Brian Muckerheide and his children Sarah, 13; and Luke, 11, brought back more than photos and maps of their adventure on the slopes of Mt. Whitney: They also cherish a sense of accomplishment. (Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)
GREENFIELD — Just a little something to consider if the Muckerheide family of Greenfield asks you to join them for a brisk, invigorating hike: Make sure you know where they’re going.
Otherwise, you might find yourself 11 miles up the trail and 14,508 feet into the clouds on one of California’s “14ers” – any one of the state’s 15 mountain peaks punching 14,000 feet or more into the atmosphere – such as Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48 states.