Mount Whitney Trip Report (#8017)
- Signed By: James Barlow of San Clemente, CA, USA
- Date submitted: August 31, 2004
What a cold time to be in the Sierra Nevada. I got to Trail Camp at 3:00, and it was 10 degrees F. After dinner, during the night, it dipped to about 15 below zero. I was up early the next morning to walk through the powder to Trail Crest and then on to the summit. The descent of the 99 switchbacks was fun. I then packed up camp and hiked out under an almost full moon. I got to my car at Whitney Portal at 10:30 pm. 5:00 am to 10:30 pm hiking. I was tired. What a great mountain.