- Posted December 13, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
What was your best moment of 2012?
On top of the world - Setting sun from Mt. Whitney
For 4 weeks in September I backpacked through the Sierra Nevada in California along the John Muir Trail. On the last night of my trip I slept on top of Mount Whitney.
The passing clouds and setting sun created a spectacular display of light and shadow. It was the perfect finish to an amazing trip.
I celebrated my 29th birthday the next morning at 14,508'. Someone even gave me a Martini they had hiked up there, complete with olives.
Watching the sunset, moonrise and finally sunrise from the highest peak in the continental US was the best Birthday present I could ever wish for.
We truly live in an an amazing world.