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DukeJHMeh...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2012


Via standard route under threatening skies in a touch under 11 hours. Maybe better on the Mountaineers Route?
Posted Sep 10, 2012 3:11 pm

HaddadbTop of North America  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012


Second attempt on Whitney Summit. Last year tried the Mountaineers route, but it was too snowy and sunny at the same time, and got sun poisoning on the way up. This time went for the main trail and summited no problem!
Posted Sep 10, 2012 3:07 pm

sangusLabor Day Weekend Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012


Clear day with sweet views and cool temperature. Day hiked Whitney starting 3:50 (with a full moon) ending at 17:38 on the main trail from Whitney Portal.
Posted Sep 4, 2012 3:49 pm

WayneFryMR  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012


Climbed with a couple of guys from SMG (Dakin and Leath). Stuck to the left side of the main chute then climbed the second chute on the north side. Lots of loose rock in the gullies but manageable.
Posted Sep 4, 2012 3:11 pm

jeffrawnFun Scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2012


The class 3 scramble of the Mountaineers Route (and parts of the North Fork Lone Pine Creek Trail) is a definite superior choice over the 22 miles and endless switchbacks of the Mt. Whitney Trail. I enjoyed the challenge, scenery and good time with my son as we bagged our first CA 14er and Lower-48 HP. That and a couple days in Yosemite to get acclimated were a great culmination to a month of "getting as high as we can" (Elbert, Massive, then Whitney)! If we can get Rainier next summer we will have the top five highest peaks in the Lower-48.
Posted Aug 30, 2012 1:06 am

MountainHikerCOBear!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012


Long day car to car. Had bear encounter in parking lot before starting.
Posted Aug 28, 2012 10:31 pm

trexkerryDayhike on Main Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2012
Had a lot of fun with this one after wanting to do it for a long time. Left Portal at 4:30, summit at 11:15 - went to do Keeler Needle afterword but the last couple of steps were a little more exposure than I wanted so I backed off 7 feet from that summit. Enjoyable day, back to the car just after 5:00 PM, and back home in Tracy before midnight.
Posted Aug 26, 2012 12:10 am

SurfinPeakScienceFootsteps of Muir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2012


Via Mountaineers Route...the whole North Fork of Lone Pine Creek is magnificent!
Posted Aug 16, 2012 2:09 pm

NavySeabeeSecond Time from Portal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2012


Better views (if that's possible) second time and five years after my previous climb. Adding Crooks Peak and Discovery Pinnacle this time were fun diversions. Had great compadres to hike with too!
Posted Aug 8, 2012 1:44 pm

JoeKLeisure  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012


Did a quick run up to Muir after hauling pack to trail camp. Got back to camp for a bit of sleep then did a leisurely ascent to Whitney with the rest of the group. Also bagged Langley earlier in the week. Fun week in the Eastern Sierra.
Posted Aug 3, 2012 2:58 pm

dstevenson0204Beautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011


Did the Mountaineering route. Camped two night! Had a lot of fun!
Posted Aug 2, 2012 5:05 pm

TonkaBluebird Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2012


Great day all around. We had great weather and a really fun time on both the mountain and in Lone Pine. Main trail.
Posted Jul 29, 2012 1:28 am

kenrwPerfect  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2012


Left @ 4:30am. Summit at 10:30am. Perfect weather. Hey, don't worry about getting a day-use permit. There are plenty available the day before you need it. There are about 30-50% cancellations, and that puts 30-50 permits back into the pool by 3pm the day before. The ranger told me that there are several unused permits every day. I drove down from Bend, OR and did not have a concern getting a permit. Also, there is not fee for a permit obtained the day before it is needed.
Posted Jul 28, 2012 4:37 pm

joseyinnet15th HP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2012


Did this with my brother (his first time peakbagging). I was actually expecting the whole thing to be a lot harder, but my feet/legs didn't even hurt. My brother thought it was a lot harder though. Went up to the top in a day and then camped at trail camp. Finished off with pancakes at the trailhead.
Posted Jul 17, 2012 2:06 am

mengboVia Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2012


2x. Hiked with Jean via mountaineer's route. Camped at Iceberg Lake.
Posted Jul 16, 2012 2:52 pm

Joshb4Finally  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010
At the end of a successful solo JMT
Posted Jul 11, 2012 4:53 pm

SkydiveKen8th summit the hard way  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2012


Ran from Onion Valley to Whitney portal. Made the side trip to Whitney but did not have it in me to do Muir too.

48 miles and over 15,000' of gain in 23 hrs = ouch!

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Posted Jul 11, 2012 4:34 pm

MountainHikerCOBear!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012


Via Standard Route. Had bear encounter in parking lot before starting. He was sneaking up on my wife’s side of the car when we were getting ready. Was able to shoo it away. Do NOT leave your pack or any food unguarded. He was patrolling for a quick steal. Use the bear boxes.
Posted Jul 8, 2012 6:24 pm

SkydiveKenRe: Bear!


My partner and I were sitting in his truck trying to get some rest before our climb. Had a bear climb into the bed of the truck with us in the cab. At first I thought my partner was just moving around trying to get comfortable. He though it was me moving around. It was so dark that it took us a while to realize that is was not either one of us. When we shined a flash light into the bed, we saw a small black bear just on the other side of the window with my water bottle in it's mouth. Pretty sure he was more scared then us by the way he leaped out of the truck.
Posted Jul 11, 2012 4:43 pm

Pfeiffer75Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2012


Climbed via the Mountaineers Route. No snow at all in the coulior.
Posted Jul 8, 2012 2:06 pm

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