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Whitney, night before etc. ?

Postby frediver » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:08 pm

Well we have our permits for July 3rd and I'm watching the Whitney Board,
what the best guess here for conditions, will there be a clear trail to the top?
The big question now is: we would like to camp overnight prior to hitting the trail
what's the best option and trail head parking, are there lots of spots?



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Re: Whitney, night before etc. ?

Postby Phreak » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:56 pm

You can camp at Whitney Portal Campground the night before you start your hike. Plenty of parking at the Portal as well.
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Re: Whitney, night before etc. ?

Postby frediver » Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:22 pm

We are hoping to but is that a reserve campground or first-come-first served,
ie show up early type and how early :soapbox:
I would like to use that smiley without the soapbox, Ha-Ha.
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Re: Whitney, night before etc. ?

Postby Wandering Daisy » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:59 pm

How many people in "we"? Two can usually find something, a larger group on the holiday weekend may be a problem. The regular campground may be full - walk-in at the Portal may be a better bet. But if you can get a regular campsite - I think it is better to be next to your car when you are packing etc. I would think that you may want to get there no later than noon on Friday July 2. The regular campground takes reservations - you should check first to see that all spaces are not already taken. There is another campground way down the road before the switchbacks - I think it is a BLM campground.
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