White Mountain Peak Climber's Log
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|Brian Frederick||Route Climbed: west ridge Date Climbed: Early 80's feb. and march|
|Tried twice, made it once. First try was in march by south ridge variation. Frustrated by dry bushwacking in woolies and looking across at the snowy sierras. Hit snow and camped + 10,000'. Got hit by storm at 12,000' and turned back. Next year in feb. did north ridge variation., again dry til high up. Reached summit after fighting winds and blowing snow along the ridge to find fantastic views but it was 5 degrees and blowing 20-25, didn't stay long. It's good to hear about the camp being fixed up, almost makes me want to go back.|
|Posted Mar 10, 2005 11:37 pm|
|puma_patrick||Route Climbed: Barcroft Station Date Climbed: May 28, 2003|
|We rode the bikes this time. It took just 2:30 to summit.|
It looks pretty stupid pushing bikes the last 500 feet of elevation. But a great ride out!
This is our second time on the Mountain
|Posted Mar 9, 2005 12:15 pm|
|granite4brains||Route Climbed: White Mountain Road Date Climbed: 7/11/04|
|Perfect day - spectacular views of the High Sierra .. also saw a real nice sunrise on the way up.|
|Posted Mar 4, 2005 10:28 pm|
|balajisv||Route Climbed: South Face (class 1) Date Climbed: Jul 18 2004|
|The drive to the trailhead really rocks (your vehicle :) Great views of the Sierra and esp. the Palisades etc.|
|Posted Feb 25, 2005 2:23 am|
|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|