I'm wondering if there's snow on the upper portions of the mountain. Know that we've been getting some rain over the course of the last couple of weeks in NorCal, but don't know the situation down there. Beta appreciated- thanks!
I plan to go backpacking for one night into the San Gorgonio Wilderness during Thanksgiving weekend.
What are my options considering these factors: 1. Less than 15 miles RT over 2 days. 2. Some trails are closed due to fire. 3. Water availability this time of year. 4. Many of the trails start at about 6000 feet and camps located at ~7000 feet. The temps at that altitude will probably be below 30s. that's too ...
I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for backpacking with a big (>5) group for the November 20 weekend. Permits are the biggest concern here. Personally, I would love to go further east to areas within Inyo since they don't require permits after Nov 15. But I'm coming from SF and 4 hours drive for a weekend is much more comfortable than a 6 hour onE.
I'm thinking about taking a trip there late this month or early December. Does anyone who have experience with this peak know if both crampons and ice axe are necessary? I know it's stated as recommended equipment in the SP page, but since it's still relatively early in the winter I'm wondering if it'll be different. It'll be my first time in the snow (if it has any at that time) and just wanted to ...
I believe that this is en route to the first winter ascent of Mt Lyell in 1936. If anyone can help me to confirm this, I'll post the remaining photos with a good group shot. Ongoing thanks to all. Mike
Is it possible there will be no snow of concern on Mt. Whitney as late as December 7, 2015 ? Will the drought continue long enough so that little snow falls ? Will it, as predicted be a heavy snowfall winter, albeit late in coming? Curious to anyone's observation. WADE