California High-Point Begins!! We just got a phone update from Maj Graydon Muller, one of the Airmen climbing 14,495ft Mt. Whitney this weekend as part of the USAF 50 Summits Challenge. The 5-person team will meet at the trailhead tonight. A heavier than expected snowfall left them 1" of snow at the trailhead, 1ft of snow at their 12,000ft camp and over 1.5' higher up. The team expects some packed snow slopes and deeper drifts, but are prepared with micro-spikes, crampons for any steep/hard snow, and a range of other climbing gear. Temps look comfortable at the trailhead but will drop to the 20s near the summit. Stay tuned here and on Facebook for more updates.