15 Miles White Mountain California 14er Easier Day Hike

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Trip Report
Location:
California, United States, North America
Date Climbed/Hiked:
Jul 29, 2017
Activities:
Hiking
Season:
Summer
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15 Miles White Mountain California 14er Easier Day Hike
Created On: Oct 25, 2017
Last Edited On: Oct 25, 2017

15 Miles White Mountain California 14er Easier Day Hike

View of White Mountain from TrailheadViews of White Mountain from Trailhead

As summer alpine and hiking season comes to an end with the impending winter season, I wanted to post about one more California 14er that I had the pleasure of hiking and summiting this summer. This will bring my tally up to 4 total California 14ers off the bucket list. Only 11 more to go (ha!). It's one of my goals to climb them all one day...

While, not my favorite 14er, it was definitely the easiest of all the ones I have done to date. We were able to hike the peak in a half day since the trailhead starts at around 12,000'. I still think the hike is definitely worth doing because it gives you a cool perspective of all the Sierra Nevada from its summit since the White Mountain Peak is actually parallel to the Sierra Nevada on the Inyo-White Mountain Range. Some quick facts and trail details to get us started:

High Level Trip Details:

  • ~15 Miles Round Trip
  • ~3,400 feet total elevation gain for trip
  • Trailhead elevation (12,000 feet) 
  • Highest Point on the trail (White Mountain Summit! 14,246 feet) 
  • Time to complete in a day: 7-9 hours, unless you are just a hardcore badass
  • No water along trail, so bring plenty of water for a full day
  • I've read online this trail is dog friendly as long as your pooch is leashed, but I didn't see any dogs when we did the hike
I wrote a full trip report on my blog, for more details about when to go and permitting and trip report details check it out in the link below

A few more pictures from our trip below!
Marmot Pondering Life and thinking about his next car-wire dinner
Marmot Pondering Life and thinking about his next car-wire dinner
Power Pose on White Mountain Summit
Power pose on White Mountain Summit








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