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SawtoothSeanBeautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010


Did this as a recovery hike after Palisades Traverse attempt the day before. Lots of people, but beautiful open slopes with good views.
Posted Sep 6, 2010 6:48 pm

edge17From Barcroft Gate  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010
Camped out by the gate. Lot of researchers around around. Wasn't terribly enjoyable with all the motorbike and SUVs going back and forth. Took longer than anticipated. We left around 7 in the morning and got back around 3:15 in the afternoon.
Posted Sep 4, 2010 7:44 pm

thexcatBarcroft Gate  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010


Hiked up with AJ. Longer hike than expected. We slept at the gate, woke up and headed out at 7am, made it back by ~3pm. Researchers were on the peak - did not enjoy the SUVs & motorbikes on trail.
Posted Aug 29, 2010 6:18 pm

GAflatlander14er by mistake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

trip report and photos
Posted Aug 22, 2010 4:09 pm

DrewidMtn Bike Descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010


A stark and brutal hike in a lunar landscape. I highly recommend dragging a mtn bike with you to increase the excitement on the otherwise slog of a descent. Kinda underestimated this one. Though technically very easy, it still requires good conditioning, those last switchbacks above 13k were um....tougher than I thought they'd be. Killer views of course.
Posted Aug 16, 2010 1:03 pm

tyler_durdeninteresting day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010
Made the summit - nice hike but weather wasn't cooperating - started sunny, clouds rolled in, at summit had tiny amount of snowflakes. On hike back clouds gathered and wind picked up eventually it started hailing with thunder threatening (but not a big problem) and very windy with 50 degree temperature. Quite an adventure.
Posted Jul 25, 2010 1:41 pm

tednvfun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2010
warm up for whitney
Posted Jul 9, 2010 2:17 am

tfac2010Take Two  Sucess!


Had a great hike and a great day with my father in law. We should all be in such good shape as we get older. Slept in the truck at the gates of the NASA base and hiked up the next day. Summitted with no problems what so ever. Had tried to solo earlier in the year, but due to snow and road conditions had to start much further away and ran out of steam.
Posted Jul 2, 2010 8:19 pm

tb00957white  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2009
Great view. Boring trail.
Posted Jun 28, 2010 5:27 pm

calipidderEye opening  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2002


My first 14er, back in 2002. Before I was in good hiking shape, so my memory is that is was more difficult than any other 14er I've done. I'd like to go back and do it again now that I know what the hell I'm doing out there. I remember watching marmots dropping out from cars at the trailhead and being grateful for the chickenwire fence we'd brought along.
Posted Jun 3, 2010 9:40 pm

tyler_durdenBarcroft gate route access
Date Climbed: May 15, 2010
A friend and I left LA to head to White Mtn for a climb and we stopped in Lone Pine to check on conditions and supplies...needless to say the road to White Mtn from the California side is now closed and not supposed to be open until June 10 (Barcroft gate route).
Posted May 16, 2010 9:41 pm

mtncorgUp from Barcroft gate  Sucess!


The top of the White Mountains is fantastic. And that view of the Sierra Range ;-O
Posted Jan 14, 2010 11:42 pm

Princess ButtercupStarlight Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008

Princess Buttercup

Left the TH at 0200, hit the summit for sunrise, cooked a mahvelous b-fast of sausage, pancakes, coffee, and champagne. A most memorable way to do an easy peak.
Posted Nov 30, 2009 11:38 pm

cottersnowWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2006
A dog caused us to have a forced bivy on this monster slog. sweet.
Posted Nov 29, 2009 7:58 pm

PharmacistHighest Peak for me so far  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009


Drove from Vegas, camped at the locked gate, hiked 3 hours 45 minutes to the summit. Took a detour and did Barcroft Mountain on the way back.
Posted Oct 4, 2009 3:13 pm

cdewhurstcdewhurst  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009


Mountained bike on the downhill and walked most of the uphill. Relatively easy hike, all trail and no obstacles. Was a little tired from Monty and Boundary the day before. Smoke from the fires limited the view a little.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 4:49 pm

CWesselsEast Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2009


Easy hike with beautiful and unique views of the eastern wall of the Sierra. This mountain range has a very special feel to it. A trip to the bristlecones afterward is a must!
Posted Sep 21, 2009 2:43 pm

KaraUnexpected Joy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009


What a treat! I was only told it was a 'walk-up'. But the 14 miles round trip w/3500' was wholesome. Went the day *after* they open it to Bancroft...so I had the summit and return to myself. What a treat, what a beautiful mountain, unlike any other 14er. Bike would be the way to go.
Posted Sep 15, 2009 3:37 pm

ShawnSecond time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009


Cold/windy start at the gate, but the hike up was awesome with just a long sleeve shirt, pants and hat. Very comfortable the entire time. Summit was actually still and great temperature, cool and comfortable. Views were stellar in all directions, awesome 360 degree views in all directions. Labor Day Weekend, so quite a few people, but it actually was nice and met some cool people. Summited with wife and 2 friends, all had a great time.
Posted Sep 10, 2009 10:42 pm

mrchad9Re: 58th California County Highpoint


Yup- in the Tacoma. Rangers told us the open hood helped with Marmots, the day before we drove by the trailhead and it was a funny sight to see a dozen vehicles all with their hoods open. I still think it likely does nothing though. We knew the tire was going flat during the hike- I was just happy we made it to the trailhead and could deal with it afterwards.
Posted Sep 9, 2009 7:12 pm

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