White Mountain Peak Climber's Log
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|Rick Kuykendall||Route Climbed: Road Date Climbed: September 18, 2004|
|My first 14er! Happy with my performance at altitude. There was a really cute research student with a group at the summit hut (they drove up in a 4runner). I let her put me on a pulse ox, my o2 sat was only 74%!|
|Posted Dec 10, 2004 8:45 pm|
|bricewilson||Route Climbed: The Road (South Face) Date Climbed: June 10, 2004|
|The drive through the Bristlecone Pine Forest was quite an experience; we drove up as the sun was going down, and the Bristlecone Pines were quite a sight. The hike wasn't terribly exciting, but there are nice views if it's clear and it's a great way to spend time at 14,000 feet. Next time, I'm bringing my mountain bike!|
|Posted Dec 8, 2004 6:54 pm|
|MickeMorn||Route Climbed: South Trail Date Climbed: Sep 2002|
|A comfortable ascent, especially after a long wedding weekend in LA. There was a Japanese family near the summit with two sons aged no more than 10 and 12. Way to get them started early! Spent the night before in the State Park primitive campground on the way in - good place to acclimatize.|
|Posted Dec 4, 2004 10:19 am|
|HeyItsBen||Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: April 2004|
|Walked solo to the summit in April using the main route. 54 miles round trip (4 days) since the road was closed. I was surprised when I heard dogs as I got near the research station. There were 2 guys staying through the winter, observing the dogs at altitude, and offered me a beer on my way down. Awesome!|
I've got two thrwarted attempts on the West Ridge also. Need to get back there...
|Posted Nov 10, 2004 3:51 pm|
|GlennG||Route Climbed: The road Date Climbed: August 18th, 2004|
|Ran into a whole herd of bighorn, and a couple crazy looking researchers from the UC research facility. Jogged the whole way out to escape the hail.|
|Posted Nov 1, 2004 1:27 pm|
|Langenbacher||Route Climbed: West slope of Barcroft, then the road. Date Climbed: Dec. 25, 1976|
|Tried to climb it Xmas 1974 but turned around at Barcroft with bad weather coming in. Spent the night on top Xmas '76 with Fritz and David. Spent the night on top in the summer of 1975 with Markle and Fritz. Climbed it in Oct. 1989 with JPL hiking club, summer '74 with Fritz and ???. |
First tried to climb it in the spring about 1970, but snow blocked the road just past the Bristlecones and we only made it as far as Barcroft before we tired out - we had driven all night from San Diego to get there and had no sleep.
|Posted Oct 18, 2004 5:51 pm|
|Cornvallis||Route Climbed: The Road Date Climbed: September 13, 2004|
|After a failed attempt on Ritter the day before I decided my ego needed a peak with a high probability of success. This was the mountain for me then! Tough road, passenger cars beware. Amazing views of the eastern Sierra on this clear day. Well worth the time if your in the area.|
|Posted Sep 24, 2004 1:42 am|
|thebeave7||Route Climbed: Bancroft Gate trail Date Climbed: July 20th, 2004|
|Spectacular views of the Eastern Sierras, ran into a whole heard of Bighorns near the top.|
Eric J Lee
|Posted Sep 10, 2004 3:06 am|
|Al||Route Climbed: Barcroft Rd Date Climbed: Jul 4, 04|
|Posted Sep 8, 2004 11:20 am|
|sierramtngoat||Route Climbed: Barcroft Road Date Climbed: July 18, 2004|
|Hiked with Balajisv and Brian under a fairly clear sky. The hike to the summit, including picture taking and messing with the fat marmots on their rock pile, took me a minute or two under three hours. Skipping the switchbacks on the summit massif is clean if you take the decent use trail on the far left side of the face.|
Route Climbed: Barcroft Road Date Climbed: July 19, 2003 Sucess!
This is an easy hike, though you should acclimatize before hand as it is about five hours of hiking at altitudes > 12K. The most difficult thing about this hike was the drive to the gate.
|Posted Sep 1, 2004 4:06 am|
|stellinea||Route Climbed: road Date Climbed: june 2001|
|Posted Aug 31, 2004 5:34 pm|
|atc||Route Climbed: 4WD road Date Climbed: August 3, 1999|
|This was the first 14er for me. Not too difficult, but still had a mild headache....|
|Posted Aug 31, 2004 4:08 am|
|MelbaToast||Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: 1975|
|Did this with my family many years ago. I asked my Dad what altitude sickness was and he told me to run and find out. I did and I did! Sick as a dog... but I still remember the bristlecone pines.|
|Posted Jul 27, 2004 9:55 pm|
|josephgdawson||Route Climbed: Westguard Pass Approach from the West Date Climbed: July 7, 2004|
|Hit the trailhead at 8:00am and tagged the summit at 11:10am. Left the summit at 12:00pm and got back to the car at 2:50. |
I enjoyed hiking up White Mountain although it was not very hard. I did not believe it was 14 miles roundtrip but it turned out to be every bit of it. Somehow or another both the way there and the way back seemed to be low grade uphill. Saw loads of Marmots and a goat or a deer.
White Mountain definitely has a distinct beauty to it although I would not consider it rugged. I had a good time. A couple who had summitted a couple of days before reported feeling some serious electricity in the air as a thunderstorm moved in on the summit and below it.
|Posted Jul 12, 2004 7:57 pm|
|pusdkq6ee||Route Climbed: Bristlecone Pine Nation Forest Date Climbed: July 10 2004|
|I DID IT. It is easy hike. There is nothing difficult. The main problems are long hike, high elevation and cold wind. Otherwise, it is prefect.|
|Posted Jul 11, 2004 3:36 pm|
|Ol Walsher||Route Climbed: White Mountain Road Date Climbed: June 26, 2004|
|Camped at the gate the night before to acclimate. Summited around 9:00 a.m. and got off the mountain before the weather set in.|
My buddy got two flat tires on the road.
A nice hike!
|Posted Jun 29, 2004 12:50 pm|
|cbuelow||Route Climbed: White Mountain Road Date Climbed: June 26, 2004|
|Rolled up to the gate at around 8pm on Friday night, had a few brews and watched the sunset over the Sierra. Slept in my truck until 4:30am, brewed some coffee and then off to the summit. A beautiful, clear morning and a great views from the top. Some ominous clouds rolled in as we started heading down, and flurries were coming down as we traversed south along the ridge back toward Barcroft. A great hike, but I'm glad we got off the mountain when we did.|
|Posted Jun 28, 2004 1:41 am|
|derbilly||Route Climbed: White Mountain Road Date Climbed: June 19, 2004|
|Little snow was left from the storm a day earlier except on the north face of every rock on the ground. Ideal weather and not very windy at the top. Several gliders flew up and away from Owens Valley while we were at the summit. Outstanding views in all directions. Truly an outstanding summit.|
|Posted Jun 23, 2004 2:05 am|
|RobertCharlesAltman||Route Climbed: Road Date Climbed: 6/18/04|
|I hiked/ran both ways on this day and started from Patriarch Grove Fork. Lots of thunder and then snowing on the way down. Read my trip report "Caught under Thunder Storm ". It tells how scared I was and why.|
|Posted Jun 21, 2004 5:38 am|
|flexter17||Route Climbed: White Mountain Rd Date Climbed: 06/11/2004|
|On this hike I bagged my first 14'er! Took about 5.5 hrs to reach the summit from the trail beginning 2 miles below the Barcroft Facility. The last 1000 ft to the summit were the toughest.. I had to lay down and rest a few minutes about every 40 ft in elevation that we ascended. There were incredible views from the summit.. the kind of views I had only seen from an airplane before. It was cold.. dry.. and generally uncomfortable :) .. but the weather was relatively benign!|
On the way back down at around 13,500 ft I yakked my guts out a few times.. got a good abdominal workout from that, though.
|Posted Jun 19, 2004 10:43 am|