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High Sierra Trail to Mt. Whitney in this Summer

Postby sky00high » Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:49 pm

Hi,

I am a student who will graduate in this May. I wish to do the High Sierra Trail (kudo to this forum's name) and climb Mt. Whitney in this Summer ( My summer vacation range from May to first half of August). Does anybody want to do this as well? I am very flexible with the time as long as not beginning of June when I have my graduate ceremony. We better do it later in the summer anyway since apparently the sierra have her fair amount of snow in this winter.

The primary difficulty of this trip is transportation. I have no problem rent a car for a week. But we might need drive another car to another side of sierra. If anyone have a better idea on how we can transport ourself please shed some light.

If unfortunately I can't find a partner in this thread, and anyone who is reading this have some other ideas on how to find a partner, please tell me.

I thank you for your help ahead.



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Re: High Sierra Trail to Mt. Whitney in this Summer

Postby AlmostThere » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:26 pm

Don't worry, you won't be alone by any stretch of the imagination, even if you don't find friends to take with you.

You can park your car at the other end, and take public transportation back around to the starting point. There is a shuttle from Visalia into the park. You'll have to get to Lodgepole for a permit and then ride the in-park shuttle to the trailhead.

Hopefully this will not be your first backpacking trip -- it's kind of important to have some short overnight trips under your belt before going out for a week.
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Re: High Sierra Trail to Mt. Whitney in this Summer

Postby peaksandpotatoes » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:00 pm

There is a High Sierra Trail through hike posted at California Peaks: http://www.meetup.com/California-Peaks/
I don't think they will do Whitney though.

In any case, Meetup.com is a great way to find trips.
The California Peaks Facebook page is also a pretty active place for finding partners.

And of course this forum is also great for finding hiking partners if you share some more info about yourself. Backpacking experience etc.

Good luck!
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Re: High Sierra Trail to Mt. Whitney in this Summer

Postby sky00high » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:55 pm

AlmostThere wrote:Don't worry, you won't be alone by any stretch of the imagination, even if you don't find friends to take with you.

You can park your car at the other end, and take public transportation back around to the starting point. There is a shuttle from Visalia into the park. You'll have to get to Lodgepole for a permit and then ride the in-park shuttle to the trailhead.

Hopefully this will not be your first backpacking trip -- it's kind of important to have some short overnight trips under your belt before going out for a week.


I see. I will go research the public transportation you mentioned. And thank you for your concern. I did have some overnight trips before but I indeed need to get back to shape before I try this. :p
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Re: High Sierra Trail to Mt. Whitney in this Summer

Postby sky00high » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:56 pm

peaksandpotatoes wrote:There is a High Sierra Trail through hike posted at California Peaks: http://www.meetup.com/California-Peaks/
I don't think they will do Whitney though.

In any case, Meetup.com is a great way to find trips.
The California Peaks Facebook page is also a pretty active place for finding partners.

And of course this forum is also great for finding hiking partners if you share some more info about yourself. Backpacking experience etc.

Good luck!


This is awesome. I will try to find someone there. Thank you!
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Re: High Sierra Trail to Mt. Whitney in this Summer

Postby JOSE » Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:59 pm

I will do Mount Whitney on 7/07/16 via Cottonwood Pass; it's about 30 miles one way exiting through Whitney Portal. Interested?
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Re: High Sierra Trail to Mt. Whitney in this Summer

Postby maverick » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:13 pm

Welcome to HST JOSE!
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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Re: High Sierra Trail to Mt. Whitney in this Summer

Postby JOSE » Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:02 pm

Thanks for the welcome Maverick;
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