Mount Whitney Trip Report (#7889)
- Signed By: Thomas Hawley
- Date submitted: July 16, 2004
Eight of us joined forces for a two day trip. Oh July 2, we spent the night at Whitney Portal. July 3, we hit the trail just after 7:00 AM, and made it to Trail Camp between Noon and 1:00 PM (we were spread out). On July 4, we got on the trail just after 5:00 AM, and made it to the summit by 9:30 or so. We then proceeded back to Trail Camp, rested an hour or so, broke camp and made it to the bottom by 5:00 PM. The weather could not have been much better. No winds, overnight low of around 35 at Trail Camp, and about 40 degrees in full sun at the summit.
A more complete account (with pictures) is at the website referenced below. It was a fantastic hike, and I will do it again!