Planning on heading up whitney this weekend with a friend, and had a couple questions.
I feel like I'll get flamed for asking, but, it looks like there may be some snow coming in tomorrow. If it storms for a couple days, then warms up, are we looking at considerable avy hazard over the weekend? We'd of course check the east side avy forecast before going, but wanted to hear some experienced opinions. My googling/reading leads me to think avy danger on the route is (relatively) low.
Given that this has been an above average snow year, are we still likely to be able to avoid the ledges? (not worried about them, but would prefer the path of least resistance)
Also, for actually summiting. Is it best to wake up pretty early from ubsl or iceberg (like 5ish), or wait until later for the snow in the chute to soften up?
Lastly, both of us haven't done the route before. If any other SPers were planning on heading up, or feel like heading up, we definitely wouldn't mind going with someone else (especially if you've done it before.)