Life’s Compensations (v. II)

One of the things I had wanted to do for a long time is climb Mt. Whitney. I’d driven through the town of Lone Pine many times, and always looked in hopes of glimpsing the 14,494-foot peak.

One summer the dream finally became reality. Family members gathered one evening in Mammoth Lakes and mapped plans.

Early the next morning we drove to Mt. Whitney Portal, 8371 feet altitude. The…

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