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AceSierraMWT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2009


A very very very long walk. An extremely long day gave me a good chance to delve deep into the very soul of my GF, haha.
Posted Aug 8, 2013 10:45 am

WalkoutnowHP #15  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2013


Mountaineers route. Started at 530am, summit at 130. Took a nice little break at iceberg lake. Was a great experience and challenge. Took Whitney trail down, 5 hours nonstop, beating. Overall though a great day with great weather! Shout out to Matt for climbing with me from UBS lake on up.
Posted Aug 5, 2013 12:08 am

jfulcherWhitney trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2013


Awesome day hike.
Posted Aug 2, 2013 2:52 am

craig5128 days, 60 miles  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1996


Climbed Whitney as a long Boy Scout trip back in high school or so. Very memorable trip. Next time will be the mountaineers route or some other rock route.
Posted Aug 2, 2013 12:35 am

lzpupMountaineer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2013


Rain backed off for perfect weather. Day 1 to just below ice berg. Day 2 up the buttress then into the gulley, travers at the notch ( not a fan) .lots of scene on the way down. Packed up and down to lbs after a nap, out the next morning
Posted Jul 27, 2013 3:55 pm

hightinerary21  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2016


A clear but cold and extremely windy day. It was my 21st time.
Posted Jul 25, 2013 11:20 am

jdmorehouseThe Trail Was a River  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2013


After two days (and nights) of heavy rain, the mountain was a river. We left for Whitney Portal around 4:00 a.m. and it was still raining. Up on the switchbacks to Whitney Portal we found numerous rock slides, which we had to clear enough to get around and continue. We learned later the road was closed after we'd already passed through. The last half mile before the trail head parking was washed out, so we parked and hiked the extra distance. It quit raining shortly after we left, but roughly one mile from the trail head, Lone Pine Creek was running at full tilt, so we had to ford it, taking shoes, socks, and pant bottoms off to get across. There were other crossings what were also across the flooding creek. The trail was basically a running stream over much of the climb, especially in the lower elevations, and most of the 97 or so switch backs before the crest. Up there along the crest we were in the clouds and visibility was very poor. When we finally made the summit, we heard some distant thunder, and the register was a soggy mulch. On the way down though, the clouds started breaking up and the weather improved some. The people who had back packed in the day before looked like drowned rats, and many turned back with out attempting the summit. Since the road was closed, we saw very few people after Trail Camp. The whole trip took about 14 hours. It was great. For pictures and a more detailed report, look here: http://400000milesandcounting.blogspot.com/2013/07/mount-whitney-day-hike-july-23-2013.html
Posted Jul 24, 2013 5:52 pm

nicozoneExtended Weekend  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2013


After quitting my job in December and switching gears to become a full-time student again, I knew that I would needed to give myself a nice treat during the summer months; permits for North Fork of Lone Pine Creek-JM34 just happened to be it. We were a group of four, all current/former Mazamas, and we had a great time on the Mountaineer's Route to the top. Very few people on the whole route and serene views abound.
Posted Jul 18, 2013 7:58 pm

David MortensenWhitney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2013

David Mortensen

I did this with my wife. It was a long day (we were both pretty tired). The area was beautiful and we enjoyed the views on the way up just as much as from the summit. We both got a little sick from altitude and slowed down a little on the final approach to the summit, but we made it eventually. I climbed Keeler Needle, Crook's, and Mt. Muir on the way down.
Posted Jul 11, 2013 7:24 pm

theflyingmountaineerBeyond expectations  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2013


An absolutely unprecedented ascent via the Mountaineer's Route. We summitted at 9:30 a.m. under a blue sky with puffy white clouds. Temps were in the 50's and a light breeze was blowing. Nothing could have made the climb a better one.
Posted Jul 9, 2013 6:41 pm

trexkerryWhitney and Muir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013
Dayhike via the MW Trail - second time up Whitney. After summiting went up Keeler Needle to the final couple of rocks before backing off then bagged Mt. Muir on the way back. Trip report at http://www.mountainhiker.org/trip_report.aspx?id=95
Posted Jun 30, 2013 4:45 pm

JRaphaelsonRoute: Mountaineer's to Whitney Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2013


Hiked Whitney via the Mountaineer's Route in one long day. Altitude killed us after just being at sea level a few days prior. But the return trip on the Whitney Trail was very manageable.
Posted Jun 21, 2013 7:27 pm

Ammon HatchNice loop.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2013

Ammon Hatch

Ascended mountaineers route in dry conditions (some snow in gully that was easily avoided) and descended Whitney Trail. 11.5 hours round trip. Beautiful day in the mountains.
Posted Jun 13, 2013 4:46 pm

scgrantAwesome Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2013


An absolutely amazing day. Not a cloud in the sky the whole time we were on the mountain. Spent close to an hour on the summit taking it all in. We had the summit to ourselves for a good portion of that hour. Still early enough in the season we were able to amend our permit so we could ascend via the Whitney trail and descend via the Mountaineers Route. Made for an amazing loop allowing us to take in the beauty and uniqueness of both drainages. Total round trip time was exactly 14 hours including the time on top.
Posted May 20, 2013 2:06 pm

DrHillLong hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2004


Via the trail. In one day with the fam
Posted Apr 19, 2013 11:38 pm

faginMountaineers Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007


Boiling hot day until we hit the wind on the summit. Lovely view, better than I'd been expecting. Wish I could afford to go back to the US
Posted Mar 24, 2013 8:43 am

cwharringtonlawDay Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2010
Attempted mountaineers route the previous fall and got crushed by weather. Returned for a solo day hike of the trail and celebratory burger. Saw a bear steal someones pack in the parking lot. He chased the bear while his wife cried in horror. Ahhhh, nature.
Posted Mar 15, 2013 10:22 am

royandersonEnd of High Sierra Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2006


My brother Ed and I finished the High Sierra Trail here (or, more accurately, at the Whitney Portal after this summit).
Posted Mar 9, 2013 9:51 pm

mrchad93x  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2013


First climbed from WP in 2003. Hiked the JMT in 2006 and had planned to sleep on the summit the last night, but a big cold front, hunger, and want for a shower lead us to bail and hike out instead.

Last trip was in March 2013 in good conditions up the Mountaineer's Route.
Posted Mar 4, 2013 5:13 pm

mebo1126Loved it!  Sucess!


I did this over the course of 3 days with my best friend and mom. On day 1 we backpacked to trail camp. Day 2 we summitted and slept at trail camp. Day 3 we hiked back down. We felt so cool when we walked into the Whitney Portal campground until we saw the finish line/many runners completing the badwater ultramarathon. Next goal?
Posted Feb 17, 2013 5:27 pm

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