Map of Mt Whitney Zone (Day Use permit is required within the red boundary) Overnight – Mt Whitney Trail This permit includes multi-night trips starting on the classic Mt Whitney Trail and allows camping along the Mt Whitney Trail and summiting Mt. Whitney.
Detailed map of Mt. Whitney and vicinity includes Whitney Portal, Crabtree, Rock Creek, and Cottonwood Lakes. Clearly shows the Mt. Whitney Zone, where day-use and overnight permits are required. All of Tom Harrison’s wonderful maps to California hiking and recreation areas are shaded-relief topographic maps on waterproof plastic.
The summit of Mt. Whitney is the southern end of the John Muir Trail. Day Use – Mt. Whitney Zone Permit. This permit is valid for one day only, from midnight to midnight. Choose the route appropriate for your group, Mt. Whitney Trail or climbing routes like the Mountaineers Route. Map of Mt Whitney Zone shows where a permit is required for ...
Dec 02, 2019 · Whitney Zone Entrance. After a stop at Lone Pine Lake, you will continue down the trail until you hit the sign that informs you you have now entered the Whitney Zone. This area is where you have to have a permit to not get fined. You will see the sign loud and clear, so you won’t be surprised when you enter the zone.
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Mt. Whitney: Human Waste. Pack It Out! To maintain the integrity and beauty of Mt. Whitney, all visitors should pack out their human waste. Currently, this is the best way to manage your waste in the Whitney Zone. Since 2006, trail users have packed out an enormous amount of waste; 7,000 to 8,000 pounds per year!
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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...
A nice well made map for Mt. Whitney my only complaint is given it's focused subject that it's not a 1:24k map instead of the 1:40k. Most of this area is already covered by Nat Geo's Sequoia/Kings Canyon N.P. (#205) map. Ha;f this map is showing the Alabama Hills and over to Lone Pine CA.
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* Technically Lone Pine Lake is outside of the Mt Whitney permit zone, but you still need a Mt Whitney overnight permit to camp here. There are plenty of established sites to put your tent up. Don’t ruin the environment by creating a new one.
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 TRAIL CAMP - or High Camp (shown above) is one crowded location during peak season. It is located 6.0 miles from the trailhead and resides at 12,000 feet of elevation. It is located 6.0 miles from the trailhead and resides at 12,000 feet of elevation.