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Whitney Portal the staging area to climb Mt Whitney Elevation 9000

Whitney Portal the staging area to climb Mt Whitney Elevation 9000


Whitney Portal the staging area to climb Mt Whitney. Elevation, 9000 ft.

Mount Whitney Mountaineer's Route

You need a multi-day permit to camp at Lone Pine Lake (Charles Hirsch photo)


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The Whitney Portal National Recreation Trail runs right through the Portal car-camping area

Me And Dennis on Whitney Summit

Looking towards Mt. Whitney. Our goal when we hike thru the sie is to


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Trailhead Sawmill

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Steven on the summit of Mt. Whitney.

The face of Whitney near Iceberg Lake. This was taken on the way down-As a general rule, I do not take pictures on the ascent.

Don't forget your Whitney Portal campsite reservation if base camping at altitude is part of your plan (and it should be)


Rock-hopping in Lyell Canyon just below Donohue Pass.


99-Switch back on Mt. Whitney Trail

Total time from Trail Camp to the summit of Mt. Whitney


Kori Dickinson

Extreme Sierra. Extreme Events. “On top of Mt. Whitney” ...

Lone Pine Peak from the Alabama Hills, Inyo National Forest, California; photo by Russ Bishop

Mt. Shuksan is a glaciated masiff rising to 9,131 ft, sandwiched between the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and North Cascades National Park.

Elevation[edit]. Mount Whitney ...

Rob & Dave on Mt. Whitney, 14,495'


Overnight backpacking trip to one of my favorite peaks in SoCal. July 4, 2018

It was an impressive pass to share with Kelsey. We were leaving the Kings River drainage and dropping into the Kern River watershed.


Aerial view of Mount Whitney and Mount Young with the Kaweah Peaks beyond Kern Canyon. By Roy Curtis. Reno, Nevada


Chelsea and me scrambling up Fremont Peak's rocky slope.

When the topic of me doing the family hike this year came up, my wife Deaun asked me why the hesitation. I love the out doors. Hiking, fishing camping Mt ...

After clicking on the "Mt Whitney Trail Overnight Permit" link from the search results page, it should look like this. Click on "Mt Whitney Trail JM 35."

Nearby Highway 395 in central California provides a staging area for those who seek to hike up to the lower 48 states' highest mountain, Mt. Whitney.

I had been to numerous mountain lakes in Washington, but never one at this elevation, which was much higher than most of the peaks ...

Mt. Whitney summit September 18, 2013

Aerial view of Mount Whitney and the Upper Kern Basin, with Table Mountain in the distance. By Roy Curtis. Reno, Nevada

This a glimpse down from the trail that meandered along a narrow ridge between Trail Crest and Whitney's summit. Lakes are numerous on either side of the ...

Day 5 Summit View

Mount Whitney

After 3 miles of post-holing in Northern Utah, I had to pack Moo

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Team Tender plans to spend 6 days in the backcountry, allowing ample time to summit Mt. Shuksan, as well as a potential secondary objective.

The road descends and lands at a T-intersection facing the sign. Turn right toward Vogel Flat.


Brown Bear Pass looking South

Nearby Highway 395 in central California provides a staging area for those who seek to hike up to the lower 48 states' highest mountain, Mt. Whitney.


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It was a long day in Alabama Hills on Saturday. I ended up being there

Island Pass. Banner Peak in the background.

In an effort to kill time before hotel check-in time, we stopped by

Hot Springs, South Dakota - 1999

Mt. Lola is the highest Sierra peak north of Interstate 80, the high point of Nevada County, and the northernmost point from which the waters of Lake Tahoe ...

This photo was taken along the way and shows both Mt. Whitney and Mt. Muir. We also climbed Muir on our way back from Whitney. It was just off the trail and ...

At 9,000 feet Elevation looking up.

JMT | DAY 19 | The End | After a long hike out we, first


Looking north fron the Sunmit of Mount Whitney along rhe spine of the High Sierras. The deep dry Owens Valley is on the right

Aerial view of Mount Whitney (from the north). Mount Russell. Mount Hitchcock, and Mount Langley. By Francis P. Farquhar

Raising our glasses to Oregon after summiting six peaks in five days, personally I attempted

Onion Valley Rd Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling


Pika - mountain mascot

This is a strenuous 15-17 mile hike with a 3,500+ ft. elevation gain, some off-trail hiking and ridge hiking between the two peaks.

Or not to mention the fact one of your favorite places to ski is out at the Book Ends at Snowbird. To get out there it requires a traverse around a cliff ...


I started on elevation meds. It was time. They did help, but so did Kelsey carrying my pack last short ways.

Joe in the Escape Pro Bivvy, looking at our route as the light increases

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Camping at Thousand Island Lake.

Chief Crazy Horse Memorial - 1999

Most people know that Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park is the lowest point in

Sunrise over the mountains adjacent to Mount Whitney.

me on exum ridge

... the summit of Whitney. If we had continued down the other side, we would have dropped into a region of monstrous mountains and lakes in Sequoia National ...

Online outdoor gear markets such as High Sierra Trading Post and BackCountry.com are great ways to save money on gear, however I have never personally ...

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But my fear of high places and how I deal or not deal with will be address in another instalment of my blog. The intention of this installment is to deal ...

Some climbing is un-protectable on the smooth slick-rock. Author, free climbing in wet shoes over a pour-off (an overhanging cliff that blocks a canyon).

Wasting blocks of aplite. summit of Mount Whitney. By François Matthes


September 13-19, Kearsarge Pass re-supply to Whitney Portal


The Crestones as seen from Mount Adams. From left to right: Crestone Needle, Crestone Peak, Columbia Point, Kit Carson Peak, Challenger Point.

Elevation: 10,881 feet - Elevation gain from Armstrong trail 2,700 ft. Difficulty: Very advanced (long distance, high elevation, oxygen deprivation)

Pinnacles National Monument until 2012 when it was designated a National Park. 5 miles east