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hiking
snow
9 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Is there any one hiking Whitney this Saturday?

ohv/off road driving
11 days ago

Taken this road many times on both a dirt bike and truck. Beautiful scenery. The road is wide and really is easy enough for a passenger car to take. Maybe a bit bumpy but doable as I have seen passenger vehicles including RVs on this road.

ohv/off road driving
11 days ago

Camp and ride here often. Love this place. Your close enough to town for a quick trip for a bit to eat. Several side trails to ride but not enough for longer than a weekend trip. We rode to a mine and also took another trail just below Mt Whitney. The riding here is more leisure than challenging. But worth the trip.

ohv/off road driving
14 days ago

Easy scenic trail. Can be done on 2WD passenger car.

hiking
rocky
14 days ago

About two feet of powder on the 97 switchbacks, but no ice yet!

hiking
15 days ago

Trailhead was a bit difficult to find - starts out with a ~500ish ft descent if you park at the portal which really hurts on the way back. Otherwise very beautiful trail, the lake is 100% worth the grind. Wish I would’ve backpacked instead of day hiked to have more time to explore. I recorded 13 miles round trip.

Cute little arch and trail. We saw several military planes flying overhead and some cute birds. Awesome views on the mountains if not covered by clouds.

Short and oh so sweet for our dusk stroll. The landscape is stunning and certainly dominates.

This version of the hke up Old Army Pass is challenging because the trail to the pass is in bad shape. Better to do the out and back to the lakes. Full guide on HikingGuy com

Awesome hike .. beautiful nature .. pretty cold while start hike .. only one spot covered with ice .. walk carefully. Lake was frozen. looks very beautiful.

This is a good site to check out the weather conditions on Mount Whitney plus every other Mountain. Not sure if this link will connect from here but you can copy paste it. https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-Whitney/forecasts/4418

Successful summit attempt on Sunday, 11/17/2019 as a day hike. 14.5 moving hours, about 45 total minutes of rest. Started at 12:45 am from Whitney Portal, reached the summit 9 hours later, started my descent at 10:15am and reached my car at 4pm. Absolutely stunning hike and I was lucky enough to get the last weekend of perfect weather before the first winter storm rolled in today. It was getting pretty cold as I reached above 12k feet, but once the sun came out things warmed up, even if it was still below freezing, and it got *really* warm as I made my way back down the switchbacks. Never really needed more than my base layer pants + shirt plus an insulated jacket and hiking pants. I also wore gloves and head band. Took most of it off on the descent. Trail Crest was an absolute b*tch and those last 1.9 miles were the longest 1.9 miles of my life. I'd look at my GPS every half hour wondering how far I got, and it was barely half a mile. Switchbacks were tough but not nearly as hard as the last few miles of the Ridgeline. I actually attempted this as a backpacking trip exactly 4 weeks prior to my successful summit attempt, but due to high winds, I lost sleep and lost my appetite, so I turned around after Trail Camp to go home safely. I have trained above 10k feet almost every weekend since August, starting hikes between 0030-0130 to get used to hiking early, and doing 10-20 miles per day. Whitney was the perfect end to snow-free hiking season and I'm so glad I got to accomplish this, even after a failed summit attempt in October.

hiking
scramble
22 days ago

We drove up on Saturday and slept in our car before an early 4:30 start on Sunday morning. The trail was easy to follow as it meandered its way up to the lakes. At 6, we got our first look Mt Langley, right as the sun rose. We made our way up Old Army pass before heading over to the last climb. Once we reached the base of the final boulder field, the wind died down, and the temperature up to a pleasant 65 degrees. It took a little longer to make it up the last section than we expected, but the views were worth it. After a few photos on the summit, we started back down. It was nice being able to stop at the streams to get more water on the way down. We go back to the cars well before we thought we would and were rewarded with a beautiful sunset drive down the mountain. Overall, this day hike worked out better than I expected, and I'm excited to head back.

Awesome conditions for a mid November ascent. Started at 2am. Temps around freezing before daybreak, but quite bearable while moving.

10/23/19 Day summited Whitney via Mountaineers Route and it was my hardest challenge yet. This trail brought me to my knees and pushed my limits beyond anything else. I was lucky to reserve a permit that someone else canceled 5 days before the date. Without any training or acclimation I drove 5 hrs from sea level after work and immediately started the hike upon arriving at the trail head. MR was extremely hard for me going up but on the way down via Whitney trail it was very easy, long and kind of boring. No snow on trail but some ice near by. Really cold and windy at summit.I definitely like to go back and do it again but this time I want to be 100% prepared and rested.

Hiked up to Mirror Lake on 11/11/2019 and stopped by the Lone Pine Lake on the way back. Beautiful views all around! Lots of switchbacks so would recommend bringing hiking poles. There is only one spot with ice on the ground but can just go to the sides to get past. At my rather leisurely pace, took 4 hours to get up and 2.5 to come down. Would definitely come back to summit Mt Whitney!

The mountaineering route was well worth it. It was safe. Technical class 3. No exposure in the couloir, slight exposure during the last pitch around the north side as you summit

hiking
rocky
28 days ago

11-09-2019 My friend and I started the cotton wood lakes trail at 7:23 AM,hiked 6 miles to the new army pass. Then we gradually made our way up to the army pass,new army pass is in excellent conditions and snow free,it looks intimidating at first,cause it just looks like a giant bolder field,but don’t get discouraged the trail is super safe,not technical and with stunning views. We set up camp on top off old army pass,just 1.6 mile from the summit that night. We had ideal weather conditions,no winds and not a cloud in the Sky. The sunset was probably the best I ever seen,and the sunrise was no different. 11-10-2019 We got up at 5:00 and made the push for the summit,ran out of water before I reached the summit. Still pushed on,reached the summit at 7:23 AM. The last mile with the sand and the boulders will make you want to give up,DONT. Fallow the cairns,remember this as you go up,the cairns are your friends. They will take you all the way up,fallow nothing else,unless you like the extra suffering. Came down through old army pass,I don’t understand why everyone makes such a big fuss about this section,it was way faster and easier then new army,there was zero snow on the old pass. There were two parts that were a little technical but it was so simple that even this cave man could do it lol <true story <<. Overall I loved every minute of it,and I will return once more.

11/10/19 I dayhiked MR, descending via the Main Trail and got a nice clean recording of it. I was so fortunate to have had the opportunity bag my first summit via MR in such perfect weather this late in the season. The E-ledges were not as scary as people make them out to be, even though we did them in the dark. The really tricky section was between the two Boy Scout Lakes where the runoff from Thor Lake left wide spans of slick ice. We had to go through the sage brush and so a little scrambling to avoid the ice. From Upper Boy Scout to Iceberg Lake was a real thigh buster. From Iceberg up the chute to the notch was very difficult because of all the loose scree. Even big 2 ft wide boulders would break loose and slide down. Needless to say, a helmet is mandatory. From the notch, there is only the “Final 400”. There appears to be 3 potential spots to climb up the rock wall that makes up the first 10 feet or so of the climb. We took the middle one. After that, it’s all about choosing the best lines to crest the top. I completed the main trail about a month earlier and was surprised that it was much easier than it is often made out to be. That tends to be the case here on AllTrails. But Mountaineer’s Route was an exception. This really was strenuous for me, and the challenge made the successful hike all the better.

hiking
29 days ago

We didn’t do the entire trail mainly because we got a late start and because I’m 6 months pregnant but the 6 miles that we did do was beautiful. Some ice in the streams but it wasn’t too cold outside. Weather was 74 and there are some shady spots too. It was a combination of uphill and downhill but nothing drastic or difficult. There are some sandy parts so you get a nice workout. Passed quite a few people going up and also coming back down so it’s not a super isolated trail. Hopefully we can do the entire trail next time but this was a great hike.

on Mount Whitney Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Had a great time going up the mountaineering route and down the regular route, hikeing from 4:30am - 7pm. The scramble for the MR is only in the last section, a lot of exposure, similar to class 4 CO 14ers. Wouldn't want to downclimb the MR tho. Such a beautiful day!

I dream of being there again!

amazing hike, tough at altitude

A fun hike, and a fun and scenic drive to reach the trailhead. This is a quick hike that showcases the unique geology of the Alabama Mountains. Stop by the Lone Pine Movie Museum for a map of the area. The trail is a nice short loop that takes you through small canyons and boulders to a view of Mobius Arch. There are a couple of other smaller arches to view as well.

Whitney 11/4

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

I summited in 9/14/19. Hiked up New Army Pass and down Old Army Pass. This mountain is a beast! The first quarter of the trail up to Cottonwood lakes is pleasant and moderate, but the second quarter getting up the pass after the lakes is very steep. There is a long flattish section 3/4 the way up, but then the last 1/4 is very steep and punishing. The trail near the top is very rocky and guided by large caryns, with many ways to get from point to point. Old Army Pass has a couple treacherous points and you should only take that route when there is minimal snow. I have to say this mountain is almost more challenging than Whitney, but then again it’s been 10 years since I’ve done Whitney so it could just feel more challenging to me! All in all it was very rewarding and a really great experience.

rock climbing
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Excellent route. Attempted twice, 10/26 and 11/3. Arrived at the notch on 11/3 but the sun was set and I was about to lose the light. Last 400' didn't look any more challenging than the scramble up the couloir but I really didn't want to down climb the whole way in the dark or get caught in the middle of the last 400' at night. Trail Notes: Ebersbacher ledges are the first place I was exposed to any significant falling hazard, but altogether is safe if you take your time and avoid risky route selection. Fairly straightforward trail from here to Lower Boy Scout lake that then turns into pretty vague trail and then a straight scramble through a boulder field and up the side of the incline until I dead ended at the base of a waterfall (frozen). From here you can either backtrack a little and crampon traverse the shallow, broad, frozen stream above the water fall feeding LBSL (risky IMO) or you can bushwhack through the vague trail(s) in the dense foliage (safer and annoying). Straight forward hike on some slabs up to Upper Boy Scout Lake. From UBSL you can hike around or over the benches to the South West of the lake. Here you can either route find and stay high on the incline or descend to a vague trail closer to the valley floor. Approach Iceberg Lake from either a lower couloir (loose gravel, some ice) that is somewhat hidden when approaching or up over the lip of some small ledges next to the waterfall (tricky, slippery). From Iceberg lake, the summit is nearly 2000' more feet of elevation. Scramble up about 1000' feet of boulder field, then onto the couloir. The couloir looks intimidating from the Lake, but once you are on it, the ledges are relatively safe and a slow and steady pace while keeping your head together is all you need. Stay on the left of the couloir but keep in mind you will need to bear right at the top to make the notch. Once at the notch, I cannot give any more advice other than from only having seen them. The backside traverse, even without snow, looks pretty steep and still had some ice patches. A guy mistakenly took this path off the top in May 2018 and slid to his death when it was snow covered. Probably very doable without significant snow coverage, but not my cup of tea. The final 400' is slightly less steep than the couloir. I would say it is doable if you can make it to the notch and have enough light left. Hiking out at night is hard and I've gotten lost the last two weekends for several hours. Good luck, be safe.

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