Dave Dolan conquers Mt. Whitney 50 years after first ascent

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Local celeb Dave Dolan conquers Mt. Whitney 50 years after his first ascent. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
Local fishing expert, teacher, radio host and columnist Dave Dolan has done it again. Fifty years after his first ascent of Mt. Whitney, he and good friend Dan Ruiz hiked to the summit. “I did this adventure with my hiking buddy, Dan Ruiz,” Dolan said. “Dan once hiked the Grand Canyon rim to rim nonstop. But he never did a high altitude trek like this one.” Both men had climbed Tahquitz Peak in the San Jacinto mountains last year, reaching their goal Nov. 14, 2020. Tahquitz Peak is 8,862 feet in elevation. On Aug. 30, Dolan recognized the 50th anniversary of his first ascent to the summit of Mt. Whitney. At 14,495 feet of elevation, Mt. Whitney is the highest mountain in the continental United States, located in the Sequoia National Park in California. [caption id="atta
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