White Mountain Peak Climber's Log

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Snowslogger - Oct 17, 2023 9:30 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2017

White Mtn Peak w Sally  Sucess!

The day after climbing Boundary Peak we did the long drive up and then hiked the peak. Cool very old trees in the area also.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Oct 3, 2023 5:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2023

All mine today  Sucess!

Didn’t expect snow (and plenty of it). Snow covered 100% starting 2 miles up (at the UC research facility). Windy too; wind stopped completely as I started down from the summit. Handled in trail runners; had spikes but didn’t need them. Fair bit of postholing, but overall great day. People seen hiking: 0, one coyote at 12k!

cdickinson - Sep 19, 2023 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2020

Hiking with the Girls  Sucess!

4th time doing White Mountain Peak. Another spectacular day, this time with Amy and Katie. First 14er for Amy!


Domtron - Oct 12, 2022 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2022

Long Open Hike  Sucess!

The dirt road getting to the trailhead at Bancroft Gate is no joke! I blew a tire getting out. I highly recommend 4x4 and an SUV with high clearance. Definitely spend the night at the trailhead which is about 11,000' so you can acclimate. Freezing temperatures at night with warm sun without wind during the day. Pack layers. It will take about 7-8 hours to get to the top. There is no shade whatsoever and no water so pack smart. The final portion is pretty steep so lots of switch backs to make up for the grade.

cdickinson - Sep 19, 2022 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2022

Climbing at 70  Sucess!

5th time to climb this time with Sarah. Beautiful Day on top white puffy clouds not much wind.

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Jul 30, 2022 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2022

Made it  Sucess!

Great weather, not very cold and I wore too many layers. Went with two others and we started at 7:15 am and got back at 5:00 pm

ljwoodw - Jun 14, 2022 11:35 am Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2022

We were...blown away...by this hike  Sucess!

I'd never thought of White Mountain Peak as a particularly pretty mountain, but it proved me wrong on this hike along the usual route. Lovely rock colors and probably the most fearsome winds I've experienced outside of Mount Shasta, which also made the drive back to the Bay interesting.

Crux was the drive to the trailhead. If I climbed it again, I'd probably experiment with the western approach.


technicolorNH - Oct 19, 2021 5:34 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2021

easy road walk  Sucess!

Took me five hours and ten minutes to get to the summit, but due to snow on the road I had to park my car a 75 minute walk from the TH. Cross country was sometimes better than staying on the road as it collected snow from a storm earlier in the month, but the switchbacks on the final push were almost entirely dry. Quite an imposing summit building.


BigRob - Oct 5, 2021 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2021

Ueli and I  Sucess!

This was my dog Ueli’s longest day on a mountain. It was very Smokey. Trail was great. The research center creeps me out a tad.

Reuben Shams Parker

Reuben Shams Parker - Oct 3, 2021 10:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2021

My first 14er!  Sucess!

The white mountains are a starkly stunning alien landscape. At the lower elevations, the bristlecones are something straight out of science fiction or legend. The hike starts somewhat steep as you ascend to the research station and then the observatory.
Once you get to the observatory the peak itself comes into full view in it's stunning red and black tones. The final ascent kicked my butt though, and I was moving pretty slow for a lot of the switchbacks.

I did this first try, solo, but I could not have done it if I had not arrived at the trailhead the previous day and camped. I absolutely love this mountain. There's nothing like it, even if it isn't the most challenging 14er.


yadahzoemtn - Jun 3, 2021 9:49 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2021

A lot of road walking  Sucess!

I enjoyed this mountain even though it is a road walk. Nice views at the top!


montanajames - Mar 19, 2021 10:14 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2020

On a Mountain Bike  Sucess!

Probably spent just as much time pushing my bike as I did riding it, but made it to the top and back down without crashing! Saw quite a few goats on the trail!


bdreese2 - Jan 31, 2021 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2018

White Mountain Peak  Sucess!



BlakeBaron - Oct 26, 2020 8:41 am Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2020

Windy Hike Up  Sucess!

Nice hike, smoke was covering the valley, so the view was not great, oh well. Very windy the whole way up and down.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Nov 15, 2019 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2019

Day hike after Palisade Traverse  Sucess!

Quick morning jaunt before driving back to Seattle


ScarsPapa - Oct 24, 2019 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2019

First 14er (and 13er)  Sucess!

Wonderful first major peak. Having done up to 12.2k I was super stoked to do 13 and 14 in this hike.
Weather was absolutely perfect, upper 50's with low end moderate winds (up to about 20 mph) at times. We got an early start (about 40 minutes pre-dawn) and were able to watch the sunrise after the Barcroft Research station up on the ridge.
Met some super cool people at the summit and on our way back down. Whitney is on the list now, but more conditioning and preparation plus an extra couple nights above 12k for that though.


triyoda - Sep 11, 2019 2:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2018

Nice hike  Sucess!

This was more alpine and scenic than I expected. Also a nice break from the difficulties of most CA 14ers.


socalpeakbagger - Aug 24, 2019 11:38 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2019

Barren landscap full of life  Sucess!

Beautiful hike to the top on a perfect summer day...landscape is barren and inhospitable per human standards, but full of life; saw many birds, moths, grasshoppers, spiders, flowers and plants, grumpy marmots, and the king of the mountains the CA bighorn.


kk6yb - Aug 7, 2019 8:52 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2019

Snow field easily bypassed  Sucess!

Long walk from the Barcroft Gate trailhead, up the southeast slope of the peak. No problems at all. There was a significant snow field covering the trail around 14,000' elevation but there is a steep use trail that easily bypassed the snow field. Great views on top. Started hiking at 6:45 AM, finished back at trailhead around 4 PM, we took our time along the way and spent at least 40 minutes on top. Great hike up, very enjoyable (but still a challenge)!

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Jul 7, 2019 9:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2019

Piece of Cake  Sucess!

Beautiful weather & several friendly hikers on the mountain.

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