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Fast-Food Restaurants on the Top of Mt Whitney

Postby clmbr » Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:48 pm

Sometimes while climbing and tired of all the food I take to the mountains and cannot eat I have a desire for a hamburger, fries and soda (or cold beer), but obviously that type of food is out of reach till coming back to a nearby town in a reasonable time; otherwise, everything is closed anyway.

What if you reach the top of one of so many popular mountains and such fantasy could be fulfilled?

Guten Appetit! :)

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Re: Fast-Food Restaurants on the Top of Mt Whitney

Postby ZeeJay » Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:24 pm

There is a cafeteria on top of Mount Washington, the highpoint of New Hampshire. I forgot my lunch once and it sure came in handy.
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Re: Fast-Food Restaurants on the Top of Mt Whitney

Postby Vitaliy M. » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:42 pm

Would be fairly fun to haul up stoves and make a hot chocolate stand on top of Mt. Shasta during one of the warm and busy summer weekends...very doable too.
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Re: Fast-Food Restaurants on the Top of Mt Whitney

Postby artrock23 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:14 pm

clmbr wrote:Sometimes while climbing and tired of all the food I take to the mountains and cannot eat I have a desire for a hamburger, fries and soda (or cold beer), but obviously that type of food is out of reach till coming back to a nearby town in a reasonable time; otherwise, everything is closed anyway.

What if you reach the top of one of so many popular mountains and such fantasy could be fulfilled?

Guten Appetit! :)

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That's hilarious! :lol:

With what a circus it is on the class 1 route (permits, crowds, wag bags, etc), a McDonalds on the summit doesn't seem too far-fetched.
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Re: Fast-Food Restaurants on the Top of Mt Whitney

Postby phydeux » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:53 pm

Don't forget the long-debated ide of putting a Starbucks up there, too. Why not take advantage of the early-morning summiters that need a caffeine 'fix'. :D

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Re: Fast-Food Restaurants on the Top of Mt Whitney

Postby Clark_Griswold » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:49 am

Pike's Peak Summit Cafeteria?
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Re: Fast-Food Restaurants on the Top of Mt Whitney

Postby Mark Doiron » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:46 am

We have state highpointers and park pointers (for those trying to reach the high points of the U.S. national parks), maybe we need a name for those who are trying to reach the summits where there is a food/snack provider. I'm trying to think of a catchy one for these intrepid adventurers. Snack pointers? Then some ambitious person can start a list here on SP--I'll offer up Cadillac Mountain (Acadia NP) and Glacier Point (Yosemite).
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Re: Fast-Food Restaurants on the Top of Mt Whitney

Postby clmbr » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:19 pm

phydeux wrote:Don't forget the long-debated ide of putting a Starbucks up there, too. Why not take advantage of the early-morning summiters that need a caffeine 'fix'. :D

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I don’t really drink coffee while climbing or hiking but for sure many would like that possibility, especially on the top. :D
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Re: Fast-Food Restaurants on the Top of Mt Whitney

Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:22 pm

Sadly, the spray painted graffiti is already a reality
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Re: Fast-Food Restaurants on the Top of Mt Whitney

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Re: Fast-Food Restaurants on the Top of Mt Whitney

Postby ROL » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:21 am

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Nice! Free WIFI at the top of the East Face so all you millenials can update your Facebook with your latest heroic "missions". :P
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Re: Fast-Food Restaurants on the Top of Mt Whitney

Postby Bob Burd » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:15 am

Turns out you don't need WiFi to keep your facebook updated. I went up the Whitney Trail with my cousin and some of his family a few weeks ago. He would stop every half hour to take another photo to update FB with. He was genuinely unhappy when he couldn't get a signal in places. I wanted to grab it out of his hand and toss it into the talus.
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Re: Fast-Food Restaurants on the Top of Mt Whitney

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Re: Fast-Food Restaurants on the Top of Mt Whitney

Postby Kiefer » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:03 pm

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Re: Fast-Food Restaurants on the Top of Mt Whitney

Postby Kiefer » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:04 pm

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