Mount Whitney Trip Report (#7945)
- Signed By: Otto & Esther Jager
- Date submitted: July 13, 2004
Started in the dark at 4:45 AM, reached Trail Camp after only 3 hours where we stayed for an hour and reached the summit at 12:45. The view at Trail Crest was the best birthday gift I've ever had! Incredible ;-) On our first attempt (7/4/97) we had to turn around at the ropes on the switchbacks because of ice and snow on the trail. This time the conditions were perfect. No ice/snow, not too much wind, and a perfect hiking temperature. Thanks to the guy in the Whitney Portal store who got me back to my feet after our return.