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downbootiesThe researchers' road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2003


The last bit of road before the trailhead/gate was pretty fun in my Chevy Metro. I got a late start because I underestimated the driving time from Horton Creek campground, but it isn't a long hike, so it turned out fine. On the way down, a big pick-up truck full of college boys (researchers) was heading/bouncing up the "trail."
Posted Jun 2, 2006 6:33 pm

James_WWhite Mountain Peak
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2005


Great area with fantastic vies of the Sierra
Posted Apr 18, 2006 6:30 pm

bajaandyLong Road  Sucess!


Wow that was a long walk. But a beautiful day on the summit. Climbed with Kim W. and friends.
Posted Mar 9, 2006 4:14 am

EManBevHillsDog Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2000


Easiest 14'er. Interesting artifacts.
Posted Feb 25, 2006 6:11 pm

grahamRoute Climbed: Normal road Date Climbed: Aug-1992  Sucess!


Mt biked from Laws during the White Mt Challenge. Took ~12hrs for ~65 miles and ~13K gain/loss
Posted Nov 25, 2005 3:39 pm

cdickinsonRoute Climbed: Jeep Road Date Climbed: Oct. 14, 2005  Sucess!
Spent night in truck getting acclimated (frost on inside of windshield in morning). Great trail and relatively gentile climb to top. Weather on top at 1:00 PM in mid 40s with 5-10 MPH wind and clear skies. The view from the top almost as good as the view from Mount Whitney. Hiking time 8 hours. A great peak to hike in October.
Posted Oct 25, 2005 1:26 pm

NewDayRisingRoute Climbed: easy route Date Climbed: JUL 05  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2005


Hiked with 8 others. Very cold morning. Reported to be 17F. Summitted in 7hrs. Descended off trail. No altitude problems this time.
Solo. First time getting sick at altitude. Had to nap halfway. Almost vomitted. Took 9.5 hours to summit and almost got caught in a violent electrical storm. Came back to a dead battery. Got help from a guy who just pulled in as I got back to the TH.
Posted Oct 21, 2005 1:36 am

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: Road Date Climbed: june 2005  Sucess!


nice hike, great views
Posted Oct 17, 2005 5:38 pm

Bob SihlerRoute Climbed: east side Date Climbed: July 15, 2005

Bob Sihler

Afternoon weather cooperated and I went up-- easy way to get to top of Great Basin but welcome after Yosemite. Take care on the road. Any regular car can make it all the way, but I saw an off-road edition Toyota Tacoma with a flat while I drove by (after offering help) in a convertible Mustang. Speed can kill your tires here; not much else can.

Posted Sep 30, 2005 10:56 pm

tpdwrRoute Climbed: South Face Route Date Climbed: August 13,2000  Sucess!


There were several other parties hiking this route the day I was there. Great views from the summit! Best view was sunrise as I drove to the trailhead!!
Posted Sep 27, 2005 12:09 pm

CompletebumRoute Climbed: Dirt Road Date Climbed: September 26, 2005  Sucess!


Suffered a bit of a mental fart on this one. I figured this would be a good way to stretch out my legs after biking 200 miles with 29k feet of climbing. Was about 48 and sunny at the gate so I only wore a polypro shirt with leg warmers and light gloves. At the summit it was 27 with 30-40 mph winds. An hour later it started to snow and I had lost most of the feeling in my face. Got back to the car for a rt of ~4h, cranked up the heater and cursed the road for the next 17 miles.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 10:49 am

RickFRoute Climbed: Access Road via the Research Campus Date Climbed: August 21, 2004  Sucess!


We took Mountain Bikes. The way up consisted of pedal-walk-pedal-walk-fix flat, pedal-walk-walk-walk. We had good weather all day and great views from the top. The descent was a blast!
Posted Sep 19, 2005 5:41 pm

KerstinRoute Climbed: Main Road Date Climbed: July 1999  Sucess!


A beautiful solo hike, with lots of alpine wildflowers. Freezing up top...I felt compelled to climb to the top of the building at the summit. I sat and stared at the great eastern escarpment of the Sierra...
Posted Sep 17, 2005 1:05 pm

sierramtngoatRoute Climbed: White Mountain Road Date Climbed: July 19, 2003  Sucess!


Solo hike, after climbing Mt. Morrison. Impressive summit and Marmot/Coyote show.
Posted Sep 12, 2005 4:42 am

rocketsredglareDate Climbed: September 10, 2005  Sucess!


Simple, easy 14er. Did it in shorts, down jacket, hat, gloves and trail runners. Got the oddest looks from people because I was in shorts, everyone made a comment. Wind was whipping but an easy up down. My buddy tagged along and got his first 14er so congratulations to him. Had fun but way too long.
Posted Sep 12, 2005 12:11 am

kovarpaRoute Climbed: The road Date Climbed: September 2, 2005  Sucess!


Solely for "completion" purposes - hiked with Vendulka. Due to wildfires, views from the summit were very hazy. But bristlecone pines are awesome!
Posted Sep 8, 2005 8:35 pm

riceRoute Climbed: main trail Date Climbed: september 4, 2005  Sucess!


Got my first 14er on sunday September 4th Breathtaking! Did get to cheat a little. The Brancroft research center was having an open house so the gate was open which led to probably more than average visitors for one day. The bristlecones are awesome too. Plan to return!
Posted Sep 7, 2005 7:14 pm

HackRoute Climbed: Jeep Trail Date Climbed: 9/4/05  Sucess!
Took advantage of open gate day and hiked White Mountain. The view was lousy due to wind blown smoke. Good hike.
Posted Sep 6, 2005 12:14 am

SusanMRoute Climbed: Main Road Date Climbed: August 28, 2005  Sucess!


A long road to a very cold and windy summit. The views were impressive, however, the hike itself was tedious.
Posted Aug 28, 2005 11:45 pm

cristindRoute Climbed: Main Road Date Climbed: August 20, 2005  Sucess!
Beautiful hike this last Saturday, and we were so happy to finally make this summit (I had to turn around last time I tried 19 years ago!). Surprisingly busy on the trail (~15 hikers + ~7 bikers). Road to the trailhead was rougher than usual due to a heavy snow year. Trail was almost totally free of snow except for the last saddle before the peak. Perfect weather, no clouds and quite cool (needed gloves & a warm hat). And a wonderful surprise on the way down was the chance to see ~10 bighorn sheep grazing just 25 feet away from us on the side of the trail. Amazing!
Posted Aug 21, 2005 9:31 pm

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