Real Estate Investing Lifestyle = Time Freedom
“You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you’ve lost them forever.”
- Wayne Dyer
Real Estate Investing provides for a certain degree of time freedom and It comes as no surprise to most of you that Ed and I like challenges. On Monday August 3rd, 2009 at 3:30 AM in the morning, Ed Barriskill, a very close friend of Ed’s, Denny Huber, and I started at the Mt. Whitney Trail head some 8,700 feet up.
Climbing Mt. Whitney in a day is performed by a lot of people every year (something like 30-50/day when the weather is nice), but it’s still hard. Broken down it’s a 22 mile hike – 11 up and 11 back. There is really no technical climbing but you’re hiking straight up almost the whole way. If you’re a serious hiker, then the only thing that might get you is the altitude… the air is a wee bit thinner above 10,000 ft. If you’re a weekend warrior or into high intensity sports, you’ll want to train for this one one by being out on your feet for long periods of time…think about getting a mail route.
Ed and I were not trained up for this…but it was a great experience!
15 hours after we started, we make it back to the bottom of the trail.
It was the best beer I’ve ever had and Ed was too tired to lift his hamburger.
If you’ve ever thought about being at the highest point in the lower 48 states, then Mt. Whitney is the opportunity. Here’s a short youtube video from the visitors log at the top of the mountain…