Mount Whitney Additions and Corrections
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|brutus of wyde||Untitled Comment|
|Feel free to link it to the "Overview section" of the Whitney main page. |
|Posted Jan 3, 2006 2:55 pm|
|redsplashman23||Elevation is now 14,505 feet|
http://www.halfaya.org/leo/hiking/Whitney/index.htm (Mount Whitney is apparently 14,505 feet according to the latest measurement (see this Wikipedia article), and the trail is 22 miles out-and-back with a net elevation gain of 6130 feet (but also some descent in the middle, so there is more overall climbing).
|Posted Oct 3, 2006 6:06 pm|
|stepho||Whitney Keeler Couloir|
|I thought Whitney Keeler Couloir is class 4.|
|Posted Jan 5, 2008 6:09 pm|
|bearbnz||More red tape|
|The North Fork of Lone Pine Creek now requires a lottery permit. From the INF:|
Originally Posted By: Inyo National Forest2008 Update: Mt Whitney Zone Day Use Quota applies for all day hikes into the Mt. Whitney Zone.
This affects all visitors that will day hike into the Mt. Whitney Zone and includes all trails, cross country travel, including the Mountaineers Route, East Face/ East Buttress and other summits within the Mt Whitney Zone. Day use of North Fork of Lone Pine Creek trail is included in the Mt. Whitney Day Use quota of 100 people each day. Visitors with an overnight permit into the Mt Whitney Zone do not require an additional day permit, the overnight permit is valid.
|Posted Jan 20, 2008 12:17 am|
|It is true that there are only 100 day-use permits. Most are reserved in advance. HOWEVER, the reality is that about a third are pushed back into the pool every day. There are a lot of cancellations. After 3pm the day before the permit date, about 30-50 day-use permits are available. Do yourself a favor, don't bother reserving a permit. It will be almost certainly be available the day before you need it. Also, there is no fee for getting a permit the day before it is used as a walk-in permit request. I drove down from Bend, OR, and was not concerned about getting a permit.|
|Posted Jul 28, 2012 4:16 pm|
|AskaRanger||More red tape 2012|
|2012 permit software was moved online to Recreation.gov so a few details have changed for the Mt Whitney Lottery.|
•No more applications by mail or fax.
•Lottery applications are filled out online, from Feb 1 to March 15.
•Computerized random selection starts on March 16
•Open slots after the lottery can be reserved online starting April 1.
•Recreation.gov applies a $6 per application fee
•Inyo’s $15 per person fee only applies if you get a reservation.
Here’s the link directly to the lottery page:
North Fork of Lone Pine Creek is included in the waste management area, so please update your reference to burying poop to reflect use of wag bags.
|Posted Sep 9, 2012 12:23 pm|
|Diggler||Re: More red tape 2012|
|The red tape (r)evolution continues! Thanks for posting.|
|Posted Sep 10, 2012 9:42 pm|