White Mountain Peak Climber's Log

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EnFuego - Jul 3, 2011 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2009

Long Long Day Hike  Sucess!

Due to some early season snows and some unpassable snow drifts in my 2wd SUV, I had to park over 3 miles from the trailhead, making this normally 7 mile Class I ascent nearly 11 miles. I started about 6am in subfreezing temps with moderate wind. By the time I reached the observatory, my water bladder hose had frozen. I managed to thaw it out, ate some food, tucked the hose away and continue onto the summit in mounting winds. At about 13,000' elevation, my water bladder froze. I was too close to turn back, after driving all night from Orange County. I quickly made the summit, signed the register, and hauled out of there. I finally reached my vehicle 14 hours later in the dark and very thirsty.


mjp20k - Jun 27, 2011 9:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2006

Another CA fourteener  Sucess!

Uneventful hike to the top


Smithman123 - May 30, 2011 6:13 pm

Mountain Bike

Mountain biked this peak with a friend. Was very rideable except for the last couple-hundred vertical feet. Rode down the entire way. It was a bit of a slog riding up the hill, but the way down made it all worthwhile.


hiker102 - May 18, 2011 3:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2005

First high altitude hike  Sucess!

This was an amazing hike of a 14,246 foot mountain in the high desert of central California. The landscape was barren and rocky, yet had a green hue from the short ground vegetation on many of the surrounding hills in the lower elevations. Take away the clear blue sky and replace it with total blackness and this location could probably pass for the moon...

For a full trip report with photos, you are welcome to visit my website: Peak Fever


jspeigl - Apr 26, 2011 10:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2009

White Mt.  Sucess!

An uneventful hike; ran into a few Summitposters at the top, which was cool.


PSchubert - Feb 18, 2011 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2010

First Snows  Sucess!

My first 14'er. Parked at Barcroft gate and made the summit easily enough, but ended up walking on snow and ice more often than not. The view from the top (especially with the approaching storm) was well worth the effort. I would highly recommend this peak before any snow has fallen in the fall.


platypii - Feb 9, 2011 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

Unique among CA 14ers  Sucess!

After acclimatizing on Whitney, we proceeded to run up, and then run down White Mountain. Snow on the top 1000ft. Very cool mountain!


rowjimmy - Jan 7, 2011 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

Didn't expect to love it  Sucess!

I did not expect to love this outing, given the simple approach and hoards of people. But, the alpine desert landscape with its countless shades of aridity was charming and a great easy high altitude day.


bruceg - Dec 22, 2010 4:32 pm

Great hike  Sucess!

1987 with Andy Zdon author of Desert Summits


MoapaPk - Dec 17, 2010 10:41 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2004

high-alttitude walk  Sucess!

Biggest challenge was avoiding the thunderstorms.


zolek7 - Dec 17, 2010 9:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2010

On the 2nd try!  Sucess!

This one considered to be the easiest one... I made attempt in April and had to turn back after 10 miles of 25 miles trek from the closed gate, as night temps drop down to 5F. Spent the night in August on the plateau between Barcroft and White. Temps dropped down to 20's. It is always windy here so go well prepared; there is no natural protection above the tree line. Stake your tent and use guy lines.

onramp36 - Oct 5, 2010 2:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

Tick  Sucess!

Ticked it off after getting stormed off the Sierras the day before. Lots of hail, but refused to make that drive again.

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis - Sep 13, 2010 11:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2010

Highest Dumpster Dive in Contiguous US  Sucess!

Josh Lewis would have been bored here.


SawtoothSean - Sep 6, 2010 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

Beautiful  Sucess!

Did this as a recovery hike after Palisades Traverse attempt the day before. Lots of people, but beautiful open slopes with good views.

edge17 - Sep 4, 2010 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010

From Barcroft Gate  Sucess!

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.


thexcat - Aug 29, 2010 6:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010

Barcroft Gate  Sucess!

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.

GAflatlander - Aug 22, 2010 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

14er by mistake  Sucess!


trip report and photos


Drewid - Aug 16, 2010 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010

Mtn Bike Descent  Sucess!

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.

tyler_durden - Jul 25, 2010 1:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

interesting day  Sucess!

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.

tednv - Jul 9, 2010 2:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2010

fun  Sucess!

warm up for whitney

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