This week's PhotoHunt is Space. My family have lived in the American West for three generations. Wide open spaces are in my blood. It is what I think of when I hear 'space'. The large expanses of open space that still exist here in the West.
We climbed one of the mountains in the West that took us the closest one could walk to space in the continental US - Mt. Whitney. At 14,495ft, it is the highest peak in the continental US. The peak tops of the high Sierra mountains laid at our feet and deep valleys were seen in the distance. It was a tremendous effort to climb in one day (17 hours, 22 miles, 6000ft elevation gain). One of my life goals.
Trail Camp at around 12,000ft - we reached this area by 9am