Yes, I think it would be great to hike up to Mt Whitney.
As for my backpack, I bought it with the idea that I would do a bunch of
hiking this year (2007) and see how it worked for me so I would be
better prepared for our trip.
Total backpacking trips in 2007 - None.
So, I still have the bag hanging in the garage with tags and everything.
It was not an expensive bag and I did not have it fitted. It is by
3800 cu in, but I don't know what the max weight is.
My sleeping bag is a Coleman Crescent 15-Degree Mummy Sleeping Bag. Is
that going to be too warm for me?