White Mountain Peak Climber's Log

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calipidder - Jan 10, 2012 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2012

Holy windchill batman

Decided to take advantage of the dry weather and hike White Mountain. The drive to the trailhead was clear and fine (came up Silver Canyon in a Tundra). No snow problems on the road (in January - crazy!). Started off for the summit in a comfortable 27 degrees. By the time we got over the ridge behind Barcroft the wind was blasting. At the saddle below the final switchbacks the wind and dropping temperatures finally got to be too much and we turned around. One in our party made the summit, another got just below it and turned around after practically being blown off the peak. Kestrel readings: 10 degree air temp, -19.4 degree windchill, sustained 40mph winds.

So, there is more to climbing in the winter than just snow. Who knew.


madclimber - Nov 2, 2011 8:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009

Mtn Bike to the Top  Sucess!

Biking is the only way to go! Thanks, Peak Freak :)


MCGusto - Oct 28, 2011 12:31 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

Needed a bike...  Sucess!

First attempted after a russell climb via a mountain bike with dave s, but was thwarted by bad weather. Then summited with wifey in late september 2006


Daria - Oct 22, 2011 10:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2011

Full White Mountain Traverse  Sucess!

White mountain summit from the East-nice 4th class knife edge ridge to summit. Continued on to complete full white mountain range traverse


Niels79 - Oct 20, 2011 10:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2011

Beautiful day  Sucess!

Amasing view


badmajick - Oct 10, 2011 8:43 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

14er MTB!  Sucess!

Late start, but a fun and challenging mountain bike :) #4


ssbclimber - Oct 8, 2011 1:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009

White Mountain  Sucess!

Nine hour slog with Ezra Danciu. Had some car problems and fuel concerns driving out. It's a long drive to the trailhead!


MMclimbhigh - Oct 7, 2011 3:10 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

Trail  Sucess!

7 month old "Yeti" German Shepherd climbed her first 14'er!


DiverDave - Oct 3, 2011 11:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1999

White Mountain Peak  Sucess!

14 miles round trip from locked gate at Barcroft Station at 11700 feet to summit at 14232 feet and return.


jaxcharlie - Sep 13, 2011 8:40 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011

Suprising Gem  Sucess!

My first 14er. I went up as an acclimization hike, and chose this one because I wanted to see the Ancient Bristlecone Pine forest. I was delightfully suprised by how pretty the mountain and the views from the mountain where.


twigasaurus - Sep 11, 2011 2:35 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2011

Acclimation Test  Sucess!

I heard this was an easy hike to see how one does at elevation. So I went into not expecting much more than that. Camped at the trailhead, then got a 4:30am start the next morning. The dawn, sunrise, and the views of the Eastern Sierras were incredible. I would definitely recommend this hike.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Sep 6, 2011 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

nice views  Sucess!

2 hours to the top going at decent pace..took some time on top for the views. Checked out the oldest trees in the world after.


danomike - Sep 4, 2011 8:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

Great View From The Top  Sucess!

19 hour day driving from Reno, hiking up the mountain, then driving back to Reno. Good times.


iditarod81 - Aug 22, 2011 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2011

Great trip!  Sucess!

We had an awesome time with the researchers / staff at the Barcroft WMRS and we were treated to the most spectacular view of the Milky Way we've ever seen with the naked eye the evening before summiting. At the top: beautiful views and weather, nice to see the High Sierra from the "other" side of Owens Valley.


Tracy - Aug 11, 2011 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2011

from Barcroft Gate  Sucess!

Hiked the road from Barcroft Gate after camping the night at Grandview Campground. Bagged Mount Barcroft on the way back. Beautiful weather and only about 25 other people on the mountain. This was my 15th California county highpoint.


biz - Aug 8, 2011 4:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2011

A slog...  Sucess!

but the view more than made up for it. Plus, I found the landscape and geology to be very enjoyable.


hightinerary - Jul 24, 2011 2:05 pm

Bizarre Landscape  Sucess!

The road to the trailhead is the hardest part! I've climbed it four times.


zoomloco - Jul 16, 2011 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2011

beautiful  Sucess!

so different from the sierra, its mind boggling. both are incredible. thoughts here: http://zoomloco.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/out-of-the-parks/


CaHikr - Jul 5, 2011 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011

Easy Summit  Sucess!

Was able to drive to the gate for the 14 mile r/t to the summit.
Awesome day in the 50's to 60's, some trail cutting required to get by some snow drifts but those should be gone in a couple of weeks.


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.

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