Hiking Mt. Whitney
Met up with Travis, last-minute coordination with Dave (DAsh), lots of Twitter DM's with Mike, but eventually (and only 90 minutes late) we got Travis' truck loaded up and on the road!
Mike and family grabbed the bear canister and permit, did a quick meet up with them, then joined with Dave up at Lone Pine Campground. He ended up crashing with us at the last minute, but individual campsites had plenty of space, and it was good to hang out as a group in front of the fire with a few beers before we started the next day's insanity.
Found out Travis builds a mean fire, Dave had a damned fancy tent (in addition to being a crazy hiker/runner), and the Lone Pine campground was surprisingly tight. Not much space between spots, but at least our neighbors were nice and quiet when the sun went down. None of us slept well that night, partially due to the hard ground, but probably due to excitement as well...