Mount Whitney

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Mount Whitney

Post by bobby49 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:10 am

In the old days, I did 40 consecutive years of Whitney up and down in a day (east side). Finally it caught up with me, and I failed for 41. I just wasn't feeling that good, so I bailed. Then the following year I came across the High Sierra Trail from Giant Forest, then ascended the west side from Crabtree. That worked and I exited by Cottonwood Pass. For this year, I entered by Shepherd Pass and did the west side again. That was Year 42.

I don't recommend Shepherd Pass.








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Re: Mount Whitney

Post by Jimr » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:07 pm

It's a direct route in if you don't mind the punishment :-)
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Re: Mount Whitney

Post by maverick » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:51 pm

I don't recommend Shepherd Pass.
It's a little work, but the views toward the Upper Kern / Kaweah's are well worth to me. :nod:
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I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

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Re: Mount Whitney

Post by bobby49 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:51 pm

Hmmm. Next time you can carry my backpack and I will enjoy the views.

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Re: Mount Whitney

Post by maverick » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:00 am

You got it, but only if you then carry all my camera gear. :-)
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Re: Mount Whitney

Post by bobby49 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:50 pm

I put helium inserts in the side pockets of my camera bag to reduce the effective weight. Otherwise, the porters start to complain.

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