I was pretty stoked to make it up to Iceberg Lake below Mt. Whitney before all the 2020 lightning fires started. What a marvelous walk up to this fantastic location. Always interesting, the Whitney region is not only the continental United States' highest point at 14,500 feet, it's one of the most beautiful as well. The route up - calling it a trail stretches the definition - doesn't waste any time, and offers an ever changing look at the Alpine world. Upon reaching Iceberg Lake at over 12,000' I was so close to the sheer east face of Whitney that I had to use a 12mm lens to get it all in. Iceberg lake is so clear it feels transparent.