Mount Whitney

Mount Whitney Trip Report (#7949)

First attempt in July '98 aborted at Trail Camp due to excess snow above. Returned in '99 and reached the summit in one long day. Started at 1am (after seeing a bear), at Trail Camp at 6:30, Trail Crest at 9:15, and summit at 11am. The hike down takes forever. Back to portal at 7:15pm. Longest day of my life, but worth it, the views are outstanding, and the trail along the summit ridge is spectacular. Now have the top two in the 48 states, probably go for Mt. Massive next...

Mount Whitney Trip Report Index