We camped at the Whitney Portal Campground Monday night to try to acclimatize and then started out on the Mount Whitney Trail Tuesday morning around 6:30am bound for Trail Camp. There were an abundance of stream crossings but we researched and prepared properly and had brought sandals along for these crossings.
Jan 05, 2019 · There is a campground at Whitney Portal, the kind you drive up to with a fire pit and toilets. If you are day hiking Mt. Whitney, I highly advise you to acclimate first and camp at Portal. You want to avoid altitude sickness, trust me, I’ve been there. To book a campsite at Portal, visit recreation.gov.
Jun 03, 2016 · Outstanding views of Mount Whitney (the highest peak in the continental United States) and the eastern Sierra escarpment, Lone Pine Creek, the Alabama Hills, and the White and Inyo Mountains are the key features of the Whitney Portal National Recreation Trail. The trail begins in the Lone Pine Campground at 5,900 feet elevation in the Great Basin Desert and climbs four miles along the south ...
By far the easiset route is the Mount Whitney Trail from the Whitney Portal Campground at the end of a paved road from Lone Pine. It is a graded, well-maintained trail that uses hundreds and hundreds of switchbacks to gain the crest of the Sierra a mile or so south of the summit, and then winds along behind the craggy pinnacles of the crest to ...
Moreover, it is difficult to obtain a permit to camp overnight on that route and, even if you are lucky in this respect the campground at Trail Camp is crowded and unattractive. This hike avoids all that by accessing the high country using the Shepherd Pass trail north of Mount Whitney. It is much easier to obtain a permit for this route.
all day trips in the Mount Whitney Zone and all overnight trips in wilderness. Campground, lodging, services May 1 through October 31, daily trailhead quotas limit the number of people who may enter the Mount Whitney Zone. Permits for the quota season may be reserved in advance at www.recreation.gov.
Mt. Whitney, is located just west of Lone Pine, about a one hour drive south of Bishop. Rising to 14,496 feet above sea level, Mt. Whitney towers 10,000′ over the 4,000′ Owens Valley floor. The Mt. Whitney Trail, one of the world’s most popular trails, sees thousands of visitors annually climb the strenuous 10.5 mile trail to the summit.
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WHITNEY PORTAL: This is the trailhead for both the Mount Whitney Trail and the Mountaineer's Route as well as many other mountaineering and climbing routes on Mount Whitney, Mount Russell, and Mount Carillon. Take US-395 to Lone Pine and then turn west on Whitney Portal Road. In 13 miles, you will reach Whitney Portal at an elevation of 8,365 feet.
Dec 26, 2017 · Alabama Hills is a destination in and of itself, but it is also a great place to stop for the night if you are traveling the U.S. 395 or heading into the mountains. Get ready to settle into camp among alien boulder formations and gaze at unobstructed views of Mount Whitney.