With one week left before hiking Mt. Whitney, we decided to head out to hike San Gorgonio, the highest peak in Southern California. Having done 24 miles last week for the Rim to Rim Grand Canyon hike, I knew Julia and I would have no problem with the distance for Mt. Whitney. It’s the elevation that I wanted out of this hike. I haven’t been above 14,000 ft since the Ausangate Trek in Peru last year, where I spent a week in the 15-17k range. I’ve never been the type to feel any altitude sickness, but it doesn’t hurt to train. To help simulate being a little higher than the 11,500 on San Gorgonio, we hiked at a very brisk pace, and made our way to the summit in 3:40. We’re both feeling healthy and amped for next week!