Whitney Trail Climber's Log

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Trailboss88 - Nov 8, 2012 1:04 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2012

1st CA 14er  Sucess!

This hike made my 13th 14er but first in California. The weather was great, but the trail is long and tiring even in 2 days. Spent the night in the summit hut and got AMS. Definitely doing a technical route if I go back because the trail is boring.


kteichert - Oct 12, 2012 3:13 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2012

HP #29  Sucess!

What a great trail. A lot of hard work went into making that trail doable for everyone. Well deserved credit goes to the workers. Amazing.

davidpickavance - Mar 9, 2012 5:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2002

Long but satisfying  Sucess!

Took us about 16 hours and I got a headache at the top but it was fun


hightinerary - Dec 22, 2011 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2015

Bonus Peaks  Sucess!

I have done this route many times. Now I prefer it as a descent route only, so I can climb bonus peaks along the ridge on the way down.


jonathanluk - Oct 29, 2011 3:54 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2010

Awesome  Sucess!

Summited with my 65-year old dad and 6 other friends, well planned 3 day trip, Whitney Trail, perfect weather. Want to do the day trip, as well as down the road with my kids.


MtnDoser - Sep 2, 2011 8:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2011

Mission Accomplished!  Sucess!

Great dayhike! I would like to camp out there some day and take another route.


klimbien - Mar 28, 2011 2:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2010

Success  Sucess!

Loved it - would like to summit again via another route.


Wild - Oct 28, 2010 12:20 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

Amazing day hike  Sucess!

My first climb in the Sierras. Nothing short of epic.

QuikR - Aug 24, 2010 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2010

Whitney by August full moon light   Sucess!

While resting back at the family campground 13 hours after my first ever ascent and summit of Whitney earlier that windy morning, I got the idea to give it a 2nd go, solo at night. At 10:27 pm I started back up the trailhead from the portal hiking mostly by moonlight. Coming up the lower switches, I started looking left and exploiting the smooth and steep granite slabs that ran parallel to the creek. At the lower meadow, I went hikers left past the waterfall and staight up through a rapidly inclining granite boulder field, gaining the elevation up to the main trail camp. These granite boulders were magnificent large shiny quartz filled obstacles that required faithful dynamic moves to stay on time and keep moving over some distance. The quartz chips within this granite emited an incredible refelctive glow under moonlight. This field eventually threads into the glacial morains carved through bedrock that leads back right and up into the main trail camp. Above the switchbacks, there was virtually no wind unlike earlier that day when it was 60+ consistent. I reached the summit a few minutes before 3:00 am, bagged the first summit entry of the day and wrote a few notes as I took in the moonlight silhouettes of the surrounding view. After about :10 mins, I was booking hastily back down towards the trail crest. In good time, I was looking back down onto the first riser's coming up from camp. The pain of muscle fatigue from the earlier climb had been replaced with an aching in my feet as I duplicated the day's earlier 6,000 ft descent down the rocky trial. There with my summit log I snatched as a souvenier, I arrived back at camp. I dove back into my tent for an hour of sleep before my party woke to pack and leave, and I would tell them about the night's adventure.


therockimage - Jun 10, 2010 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2010

One day trip  Sucess!

Perfect conditions! The switchbacks were snowed over so we went up the chute to trail crest. Awesome views!

JEFFS - Apr 7, 2010 7:28 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2008

Overnighter  Sucess!

We went up main trail and avoided the switchbacks by going up the chute straight up to trail crest. Fun on the way down was able to glissade the chute...


NavySeabee - Dec 7, 2009 12:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2007

Inspiring!  Sucess!

First 14er ascended. Finished out my 13 hour day with Keeler and Muir. Definitely worth a return trip!


A-Lex - Nov 24, 2009 1:09 pm

Up the Trail  Sucess!

Holy cow! I thought this was gonna be like a day at Disneyland, but I had so much fun! If you wanna have a party AND be in the mountains, do this trail! Everyone is so stoked to be out there and the vibe is awesome!


hol571 - Sep 16, 2009 2:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009

Great Trip  Sucess!

knees hated the decent from trail camp to outpost, too many big step downs w/ a heavy pack


WML - Jul 30, 2009 2:01 am Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2009

Winter fun  Sucess!

Good times! Plenty of snow

BlackForrest - May 30, 2009 5:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Had to tick it off

Early start and quick progress up the main slog. Weather moved in around 11. Made it down all the way to parking dry.


Hotoven - Apr 20, 2009 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

Long day hike  Sucess!

This trail was very nice, and had a million switchbacks right before you got to the John Muir Tail Junction. It took us 13 hours to hike it. and We saw a young black bear at the start of our hike around 3 A.m.

Cascade Scrambler

Cascade Scrambler - Oct 5, 2008 1:47 am Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2008

Good times  Sucess!

We met some of the coolest people we've ever met while on this hike. It was long, and some of the route had fresh snow on it, but we were successful! Nice trail, beautiful scenery. Climbing over Trail Crest and catching our first view of Sequoia was breathtaking.


SpankyBob - Sep 9, 2008 2:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2003

First 14er  Sucess!

One day trip. Fifteen hours, liesurely pace.


Sienna - Sep 5, 2008 4:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2006

Fun time to go  Sucess!

This was a fun trip, but I almost slid off the trail just beyond the trail crest. I punched my foot through snow into nothing. Ha-ha, at least I had my ice ax.

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