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Overnight ideas near Whitney Portal

Postby MountainMinstrel » Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:14 pm

I have plans to do Whitney starting on the 20th of this month with some friends. The plan was to go to White Mountain the weekend before to acclimate to the elevation. Unfortunately, my truck is having issues so I will have to take the Miata :D . As it obviously will not make it up beyond Barcroft Station, I find myself needing to make solo plans.

I am considering Cottonwood Lakes as there is a good road to it and it is a short easy hike. However, I am going to have to get a same-day permit so was wondering if you all have any suggestions for alternate THs.
Just an old musician who loves the Mountains.



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Re: Overnight ideas near Whitney Portal

Postby trav867 » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:06 am

You shouldn't have any problem getting a permit for Cottonwood the day of your hike, and there are lots of options out of Horseshoe Meadows. Another option would be Onion Valley and camp on either side of Kearsarge depending on how much of a workout you're looking for.
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Re: Overnight ideas near Whitney Portal

Postby cgundersen » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:36 am

MM,
How many nights are you planning to stay out? If it's just a 1 nighter, anything in the Cottonwood basin, as Trav mentioned is good. Or, the jump up to Meysan Lake is nice, too (and, that'll put you up on the Portal Road, anyway). Or, if you want a longer climb, try Shepherds Pass (with Anvil camp as a plan B if you don't reach the top).
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