Mount Whitney Trip Report (#19417)
- Signed By: Josh Haskett
- Date submitted: September 27, 2006
- Number of People Encountered:50+ people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Lots of snow. Stayed along the rock as much as possible until about 1/2 mile before Trail Camp, then we were forced to cross a dangerous snowfield (bad looking crack in the snow just above our trail line). We decided to drop back down and cross the stream below, taking the left side instead. Wasted an hour. Summit - Switchbacks completely covered - took the snow chute instead. Got up it early before the sun slushed it up. Couple of dicey spots around the back side after Trail Crest, but otherwise great. Fun climb with the snow, more difficult, but more of a challenge and more of an accomplishment.