2009: What A Year

One of the accomplishment in 2009 of which I’m most proud is seeing both the highest and lowest points in the contiguous 48 states. 

The week following Christmas I visited the Badwater Basin in Death Valley, which is 282 ft below sea level. In July I summited Mt. Whitney, which is the highest summit in the contiguous United States with an elevation of 14,505 feet.

It’s pretty crazy if you think about it.  Not many can claim such an accomplishement, even though the two points are a mere 76 miles apart.

I truly feel blessed to have been able to make both trips this year.  Thank you to all who made those trips possible.

Mt. Whitney
Mt. Whitney - The Highest Point in the Contiguous 48 States
Badwater - The Lowest Point in the U.S.
Badwater - The Lowest Point in the U.S.
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