Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the lower forty-eight states, is one of the West's ultimate climbing and hiking destinations. In addition to the popular climb to the top via the Mount Whitney Trail, there are also less-crowded trails to the summit that traverse some of the most stunning terrain imaginable. This hiking guide is the definitive, most complete resource-not just to the Mount Whitney Trail, but to those others as well.
Excellent, well-researched route descriptions and planning information make this guide an exceptional resource. A section on what to expect covers weather, high-altitude problems, hydration, and the wildlife you might encounter along the way. Trip-planning tips, plus information on wilderness permits and regulations, thoroughly prepare hikers for any kind of outing, from a one-day ascent to a week-long backpack to a night climb.
- Offers a full range of options for every kind of hiker, novice to experienced
- Covers 13 routes to the summit, from a one-day ascent to a week-long backpack
- Includes route descriptions for five other 14,000+ footers-Langley, Russell, Muir, Tyndall, and Williamson
Product DetailsPrice: $14.95
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Mountaineers Books (April 2001)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.7 ounces