I also 'climbed' Driskill Mountain last week. December 27th. I know what you mean about the long drive. 713 miles from my house! But I also got Arkanas and Missouri in that trip. All were relaxing hikes in better than average weather for this time of year. A good thing, since I have several challenging highpoints ahead of me. I've got 24 now. Congrats on Whitney! I plan to get that this summer. Keep on!