I have been hiking for about 6 months now and I have done 5 miles, 10 miles and 20 miles Round trip hikes with the max elevation of 4000 feet (not elevation change but reached the summit at 4000 feet). I recently saw this article in wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_fourteeners
and I am interested in climbing not all but most of them. So far my plan is to climb the mountains in the following order
Mt.Langley - Heard this is the easiest and most pretty
Mt.Whitney - Highest elevation
Mt.Shasta - Toughest out of the 3 because of snow
I am definitely going to do Mt.Langley first but wondering if I should attempt any other mountain (to gain endurance, confidence and strength) before climbing Mt.Whitney and Mt.Shasta. I am not particularly interested in Scenic view or anything just plain interest to conquer.
Any suggestions ?