 771/2652
Highlight: The summit, of course!
Biggest challenge: Getting enough miles in to be able to get over Forester Pass at a decent hour the next day.
Interesting rock formations near the summit:
The three lakes I could see most of the way up and down Mount Whitney. The one on the far right is appropriately named Guitar Lake: