Climbed Mt. Massive (14,421’, 4,396m) using the southwest slopes route. It was steep but I did it in great time, reaching the summit in under three hours, and felt good about it. However, the descent ended up killing my knees. Good thing it was the last peak I had planned for the trip.

Round-Trip 8.8 mi (14.2km)
Time 6:00
Starting Elev ~9,980’ (~3042m)
Max Elev 14,421’ (4,396m)
Tot Elev Gain ~4,300’ (~1,311m)


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