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boisedocCrowded  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2002

boisedoc

Climbed it via the trail from Whitney Portal in 1995 and from the west side during a backpack in 2002. Good for people watching.
Posted Sep 11, 2006 5:20 am

MelbaToastAmazing Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2006

MelbaToast

My first time at Whitney. Started on the main trail at 1:00 a.m and summited by 9:30. Got back to the car by 6:00. Gorgeous full moon, perfect weather, helluva hike. Only a few problems. My water bladder sprang a leak just below Trail Camp. I had enough backup gatorade and water, but my partner ran out on the way down from the summit. Mini-epic but he had a filter so when we got to the switchbacks he was able to refill from the snowmelt on the trail. Very glad I went along - Trail Crest and the "windows" were absolutely awesome.
Posted Sep 10, 2006 6:12 am

RSN473East Face  Sucess!

RSN473

Great weather Great climb!
Posted Sep 5, 2006 8:11 pm

Travis_Main Trail Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2006

Travis_

Started at 3:30 am, summited by 8:55 am. Great sunrise. Great hike. Want to try the mountaineers route now. Tried to summit Muir on the way back, but was tired and not comfortable doing the class 3 alone,
Posted Sep 5, 2006 3:16 am

BLTMy first 14er, period.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2006

BLT

Took 3 days, 2 nights and enjoyed it all. Thanks to good fortune with the weather and lots of training hikes, I had no problems.
Posted Sep 3, 2006 12:58 am

jonhershWhitney Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1998

jonhersh

My first California 14er.
Posted Sep 1, 2006 1:59 am

RockmanFourth and Last  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2005

Rockman

Nice to of said I've done the highest.
Posted Aug 29, 2006 5:21 am

mdashMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2004

mdash

My first California 14er--lucked out and got a permit 2 days before. Day-hiked it. Gorgeous day for the summit.
Posted Aug 26, 2006 6:32 pm

2skinnersHP #2 Mount Whitney Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2006

2skinners

Camped at trail camp with SP members brettwilli, rangermatt, and jonnyboots as part of a two day summit bid. Brettwilli and Jonnyboots both summitted on Day one. While rangermatt and I summitted on day two. Very beautiful scenery and a long grueling climb with a large pack. Could be done in a long day with a day pack much easier than lugging a 30 lb pack up to camp in my opinion. Reached the summit about an hour short of sunrise, but well worth getting up early.
Posted Aug 25, 2006 5:54 am

rangermattSunrise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2006

rangermatt

Night at Trail Camp, then up on Whitney at 7am. Had the summit to ourselves! (for a bit)
Posted Aug 18, 2006 2:48 am

plumeSunshine Peewee  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2006

plume

Beautiful climb. Despite Whitney having the cache of being the tallest, this really is a Sierra classic. Will repeat if neccessary, which it no doubt will be in coming years.
Posted Aug 17, 2006 11:28 pm

jonnybootsMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2006

jonnyboots

Nice climb. Beautiful weather.
Posted Aug 17, 2006 4:54 am

osatrikSHP #34 in 1989
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 1989

osatrik

Two day trip with daughter Vanessa on our highpoints quest in 1989. This was the 34th of my 49 state high points, and Vanessa's 33rd.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 8:00 pm

kk6ybCottonwood Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2006

kk6yb

Enjoyable early morning climb from Guitar Lake in the shade. Beautiful blue skies on top, no clouds or wind. Gary's 2nd summit on Whitney, Gabriela's first. Dan Heuschele also summited with us.
Posted Aug 11, 2006 7:51 pm

climbingchicsecond attempt
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

climbingchic

What an awesome mountain! second attempt and had to quit a mile from the summit. I was dragging really bad and plus the weather was going bad. Next year I'll just do the MR. The main trail is not too bad, but I'd rather get to the peak with a little scrambling and climbing involved.
Posted Aug 9, 2006 4:32 am

kngalaricEveryone and their imaginary dog climbs Whitney  Sucess!

kngalaric

I made it up and down Muir and Whitney in twelve hours. Not a world record, but I was proud of my pace. Great trail even with all of the people. It hailed on me up top, it was a bit scary. August 2004
Posted Aug 9, 2006 1:48 am

CNC DaveMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

CNC Dave

Did the traditional two day trip with one night at trail camp. Got to the summit at 10:30 next day. Perfect weather. Oldmanmike was with me and did Muir, Keeler, and Day needles along the way. Lots of nice people on this trail with outrageous views.
Posted Aug 8, 2006 4:07 am

bnschwerinWhitney Trail- 1 day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2006

bnschwerin

First time on a fourteener, we felt the altitude a little bit right at the top, but lunch on the summit seemed to fix that. Up and down in 12 1/2 hours (3:00am - 3:30pm) , nice not to be carrying full packs up to camp, people we passed who were, looked hot and miserable. One small snow patch presented no problem. Next time a climbing route!
Posted Aug 8, 2006 3:24 am

RenardoOne long dayhike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2005

Renardo

Decided to do this one as a dayhike. Was the first one to sign the summit log at 8 AM after leaving at 1 AM (7 hours). Stayed up top for an hour and was back down in another 7 hours. Ice on the trail early in the morning made for slow going. Was extremely hot on the way down, close to 90 F at high camp!
Posted Aug 6, 2006 9:43 pm

mtn_pikaBeautiful weather on Whitney Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

mtn_pika

Drove 610 miles from Salt Lake City, Utah to climb Whitney with friends. We camped the first night at Whitney portal -- having never been in bear country, I spent most of the night awake wondering if every noise was a bear. The next morning, we hiked the Whitney trail to Trail Camp and stayed here prior to our summit climb the next morning. The weather forecast called for thunderstorms -- several hikers on their way down commented on the blustery weather at trail camp on the previous night, having endured lightning, hail, snow and high winds. Although dark clouds threatened us for a large portion of the day, they cleared up by nightfall, leaving behind the most astounding star-filled sky I have ever seen. The morning sunrise over the lake at trail camp was equally amazing. We summited on 7/30/06 at about 10:15 a.m. -- again, dark clouds threatening but failing to organize. An amazing experience.
Posted Aug 2, 2006 10:26 pm

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