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cafzalThe Sublime Whites  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2012


Hiked up the usual route from the trailhead before the research station. Arrived at 2 after a day spent meandering around Schulman and Patriarch, looking at the mightily old Bristlecone pines. A thunderstorm broke out to the east, lightening close by and thunder roaring from the hill immediately above me so I dipped down below the trail and cut across. Passed hikers fleeing the peak but I decided since I made it all the way there I'd continue onward. Ran up the last section of the peak since I could feel the static in the air and reached the summit with a fantastic view of the thunderstorm striking below to the east in Nevada. Sublime scenery and a look at the Great Basin. Despite the ease of climbing it via the standard route (around 3000' gain roundtrip, around 15 mi), this was a surprisingly awesome summit. I ran down much of the peak and hiked home, arriving at my car in time for sunset and getting a taste of the amazing stargazing of the Whites on my drive back to Bishop. The first 14'er I've climbed, hopefully many to come.
Posted Sep 23, 2012 10:08 pm

BCLWhite Mountain Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2012


Standard route past the research center. Highlights were the flat tire on the drive in and the large group of big horn sheep near the road.
Posted Aug 25, 2012 1:06 pm

ericwillhiteAfter climbing Nevada HP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2012


In the morning climbed Nevada's Highpoint Boundary Peak. Wanting more, a new friend and I that I met on Boundary drove down to White Mountain Peak and bagged it in the evening hours that same day. What a day! Maps and Pictures of White Mountain Peak
Posted Jul 30, 2012 3:10 am

kenrwMountain bike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2012


I left Bend, OR on Monday. I was on the summit the next day with my mountain bike. I was planning to hang-out at the gate and putter around, and go for the summit the next day. However, I rode up to the Barcroft Science Station, and I felt really good. So I continued on.

From gate to summit: 2 hours 45 minutes.
Summit to gate: less than 90 minutes.

I had to push the bike up the "scree" like conditions of the "road" the last 1/2 mile. I did ride down the whole way. It was a blast riding from the summit of a 14,000+ foot mountain. My first 14er on a mountain bike.

This was a warm-up for Mt. Whitney two days later.

WARNING! The rocks are sharp! After leaving the gate and heading back to Bishop, a tire was destroyed by a rock that was embedded deep. The people at Bishop Automotive told me that Silver Canyon and White Mountain Road sends them a lot of business. I took the WM road route.
Posted Jul 28, 2012 4:45 pm

antonywFirst 14er!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2012


Did this as a warm up for Langley and Whitney later this summer. Grandview was full when we rolled in around 9pm on a Friday night from San Jose. After some searching lower down we came back up and camped at a nice spot just about a 1/2 mile up the road on the east side to acclimatize. Did well with the elevation but the mileage was getting to me in the last few miles. Total time was 8 hours with an hour on the summit. Weather was perfect, didn't sweat and didn't get cold with just a long sleeve shirt on. Views are amazing all around. Tons of marmots and saw my first Sky Pilot at about 13800'. Pictures and track here: http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1664158
Posted Jul 14, 2012 11:34 am

Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2012


I've now been to or near the trailhead 3 times and as far as the pavement goes a half dozen times. Vehicle problems or unambitious travel companions have kept me from the peak each time. I'll get up there eventually. The views are nice even without summitting.
Posted Jul 2, 2012 6:21 pm

lbaradelWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2012


There's a reason why people do not climb often the west ridge (not the "normal" south-west ridge) of white mountain! Long outing, but well worth it. Cabins at Black Eagle camp are awesome! Trip report here.
Posted Apr 12, 2012 3:49 pm

RuvichaFirst at 14,000  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2008


Semeed like a long haul from Barcroft Gate (especially on the way back) but good weather, a good friend, sweeping views of the Eastern Sierras and the fact this was my first 14er made this a memorable hike.
Posted Apr 8, 2012 9:01 pm

krrt2000Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 1996


Nice hike with my wife and dog.
Posted Feb 26, 2012 10:23 am

ThePeteAnother First For Me  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2012


My first 14'er. Quite happy. Slept in, slow poked it on the way up, was treated with a beautiful sunset just before getting back to the car. Awesome.
Posted Jan 20, 2012 6:44 pm

tmfaust21nice one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2012


Fun hike with blue skies
Posted Jan 16, 2012 9:50 am

smurferwell worth it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2010


Relatively easy (compared to Shasta which is my only other 14er), but still uphill and thin air for sure. Was glad I had a couple of extra layers for the way back
Posted Jan 15, 2012 9:23 pm

sardudeDid it.   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007


Tom, Geniveve, Dakota & I from Barcroft. Soloed the west ridge (winter) from Sparkplug mine once two years prior.
Posted Jan 13, 2012 1:01 am

calipidderHoly windchill batman
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2012


Decided to take advantage of the dry weather and hike White Mountain. The drive to the trailhead was clear and fine (came up Silver Canyon in a Tundra). No snow problems on the road (in January - crazy!). Started off for the summit in a comfortable 27 degrees. By the time we got over the ridge behind Barcroft the wind was blasting. At the saddle below the final switchbacks the wind and dropping temperatures finally got to be too much and we turned around. One in our party made the summit, another got just below it and turned around after practically being blown off the peak. Kestrel readings: 10 degree air temp, -19.4 degree windchill, sustained 40mph winds.

So, there is more to climbing in the winter than just snow. Who knew.
Posted Jan 10, 2012 5:36 pm

madclimberMtn Bike to the Top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009


Biking is the only way to go! Thanks, Peak Freak :)
Posted Nov 2, 2011 8:51 pm

MCGustoNeeded a bike...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006


First attempted after a russell climb via a mountain bike with dave s, but was thwarted by bad weather. Then summited with wifey in late september 2006
Posted Oct 28, 2011 12:31 am

DariaFull White Mountain Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2011


White mountain summit from the East-nice 4th class knife edge ridge to summit. Continued on to complete full white mountain range traverse
Posted Oct 22, 2011 10:09 pm

Niels79Beautiful day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2011


Amasing view
Posted Oct 20, 2011 10:19 pm

badmajick14er MTB!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011


Late start, but a fun and challenging mountain bike :) #4
Posted Oct 10, 2011 8:43 am

ssbclimberWhite Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009


Nine hour slog with Ezra Danciu. Had some car problems and fuel concerns driving out. It's a long drive to the trailhead!
Posted Oct 8, 2011 1:49 am

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