Located on the eastside of California's beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Mt Whitney Trail starts in Inyo National Forest at Whitney Portal, 8,300 feet above sea level. before reaching the summit in Sequoia National Park. The summit of Mt. Whitney is the southern end of the John Muir Trail.
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Mt. Whitney Lottery, Wilderness Permit Office - Inyo National Forest. 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 200, Bishop, CA 93514. Phone #'s: Wilderness Information Line- (760) 873-2485 and Reservation Line- (760) 873-2483. The Lottery Enter the lottery to reserve a backpacking trip on the Mt. Whitney trail, or a day hike in the Mt. Whitney Zone.
The following permits are issued at Inyo National Forest Visitor Centers: Mt. Whitney permits (starting at Whitney Portal) must be picked up at the Eastern Sierra Visitor Center. Trips that will start at other entry points in Inyo National Forest may be issued at any Inyo National Forest visitor center.
Mt. Whitney Lottery, Wilderness Permit Office - Inyo National Forest. 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 200 Bishop, CA 93514. Phone #'s: Wilderness Information Line- (760) 873-2485 and Reservation Line- (760) 873-2483. The Lottery Enter the lottery to reserve a backpacking trip on the Mt. Whitney trail, or a day hike in the Mt. Whitney Zone.
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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.
A $15.00 per person recreation fee is charged for trips entering the Whitney Zone (Mt. Whitney, North Fork of Lone Pine Creek, and Trail Crest Exit). A $5.00 per person recreation fee is charged for all other areas. There are no discounts for annual passes, military, seniors, or children. All people count for wilderness quotas and fees.
Named after one of the Sierra’s most dedicated advocates, the John Muir Wilderness consists of more than half a million acres, bringing together some of the most spectacular landscape in the Sierra Nevada. It was designated in the 1964 Wilderness Act and contains the highest peak in the lower 48 states: Mt. Whitney at 14,494 feet. In addition to granite peaks and glacially carved canyons, the John Muir protects the headwaters of the South and Middle Forks of the San Joaquin River, as well ...
You have to get it online--there are no walk-in permits available this year. Here's how you get the permit: Starting today, keep checking the Recreation.gov site (set entry point to Mt. Whitney Day Use, and Group size=1). Permits DO show up online, as people picking up their permits drop off slots due to hikers backing out. Most permits will show up Sunday for the Monday hike, but some will also show up on Saturday.
Starting at Badwater in Death Valley, California, at an elevation of 279 feet below sea level, they test their mettle on a scorching ribbon of asphalt highway, over mountain passes and across sere basins, and on into the shadow of Mount Whitney, 14,505-foot king of the mighty Sierra Nevada range.
Winter Mountaineering in the Sierra. A skills focused course designed to transition mountaineers and experienced backpackers to alpine travel and climbing in Winter conditions. Held in the Mount Whitney Zone, of the Eastern Sierra. Location:Sierra Nevada, California; Season:December - March; Length:5 days; Cost:from $1325