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Mount Whitney: The Complete Trailhead-To-Summit Hiking Guide
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Mount Whitney: The Complete Trailhead-To-Summit Hiking Guide

 
Mount Whitney: The Complete Trailhead-To-Summit Hiking Guide

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Object Title: Mount Whitney: The Complete Trailhead-To-Summit Hiking Guide

Manufacturer: Paul Richins Jr. (Moutaineers Books)

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Page By: Alpinist

Created/Edited: Mar 19, 2007 / Mar 31, 2007

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Product Description

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 Details

    Price: $14.95
    Paperback: 176 pages
    Publisher: Mountaineers Books (April 2001)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0898867665
    ISBN-13: 978-0898867664
    Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
    Shipping Weight: 10.7 ounces



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hundyMount Whitney: The Complete Trailhead-To-Summit Hiking Guide

Voted 5/5

This book is a great book, full of alot of information. I did the Main Whitney Trail in 2005, I did not read the book at that time. I did not make the lottery this year, so I picked up the book. I found so many other routes to take up to Whitney, I did not know there were that many. This book describes each route in great detail. I found a route that I liked and was able to get a permit for that route. This book has everything you need to plan a trip to Whitney. This book describes the route so well, I feel I don't even need a map to complete it. (I am bringing one, I am just making a point.) I stongly reccomend this book to anyone planning futrure trip to Mount Whitney.
Posted Mar 20, 2007 9:07 pm

MarmadukeGreat Read

Voted 5/5

Detailed, interesting and rave reviews from the pros. Can't wait to use his directions in helping me summit Whitney.
Posted Feb 12, 2010 12:34 am

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