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High Sierra to Whitney... In March

Postby cjp2b » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:16 am

Hey guys, so my brother and I hiked from Crescent Meadow to Mt Whitney last summer and were thinking of trying it again but he really thinks it would be fun to go in March. Has anyone ever done this before? Is it even safe? My brother has significantly more winter hiking experience than I but I want any input I can get on the subject.

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Re: High Sierra to Whitney... In March

Postby balzaccom » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:56 am

How deep do you want the snow to be?

i don't like hiking in it when it is over my head.
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Re: High Sierra to Whitney... In March

Postby paul » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:28 pm

It wouldn't be a hiking trip - you'd be either snowshoeing or skiing. And March is not the time to do it, since March is usually pretty stormy, and tends to have a lot of snowfall, making for deep soft snow and high avalanche risk.
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Re: High Sierra to Whitney... In March

Postby AlmostThere » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:15 pm

It depends on what he means by "more winter hiking experience." If he thinks you'll be hiking he has zero experience.

Guides or experienced mountaineer friends are your *safest* bet.
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Re: High Sierra to Whitney... In March

Postby RooPhillip » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:45 pm

You'd certainly have the whole place to yourselves. :)
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