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Photo: Camping below the summit of Mt. Whitney

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A view of the mountain you're about to summit is both encouraging and intimidating. Here, climbers have set up camp at the base of Mt. Whitney.

The photographer notes, "Trail Camp, located just above 12,000 feet, is a convenient place for hikers to set up camp for the night before summiting Whitney, located in the center background of this photo. When we came into camp on early Monday afternoon, the place was already pretty full with more people trickling in every hour."

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