White Mountain Peak Climber's Log

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md - Sep 9, 2018 10:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2018

White Mountain Peak  Sucess!

White Mountain Peak

naura - Jun 18, 2018 11:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2018

Alpine start made for a beautiful sunrise  Sucess!

Started at 3am under a star-strewn sky. Watched the sunrise bloom as I went up the final slope. Views from the top are tremendous; I don't think there is a better perspective of the Sierra escarpment anywhere. Would be lovely to be up here in winter with perfect air quality.

Lots of marmots, but only one person (out of 10+) wrapped their car.

SuperChthonic

SuperChthonic - May 3, 2018 8:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2013

Walk up with the chance to see Big Horn Sheep  Sucess!

This became my go to peak to take first time folk aspiring to 14ers. Don’t forget to stop on the way and see the Bristle Cone National Monument.

jdmorehouse

jdmorehouse - Apr 4, 2018 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2013

2nd Ascent  Sucess!

This time with Lorraine. A shake down hike before Whitney.

gimpilator

gimpilator - Dec 20, 2017 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2017

White/Barcroft   Sucess!

Most tame bighorns I've ever seen.

allisondianee

allisondianee - Oct 25, 2017 12:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2017

Woo hoo! my 3rd California 14er!  Sucess!

Loved the hike, the views were great. Fairly easy except for the altitude gave me a bit of elevation sickness that made me a little slower.
Wrote a trip report here: http://www.shedreamsofalpine.com/blog/2017/10/22/white-mountain-day-hike

stepho

stepho - Aug 1, 2017 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

incredible view  Sucess!

In my opinion one of the best views in CA...breathtaking vista of Sierra crest on one side and aerial view over the basin and range province on the other.

rossrleone

rossrleone - Dec 12, 2016 9:04 am Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2016

MTB the thing  Sucess!

solo mission to the peak. mountain bike is the only way to go, felt terrible, didn't acclimatize correctly.

utclimber - Sep 22, 2016 12:07 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2016

White Mountain Peak  Sucess!

Perfect weather and not many people on the mountain. White Mountain Peak was my 31st ultra prominence peak and 4th California 14er.

cdickinson - Sep 6, 2016 7:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2016

great day on the mountain  Sucess!

4th time up white mountain peak. This time hiked with Harvey, Mary and Katie. All made it- 4 1/2 hours up and 3 hours down. Got a chance to see inside the mountain top research station. Glad we went on Saturday and didn't have to deal with the crowds on Sunday when road was open to Barcroft.

RaymondShevsky

RaymondShevsky - Sep 4, 2016 4:12 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2016

Great views  Sucess!

Although the trail is easy class 1 from Barcroft gate, the altitude really hit on the last stretch of switchbacks! Incomparable views, however, and the never-ending road to the trailhead was OK with 2wd HC, driven carefully.

xbaghat

xbaghat - Apr 23, 2016 2:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2015

fifteen ultraprom  Sucess!

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SandyWright - Jan 16, 2016 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2014

Sister In Laws  Sucess!

The drive was slower than expected off of Highway 395. Camped at the Barcroft gate. Wonderful views! Great time.

boyblue

boyblue - Dec 16, 2015 10:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 1985

The Road  Sucess!

Beautiful and cold. Took a nice nap on the summit. Didn't see another soul the entire day.

Fairweather

Fairweather - Nov 3, 2015 1:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2011

Lots of Bighorn Sheep  Sucess!

Road bikes from the gate, but only made it about 3 miles. Dropped the bikes and continued the rest of the way. Large herd of Bighorns were hanging out near the summit.
Bikes helped a little on the return, but without shocks, it was a bumpy ride.
Suzi stayed in the trailer in Mammoth while Todd and I camped at Grandview for the night before the hike. Todd drove down Silver Canyon on the way back - fun.

Joeyroo

Joeyroo - Oct 21, 2015 7:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2013

Got Hailed On  Sucess!

Saw a pack of about 15 big horn sheep during the descent. Then as I about 1/4 mi from reaching the end of the trail it started hailing the size of marbles. I found shelter in a Porta Potty as I waited out the brunt of the storm. When I opened the door, the entire ground was covered in about 2" of hail and ice.

trexkerry - Sep 20, 2015 2:21 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2015

From the gate  Sucess!

2 hour drive to gate from Bishop, the hike itself is straightforward, tagged Mt. Barcroft on the way down.

labgloves

labgloves - Aug 23, 2015 5:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2015

Day 6 2015 SC  Sucess!

Along with an unnamed 13er and Barcroft, cold windy hike during the height of the Perseid Meteor shower.

davidsanger

davidsanger - Jul 28, 2015 1:14 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2015

Crowded but still fun  Sucess!

There must have been nearly 100 people on their way up or down on this open-gate day. Camped at Grandview and then drove to the research station. Even so it took 3.5 hours to the summit. Totally clear day with some wind and a little smoke haze, but awesome views

Simkin

Simkin - Jul 15, 2015 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2015

On a bike  Sucess!

Here is the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWsokizuekI

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