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White Mountain Peak

Postby Vaca Russ » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:57 am

TITLE: White Mountain Peak

GENERAL OVERVIEW: White Mountain Peak is the third highest peak in California. It is the highest point in the White Mountains, the giants hiding behind the Sierra in the desert north of Death Valley. It is the 14th most topographically prominent mountain in the lower 48 states. It is probably one of the easier peaks to summit.


LOCATION: The White Mountains Wilderness is a 229,993 acre wilderness and is jointly administered by the Inyo National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management Bishop and Ridgecrest Field Offices. HST Map

ELEVATION: 14,246 feet

USGS TOPO MAP (7.5'): USGS WHITE MOUNTAIN PEAK Quad, California, Topographic Map

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: The trailhead is at the locked Barcroft gate on the road to the White Mountain Research Center. Follow this 7 mile long 4 WD road past the research center all the way to the summit.


1Peak from Owens Valley.JPG

2Road to Peak.JPG

3Locked Gate.JPG

4Research Center.JPG


6Sarah on Road to Peak.JPG

7Summit Lab on Peak.JPG

8Final Switchbacks.JPG

9 Sport and Riley at Summit Lab.JPG

10Chalfant Valley.JPG


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Re: White Mountain Peak

Postby Rockchucker » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:10 pm

Thanks for the great report. I was up on the backside of white mnt last 2 weeks ago, we hiked Indian creek to chatovich flats.
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