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DariaWest Ridge winter dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2014


Complete West Ridge completed solo as a 16 hour dayhike. What a majestic, monstrous ridge with 10,000 ft. of gain....wild with sustained knife edge and route obstacles in winter starting at or just below the 13,000 ft. level. as I did not bring ice axe or crampons, and wore running shoes, I had to do some 4th class climbing to get around some steep and exposed snow traverses.

Ice cold winds at the summit and just below it. What a beautiful expansive view of winter atop the white mountain summit. It is such a privilege to summit these peaks in winter, they have such a desolate and abandoned feel.

Absolutely brutal...and it seemed like ages to get down the final 4,000 ft.
Posted Mar 17, 2014 4:26 pm

BobD320 mile day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2011
A snow drift blocked the road about 3 miles before the gate so it was 10 miles up and 10 miles back on a short autumn day. Beautiful colors of red, white, brown, and black on the main summit massif. Wow. Everyone says what a yawner this peak is. Not so, definitely worth the time and effort.
Posted Feb 10, 2014 11:48 pm

danblockSolo morning hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2013
I drove up to the gate after hiking Split Mtn. It took forever in a Hyundai Tiburon, but I made it. I found a spot to sleep in the ditch next to the trail. I woke up and headed out before 5:00 a.m. Nice peaceful walk up to the top by my lonesome for my 8th 14'er.
Posted Jan 22, 2014 5:39 pm

Ted BauerGreat Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2012

Ted Bauer

The worst part of the whole climb is the road getting in. I had 2 car sick passengers. The up and down is a bit challenging, but all in all there were smiles all around
Posted Dec 3, 2013 6:53 pm

youngclimer123fun bike ride  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2011


camped at the gate. biked to the summit next day
Posted Nov 20, 2013 9:48 pm

Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2013


Clear skies and a little wind, made for a nice day. The sierra Nevada looked pretty awesome from the summit. Started at 8:28 a.m. Bacroft trail head to the top and back in a little under 5 & 1/2 hours. Ran for about 4 of the 14 miles.
Posted Oct 30, 2013 3:05 pm

ChandraSouth Face route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2013


With plenty of snow and a strong, never ending wind we made it up to the top of this giant.

What a surreal landscape! The views on Sierra Nevada & the desert are fantastic.

We loved it.
Posted Oct 14, 2013 8:14 pm

soslawSouth face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2013


A recent snow storm let this peak live up to its monicker. The downside was that the jeep road accumulated snow drifts so a lot of cross country snow slogging.
Posted Oct 12, 2013 10:44 pm

bscottugh  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2013


why the hell did i ever do this slogfest?
Posted Oct 9, 2013 2:56 pm

emilieslog   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2013


Long slog! Camped at Grandview. White Mountain itself was cooler than I expected - lots of interesting rock colors versus a pile of rubble. Hike felt long and my friend nearly threw up at the top. I felt great but was beat down by the length of the hike. we had also gotten a late start due to a flat tire on the dirt road.
Posted Sep 30, 2013 12:17 am

dakineFirst 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010
My nephew and I drove a 91 honda civic up the road. No wind, no clouds, crystal clear. First time 14er, I had climbed Telescope Peak a few days earlier. Dragged myself up the final switchbacks. Going down was fast but hated the 300 foot uphill section. Got back to the car in the most incredible sunset. On the drive back, almost hit several owls (I think) on the road. Surreal day.
Posted Sep 22, 2013 11:58 pm

spacemonkeyVia 4x4 Road/Barcroft Gate  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2013


Car to car, 7 hours 15 min. Ran into a herd (~30) of Big Horn Sheep. Glad it was overcast and cool/chilly/cold. Would be heinous if it were hot/sunny up there. Exposed the whole way with no water anywhere. The road up to the Barcroft gate was not as bad as described by some. Low clearance vehicles would not have any issues, but you wouldn't want to drive very fast. If you're impatient, then the road might give you problems
Posted Sep 13, 2013 1:41 am

douggrangerSouth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2003


Easy. With Moon, Nello & Scott.
Posted Sep 12, 2013 9:33 pm

TyC3 highest in California in a week  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2013


Took a trip down to California again this year to do Shasta, then White Mountain, and then Whitney. Was over 100 degrees and wore flip flops to the top (not the best idea).
Posted Sep 11, 2013 10:48 pm

DonnoSolo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 1999


Drove the RX7 to 12k and hiked to summit the next day. Met Rahil, Peter and Reza for Palisades climbing afterwards.
Posted Aug 18, 2013 1:06 pm

colleenzatoWhite Mountain Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2013


We climbed White Mountain the day after Mount Langley so that I could hike another 14'er. It's supposedly the easiest 14'er and I found it to be so. The trail begins at around 12,000 feet and it is not the most scenic on the route up, but the views at the top are amazing. On one side, you can see the Sierras and on the other side, see the Nevada mountain range. We were able to run down on the way back since it was a pretty straightforward trail. Round trip time was 5.5 hours.
Posted Aug 16, 2013 11:38 am

jdmorehouseLate Day Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2013


This was to be a warm up for three other peaks in the Inyo Range. I got started at 3:30 p.m. and did the whole hike in five hours and thirty six minutes, including hanging at the summit for awhile. Great sunset on the way down, as thunderstorms were in abundance in the area (I got rained on for about forty minutes or so). I finally put on my head lamp about ten minutes from my car. A light dinner, then slept in the back of the XTerra. Up at five and headed off to Waucoba, the second peak of the trip.
Posted Jul 6, 2013 2:41 pm

RedwicLate Day Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2013


Trying to cram in as many peaks into my small four-day timeframe as possible, I ended a long day of peakbagging and driving with a trip to White Mountain Peak. I hiked up, and hiked/jogged down... which did not help my already-aggravated big toes. 4.5 hours up, 3 hours down. This is a true high-elevation desert peak.

The highlight (or lowlight) of the day was when I started hallucinating while driving along Highway 395 near the city of Bishop; the combination of long driving, little sleep, and very hot temperatures really messed with me for a brief period. I quickly pulled over for a short power nap, which did wonders.
Posted Jun 6, 2013 9:50 am

Bill562CA 14er #14  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2013


With Jon G and Ruby. One 14er left.
Posted Jun 1, 2013 1:39 am

jrnewmannHarder than it sounds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2013


Climbed it on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, it was cold and windy, but overall a gorgeous day, and we had a great time. This mountain is a real asskicker, more than the internet would suggest, mostly because you have to go down twice on your way to the top. Coming back is where you really get hit, when you must climb up two hills which seemed small earlier, but are now massive walls of pain and suffering, making this hike difficult for the faint of heart. Overall however, 10/10 would climb again.
Posted May 27, 2013 8:49 pm

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