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  2. Mount Whitney - Wikipedia

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    Mount Whitney (Paiute: Too-man-i-goo-yah) is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m).

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  3. Seeing and Climbing Mt. Whitney - Sequoia & Kings Canyon ...

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    Feb 16, 2017 · The shortest and most popular route to climb Mt. Whitney is a 10.7 mile (17.1 km) trail from Whitney Portal, 13 miles (21 km) west of the town of Lone Pine on the east side of the Sierra. Ice axes and crampons are needed in spring and early summer, but technical climbing equipment is not usually necessary between mid-July and early October.

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  4. Mt. Whitney, east of the California town of Lone Pine along US Highway 395 is most easily accessed by the Whitney Portal Trailhead (8,365 ft), 13 miles east of town. This granite peak of the Sierra Nevada Range, located in the John Muir Wilderness and Sequoia National Park (its western face), is the highest point south of Alaska.

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    Mount Whitney, of the California Sierra Nevada, holds numerous distinctions. It is the highpoint of both Tulare & Inyo counties. It is the highest peak in the Sierra, & indeed in all of California. Finally, it rises higher than any piece of land in the United States outside of Alaska.Mount Whitney's elevation stature continues to intrigue the human psyche, both from a civilian as well as a governmental perspective. Its elevation seems to be continually evaluated and reevaluated using the newe...

    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. Bears have been known to frequent this trailhead so do not leave food in your car during bear season - there's a reason why all the garbage cans a...

    Permits are required year-round, however, a quota is in place for the Mount Whitney Zone from May 1 to November 1 depending whether you are on the Mount Whitney Trail or others, e.g. the Mountaineer's Route (differences described below). Permit information is available on the Inyo National Forest page. During other times, a self-issued wilderness permit is required which can be made at the Mount Whitney Ranger Station in Lone Pine, not at Whitney Portal (see Mountain Conditions section below...

    Mount Whitney is a year-round mountain. Between late May and October, hiking/running the Mount Whitney Trail and climbing on the Mountaineer's Route are popular. Then activity generally slackens during the next few months while the snow pack accumulates until the February to early May season when ski mountaineering, backcountry snowboarding, and general mountaineering on routes such as the Mountaineer's Route and the North Face are popular. Mountaineering on the Mount Whitney Trail is also ve...

    MOUNT WHITNEY TRAIL: The two popular campgrounds on this trail are Outpost Camp at 10,335' and Trail Camp at 12,000' at 3.8 and 6.2 miles from the trailhead respectively. Those feeling the effects of the altitude will want to stay at Outpost Camp, however, most people making a multi-day trip stay at Trail Camp. During \\"bear season,\\" you should be prepared for both bears and marmots. In recent years, bears have been known to make it up to Trail Camp so bear-resistant food containers are now re...

    Use the following resources to check route and weather conditions on Mount Whitney:www.395.com - High Sierra Weather Report incl. satellite photo. Weather Underground - Lonepine, CA Weather Forecast Whitney Portal Store message board CSAC Eastern Sierra Avalanche BulletinMOUNT WHITNEY RANGER STATION P.O. Box 8 Lone Pine, CA 93545 (760) 876-6200 (760) 876-6201 TDD website Open 7 days/week; 8.00 - 17.00 Nov - Apr, 8.00 - 18.00 May - OctAt the 'Interagency Visitor Center' 1 mi S of Lone Pine, US...

    Charley Begole, Johnny Lucas & Al Johnson took a trip to the summit of the highest mountain in the range, & christened it ‘Fisherman’s Peak.’ Ain’t it as romantic as ‘Whitney?’ The fishermen who found it looked mighty romantic on their return to Soda Springs. Wonder who that old earthquake sharp thinks is running this country, anyhow? -Inyo Independent, 20 September, 1873 For years our chief, Professor Whitney has made brave campaigns into the unknown realm of Nature. Against low prejudice &...

    GENERAL INTEREST LINKS:USDA FS Inyo National Forest official web siteWhitney Portal Store: Provides weekly trail report from June to October among many other useful things.The Whitneyzone- webcam & online forum. Information for Mt. Whitney hikers, maintained by the Mt. Whitney Hikers Association. Badwater Ultramarathon: Although this 135 mile race officially ends at Whitney Portal due to the permit quota, runners have continued to extend this to the Mount Whitney Summit for a \\"true finish.\\" A...

    1. C.E.Brennen's account of climbing Mount Whitney 2. Information about the Mountaineers Route Permits, camping, and details about the Mountaineers Route. 3. Helen Smith's Trip Report 4. Google Search for \\"Mt. Whitney Hike\\" Leads to many interesting pages 5. Whitney Portal Store Lots of useful info, photos and maps. 6. Mount Whitney USGS Topographic Map Commercial dealer offers standard quad for $6.95. 7. Fun, but bloody long, day-hike on the Whitney Trail 8. Trip Report: Whitney Trail, June...

  5. Mt. Whitney closed for the season because of smoke, fires

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    Oct 07, 2020 · It’s been a tough year for hikers hoping to scale Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48 states. Early in the season, the mountain was closed to hikers because of the pandemic. It reopened...

  6. Hiking Mt. Whitney Trail Guide 2020: How to Successfully ...

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    The Mt. Whitney Hike is one of THE MOST popular trails in California and the US, because Mount Whitney is the tallest peak in the contiguous United States, meaning, outside of flying to Alaska this is the tallest peak you can hike here in the lower 48 states.

  7. Mount Whitney Trail [CLOSED] - California | AllTrails

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    Mount Whitney Trail is a 22.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lone Pine, California that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, ice climbing, and backpacking and is best used from April until October.

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  8. Mount Whitney: Permits for Mt Whitney

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    Mt Whitney Permits Permits are required year round for entry into the Mt. Whitney Zone. A valid overnight permit or day use permit is required. Your permit must be visible as you hike in the Mt. Whitney Zone.

  9. Inyo National Forest - Recreation

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    Mt. Whitney Ranger District Information. P.O. Box 8 Lone Pine, CA 93545 Link to: Ranger District Recreation. Please obtain weather forecasts before visiting the high country. Prepare for winter conditions. Bring appropriate clothing, equip your vehicle with survival essentials and check weather forecast before your trip.

  10. Mt. Whitney Portal Store Message Board | Mt. Whitney Portal ...

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    Aug 31, 2020 · Mt Whitney trail condition reports from the folks who live and work on the mountain. The Whitney Portal Store, located 13 miles west of Lone Pine, lies next to the Mount Whitney trail head and has operated by permit from the Inyo National Forest since 1987.

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