7am to 5:45pm. Whitney Portal to Wallace Creek. 18.7 miles
Trail miles seemed monotonous today. We were definitely not on the Sierra High Route anymore. Lots of people were on the trail going up Mt Whitney. But really I expected more people.
At Trail Crest we could have turned right towards the summit but none of us felt the need. We have all been up multiple times. So we headed down toward Guitar Lake.
We are now camped at Wallace Creek with lots of other hikers (mostly John Muir Trail hikers) and a bearbox.
We met 7 people that are also doing the High Sierra Trail but the opposite direction. They all say it’s gorgeous especially Moraine Lake.