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trailhuggersarahAlmost Blown off
Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2006


This was my last altitude climb before Kilimanjaro. We got to within 1000 ft of the summit, and called it a day due to the very high winds. I weigh 125 and I was being thrown around like a kite! It was fun though :)
Posted Jan 19, 2007 7:19 pm

Anya JingleFrom Barcroft Gate  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2006

Anya Jingle

I enjoyed the hike, but was disappointed that I did not see any marmots . Our pictures are here: White Mountain Peak hike
Posted Jan 19, 2007 5:50 am

MtnAv8rAcclimitize  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2000


Acclimitization trip before Rainier the following week. Snowed on us at the gate. Walked through the night and hit the summit about 5:30 AM. Nice sunrise. Great View. Windy and sunny on summit. No sign of snow from previous day.
Posted Jan 6, 2007 9:42 pm

muajeeVia Barcroft Gate  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006


My 1st 14er. *^_^*

Spent a night at the trailhead. Boy, this whole area felt so exotic. Really cool. Loved the bristlecone pines.

Didn't encounter the "notorious" marmots but saw two mt bikers heading up near the summit (sort of) while we were descending. It didn't look easy but later we would meet again. It took them a while to climb up but only a few minutes to come down and be out of the TH.

First snowboarders at Dana; then bikers on WMP.... I wonder why I had to hike... XD

BTW, the summit registry had the most - all sorts of- junks that I've ever seen. It was big, too. Not until a couple of days later while I was viewing the photos taken on this hike, would I realized that I had signed the registry w/o my name. Doh! Oh well... one reason to go back...

Posted Dec 20, 2006 5:05 am

Steve LarsonRoad still open!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2006

Steve Larson

Walked up the jeep road. It was a bit of a chore, since there was a lot of drifted snow, and I had heavy boots on to keep my feet warm. High temp of the day was 23F. 15F on the summit and windy. Didn't see a soul all day.
Posted Dec 12, 2006 6:14 am

DebRe: Road still open!


DAMN!! And we went to slog on the west side of 395 on Sunday! I'll bet it WAS windy up there. Good for you Steve.
Posted Dec 12, 2006 5:08 pm

Chuckpeezy1did it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2006


piece of cake but great views
Posted Oct 25, 2006 5:52 pm

mlarkin2002Dayhike via jeep road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2004
Uneventful dayhike from Barcroft gate.
Posted Oct 10, 2006 1:38 am

forjanJeep Road
Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2006


Saturday, Dec 16th 2006: Road was blocked at the intersection of Patriarch Grove road with White Mountain Road. Slept inside Tina's truck. Windy with 6" to 8" of snow overnight.
Sunday, Dec 17th 2006: It was 1 deg F around 6:30am. Started hiking at 8:30am (3 deg F) from Patriarch Grove intersection. Took a cross-country route passing north of Sheep Mountain. Got to the regular summer locked-gate trailhead around 11:00am. Rested there for 15 minutes. Continued on and reached the Barcroft Research Station (12,500') an hour later. Decided to call it a day here. Back to Tina's truck by 3:20pm (still 3 deg F at 3:30pm). Drove in 4WD out with 6-8" of fresh snow with the occasional 1-foot snow spin drift. Found that the USFS locked us at the Sierra View gate; luckly, they used a bungee cord to lock the gate and not a padlock. Closed call! So, currently, White Mtn Road is locked at Sierra View. Tina's TR.

Route Climbed: Jeep Road
Date Climbed: October 6, 2006

Drove to the locked gate the previous evening. Thinking of laying out and sleeping under the stars.....didn't happen. Way too cold. I slept inside my car. Temperature next morning: 16 degress F. Brrr....brrr....COLD. Waited for the partial sun to warm up something. Started riding my bike at 8:15AM from the locked gate. Passed the Barcroft Research station (8:45AM). Ditched my mtn bike around 13,000' as I couldn't ride in the snow drifts. Got to the summit at 11:00AM. Stayed there only 15 minutes. Stopped just below the observatory for a side trip to Mount Barcroft (13,040'), reaching its summit at 1:00PM. Quick ride down from the Barcroft Research station to the locked gate: 6 minutes. Back at my car at 1:30PM. Rested, ate and put bike away. Drove down and decided to take another side trip to summit Sheep Mountain (12,497'), 3:00PM. Back to the car at 3:30PM. Eating pizza by 5:30PM at Bishop's Pizza Factory.

Route Climbed: Jeep Road
Date Climbed: August 15, 2004

Steven Sauter and I rode our mountain bikes from the locked gate (elev : 11,680') to the large saddle just before the slope to the summit (about a 5 1/2 mile ride). We cached our bikes just before the saddle area. We spent 40 minutes on the summit: resting, eating, taking pictures and talking to a service man who works for WMRS (he came up to the summit on one of the WMRS Toyota 4x4 trucks). The previous night we had thunderstorms that started at 10:00pm and lasted some hours into the night. So, on the way down from the summit, we heard thunder clouds again. That made us hike down faster and get to our bikes right away for a quick descent. Hail started coming down as we passed by the Barcroft Research lab. The fast ride down was very fun, despite getting hit with hail from Barcroft down to the locked gate. Driving out from the gate we passed through the heart of the thunderstorm: marble-sized white hail covered the surrounding mountain slopes making it appear as snow.

Route Climbed: Jeep Road
Date Climbed: June 30, 2002

After hiking to Boundary Peak on Saturday 6/29/02, mdostby and I stopped at the Sizzler's in Bishop to treat ourselves with plenty of food. Then, we headed towards the Locked Gate. Got to the locked gate around 7:00pm and then we spent the next hour putting up chicken wire below my car's engine to protect it from the marmots. Slept under the stars at the locked gate parking area. Woke up by 5:00am and started walking at 5:30am. Within 1000' of elevation gain left, I decided to head straight up through class 2 rock. Got to the summit at 9:11am. Next time I do this mountain I'm going to mountain bike it most of the way.

Posted Oct 8, 2006 6:31 am

Dennis PoulinStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2002

Dennis Poulin

I left my wife in a motel in the valley, drove up, hiked to the summit, and was back to the motel in plenty of time for dinner. Great hike, FANTASTIC views of the Sierra's
Posted Sep 22, 2006 9:54 pm

surgentLike walking on the moon  Sucess!


Had the whole peak to myself. Started at 4:30 am in moonlight, loved the high-alpine stark beauty of the peak.
Posted Sep 18, 2006 7:25 pm

Mark NFrom Barcroft Gate  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2005

Mark N

Easy walk up. Helps if you are acclimatized. Good view of Sierras but probably better in autumn after summer haze subsides.
Posted Sep 16, 2006 11:02 pm

tkoooooooooobarcroft gate TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2006


nice hike. very windy, but nice views.
Posted Sep 15, 2006 6:45 am

Bob BoltonBarcroft TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006

Bob Bolton

Long, breezy, cool hike with fabulous views of the eastern Sierra. Fascinating place, and thoroughly enjoyable.
Posted Sep 14, 2006 12:59 am

jaridgeThe Ridge Boys first fourteen'er.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006


This was our highest peak so far. For me (49 years old)it was the next level up from my previous high Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park. For my 23 year old newly minted Marine it was his highest by about 4,000 feet. The weather was overcast most of the day and we only spent about 15 minutes at the summit because Mr. Thunder was announcing his presence. Great hike, hard to get used to the altitude especially when you live in Rochester, NY with an average height of about 200 feet. Next year, the big one, Mt. Whitney!
Posted Sep 11, 2006 7:32 pm

tarolMade it to the top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006


Wow, what a great peak to climb! I climbed this peak with my friends Duane, Andy, Cheryl, and 4wheelbob who hikes in a wheelchair and is attempting White Mountain Peak for the 4th time. Not sure if he made it to the top since I had to come back earlier than the rest. But when I left him he had made it further than he had before. The view from the top was obscured by haze - lots of smoke coming up from fires down south. But the hike was a good one and very rewarding. I grew up in Bishop and always loved the view looking up to the peak and now I can say I've looked down from it as well.
Posted Sep 11, 2006 1:46 pm

boisedocPleasant walk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1995


Other than a bit of altitude sickness sleeping at 12000 feet, pretty uneventful.
Posted Sep 11, 2006 5:35 am

eggheadsherpaRoute Climbed: Barcroft gate trailhead
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006


It felt so wrong summiting this on the day the Barcroft gate was open...but I'm still counting this one. Super easy hike with some nice views of the Palisades.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 4:31 am

Travis_Quick and Fast Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006


Lead a hike up with outdoorsclub.org. Made it to the summit in 2 hrs and 40 minutes. First 14'er. Hung out at the top for a long time, cold and beautiful. Great views, easy 14'er but well worth it.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 3:10 am

b_bettsHazy Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2006


Good weather, though the nice views were obscured by a lot of haze.
Posted Aug 22, 2006 6:32 am

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