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jeffrawnFun Scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2012

jeffrawn

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

MountainHikerCO

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

SurfinPeakScience

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

jswitzkyBachelor "Party" hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2007
Made the trip with 2 buddies in lieu of a "bachelor party" before my wedding. Came via Cottonwood Lakes and New Army Pass, 4-day total. We didn't see another soul between crossing New Army Pass and hitting Trail Crest on summit day. First night was frigid (10 degrees), but summer-like weather after that. Some snow on the switchbacks heading down from the summit to the Portal.
Posted Aug 12, 2012 1:48 pm

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

NavySeabee

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

JoeK

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

dstevenson0204

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

Tonka

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

kenrw

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

joseyinnet

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

mengbo

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

SkydiveKenRe: Bear!

SkydiveKen

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

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

SkydiveKen

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

MountainHikerCO

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

Pfeiffer75Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2012

Pfeiffer75

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

carpejFirst time up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2012
started at night, didn't need headlamp it was almost a full moon.. beautiful hike ready to do it again this winter.
Posted Jul 7, 2012 10:54 pm

mccoyimages6-23-2012 #15 in a row  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012

mccoyimages

Today was our 15th summit in a row, the weather was good when we left the portal at 5:15 AM ,as we made our way up the main trail we started to encounter lots of people. We had decided when we left the car to make this a walk instead of our usual push for personal best time, a relief since we just finished the 54 mile evolution loop two days prior in 18 hrs. So this trip was fun we interacted with lots with people on the way up and gave big words of encouragement. As we reached trails crest the wind was ripping through the notch making it almost hard to stand up, just in time to meet a guy who had turned back do to the high winds. He asked if we would mind helping him to the summit, yes sir no problem , off we went head down jackets on we pushed forward , it was awesome we made it with our new guest and he was elated to see the summit, what a fun feeling watching one who had given up dig deep and succeed good job Carl.. look forward to next week . Trail is in great shape all the guys working on the trail thank you for all the hard work keeping the Whitney trail in such good condition..MW85
Posted Jun 24, 2012 11:05 am

pilz8Day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

pilz8

Beautiful hike up, not as crowded as I thought it would be. Super long going down! Epic views from the peak!
Posted Jun 18, 2012 7:49 am

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