White Mountain Peak Climber's Log

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NewDayRising

NewDayRising - Oct 21, 2005 1:36 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2005

Route Climbed: easy route Date Climbed: JUL 05  Sucess!

9.11.05
Hiked with 8 others. Very cold morning. Reported to be 17F. Summitted in 7hrs. Descended off trail. No altitude problems this time.
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7.?.05
Solo. First time getting sick at altitude. Had to nap halfway. Almost vomitted. Took 9.5 hours to summit and almost got caught in a violent electrical storm. Came back to a dead battery. Got help from a guy who just pulled in as I got back to the TH.

tdoughty

tdoughty - Oct 17, 2005 5:38 pm

Route Climbed: Road Date Climbed: june 2005  Sucess!

nice hike, great views

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 30, 2005 10:56 pm

Route Climbed: east side Date Climbed: July 15, 2005

Afternoon weather cooperated and I went up-- easy way to get to top of Great Basin but welcome after Yosemite. Take care on the road. Any regular car can make it all the way, but I saw an off-road edition Toyota Tacoma with a flat while I drove by (after offering help) in a convertible Mustang. Speed can kill your tires here; not much else can.



tpdwr

tpdwr - Sep 27, 2005 12:09 pm

Route Climbed: South Face Route Date Climbed: August 13,2000  Sucess!

There were several other parties hiking this route the day I was there. Great views from the summit! Best view was sunrise as I drove to the trailhead!!

RickF

RickF - Sep 19, 2005 5:41 pm

Route Climbed: Access Road via the Research Campus Date Climbed: August 21, 2004  Sucess!

We took Mountain Bikes. The way up consisted of pedal-walk-pedal-walk-fix flat, pedal-walk-walk-walk. We had good weather all day and great views from the top. The descent was a blast!

Kerstin

Kerstin - Sep 17, 2005 1:05 pm

Route Climbed: Main Road Date Climbed: July 1999  Sucess!

A beautiful solo hike, with lots of alpine wildflowers. Freezing up top...I felt compelled to climb to the top of the building at the summit. I sat and stared at the great eastern escarpment of the Sierra...

sierramtngoat

sierramtngoat - Sep 12, 2005 4:42 am

Route Climbed: White Mountain Road Date Climbed: July 19, 2003  Sucess!

Solo hike, after climbing Mt. Morrison. Impressive summit and Marmot/Coyote show.

rocketsredglare

rocketsredglare - Sep 12, 2005 12:11 am

Date Climbed: September 10, 2005  Sucess!

Simple, easy 14er. Did it in shorts, down jacket, hat, gloves and trail runners. Got the oddest looks from people because I was in shorts, everyone made a comment. Wind was whipping but an easy up down. My buddy tagged along and got his first 14er so congratulations to him. Had fun but way too long.

kovarpa

kovarpa - Sep 8, 2005 8:35 pm

Route Climbed: The road Date Climbed: September 2, 2005  Sucess!

Solely for "completion" purposes - hiked with Vendulka. Due to wildfires, views from the summit were very hazy. But bristlecone pines are awesome!

rice

rice - Sep 7, 2005 7:14 pm

Route Climbed: main trail Date Climbed: september 4, 2005  Sucess!

Got my first 14er on sunday September 4th Breathtaking! Did get to cheat a little. The Brancroft research center was having an open house so the gate was open which led to probably more than average visitors for one day. The bristlecones are awesome too. Plan to return!

Hack - Sep 6, 2005 12:14 am

Route Climbed: Jeep Trail Date Climbed: 9/4/05  Sucess!

Took advantage of open gate day and hiked White Mountain. The view was lousy due to wind blown smoke. Good hike.

SusanM

SusanM - Aug 28, 2005 11:45 pm

Route Climbed: Main Road Date Climbed: August 28, 2005  Sucess!

A long road to a very cold and windy summit. The views were impressive, however, the hike itself was tedious.

cristind - Aug 21, 2005 9:31 pm

Route Climbed: Main Road Date Climbed: August 20, 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful hike this last Saturday, and we were so happy to finally make this summit (I had to turn around last time I tried 19 years ago!). Surprisingly busy on the trail (~15 hikers + ~7 bikers). Road to the trailhead was rougher than usual due to a heavy snow year. Trail was almost totally free of snow except for the last saddle before the peak. Perfect weather, no clouds and quite cool (needed gloves & a warm hat). And a wonderful surprise on the way down was the chance to see ~10 bighorn sheep grazing just 25 feet away from us on the side of the trail. Amazing!

mdash

mdash - Aug 13, 2005 9:29 pm

Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

Ran most of the way up and all the way back. Cool, windy, some rain, but had a good time!

jim donald - Aug 12, 2005 7:04 pm

Route Climbed: Road Date Climbed: august 7, 2005  Sucess!

Barcroft open house - first 14'er - great up. Serious lightning and hail all the way back turned the entire route white - could see the sun shining down in Bishop. Looked fine going in but after 20 min on summit, storm developed surprisingly fast. Astounding views of the Sierra.

salad

salad - Aug 11, 2005 3:44 pm

Route Climbed: Road Date Climbed: 8/7/05  Sucess!

Open house day! Mother nature wouldnt let it be a gimmie tho, and pelted us with hail for a solid hour from the summit down. A little sketch with the lightening.

bechtt

bechtt - Aug 8, 2005 10:57 pm

Route Climbed: Road Date Climbed: 6 Aug 05  Sucess!

Used the hike (and the night spent at the gate) to acclimate for Sunday's hike in the Sierras. Great views west including the storms brewing over the Sierras but the dirt road getting to the gate sucked (no matter what the vehicle clearance)

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Aug 8, 2005 6:03 pm

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

Threatened by thunderstorms but only got a few raindrops.

transplanthiker - Aug 7, 2005 7:28 pm

Route Climbed: 4x4 road Date Climbed: Aug. 06 2005  Sucess!

My brother (who donated his kidney to me) and myself started at 5:25am from the Barcroft gate. The sunrise was epic. We passed the Barcroft facility at 6:40am. We stayed together until we reached the switchbacks at the base of the mountain. My brother quickly pulled ahead of me and reached the summit exactly three hours after we started. I reached the summit 25 minutes later at 8:50am. I began feeling symptoms of altitude sickness so I signed the register and descended. My brother felt fine the whole way and we arrived back at the gate at noon. I would recommend this hike for the great views. BE SURE TO ACULAMATE BEFORE GOING!!

k2link

k2link - Aug 5, 2005 10:00 pm

Route Climbed: trail from barcroft Date Climbed: August 4, 2005  Sucess!

After missing the opportunity last summer (due to a sinus/inner ear infection), climbed to the summit this summer. Left Barcroft gate at 3 am, hit the summit around 8:30. It was spectacular hiking under the stars, then watching the sun rise across the Great Basin as I approached the mountain. Ran out of "gas" about 3.5 miles before I got back to my car... dragged my sorry b**t in a little after noon.



To echo some other comments... the road to Barcroft is very difficult for low clearance cars. My Corolla was not happy. The forest service really understates the suitability of the road for "passenger cars." Would recommend high clearance whenever possible!

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