Mount Whitney Trip Report (#8054)
- Signed By: Thomas Nelson
- Date submitted: October 05, 2004
Summited via the Whitney Trail as a one day trip. We left at 4 AM and gained the summit by 10:45 AM. Despite covering the first 6 miles and 4700' in less than three hours we slowed considerably for the remainder of our trip. On the summit we meet a climber who did the entire Whitney Trail in 4 hours and 5 minutes in TEVA sandals. While I must question his footware choice, I must salute his exuberance. Our round trip was a little over 11 1/2 hours. We had hiked up to Lone Pine Lake the day before to aid in aclimitizing. It's a long day trip but possible.