It was a an awesome climb along with beautiful weather.
I didnt know where to sign the climbers log. but just found out through one of the forums comments.
We had some mismanaged planning but at the end it worked out well.
*Slow* 18hr trip up the main trail escorting some friends.
Tagged Day Needle on the descent. Nice warm clear summer day.
Pics are here.
Hiked via the main trail for the 8th or 9th time since I was a kid. Climbed Muir as a fun sidetrip for the first time as well.
Excellent 3-day trip up via the Mountaineers' Route guided by SMI.
Hiked the trail 15.5 hours
Amazing route and amazing approach. We descended via the Mountaineer's Route back to our high camp at Iceberg Lake.
Blue skies, sweet overnight site, and a slice of heaven.
My first 14er and first state highpoint. Climbed from the west at the end of a 2 week backpacking trip on the JMT. Age 7.
Climbed again 40 years later on 8/29/2014 after a 2 week backpacking trip on the JMT.
My favorite hike without snow! My highest climb but the altitude didn't affect me much. Hiked via Whitney Portal and had planned a 1 day out-and-back though had setup a tent at Outpost Camp in case we decided to stay which we ended up having to as we assisted a 'tourist' hiker who was feeling the effects of the altitude and had become seperated from his group and was near-incoherent. So we helped him a good ways down in the dark as he had no light and put him up in our tent with some tea and soup. Great hike and helped someone in the process.
I went on a hike to Mount Whitney which is the highest summit in the contiguous United States with an elevation of 14,505 feet. We left at around 4:00 AM and returned 13.5 hours later. I was not able to take pictures of Elephant Ear or the Ledges because it was too dark when we ascended that section. We took the mountaineers route up, and the main trail back down. The hike featured class 3 & 4 climbing on the way up which took us about 8 hours. A hail storm came in on our way down the main trail so I could not take pictures for a couple of hours as I was protecting myself and my camera from the 1/4 inch sleet which was followed by rain. I estimate the total distance to be 21-22 miles round trip with an elevation gain of just under 5,900 feet. Amazing Day!!!!!
got a day permit and no much acclimatization... took it easy in 16h !!
Reached summit at 2 pm, and continued on to Keeler Needle. One day ascent from Whitney Portal.
Twice this year via Mountaineers Route, some time ago 3 times via E face, I really don't remember what years, but now I'm too old for that I think.
We woke up early and left Upper Crabtree Meadows by 3:00 AM with headlamps cutting through the dark morning air. We spent nearly two hours on the summit enjoying the views and refueling before returning to Crabtree for another night of camping. Partners: The Crusty Bag-ettes.
We hauled our gear up to trail camp, set up, and made the summit push the next day. All went well, except sunscreen wore off on the way back and I ended up matching my orange shirt. It was an awesome climb!
Switchbacks covered, actually felt like I was doing something other than class 1. good fun.
Arrived at trailhead late and got little sleep in my truck as everyone was heading up at all hours of the morning. If I'm already excited to climb, how am I to deal with that! Great trip, pictures and report at http://www.willhiteweb.com/state_highpoint/california/mount_whitney_126.htm
via the mountaineers route. no one on top @ 0700, sweet!
Climbed with my sister. She kept an awesome pace up the trail! – Thanks!! Plan to climb all of CA’s fourteeners. Figured I’d start with the easiest and highest. One down!
Nice easy overnight with camp at Trail Camp.