1970's Mt. Whitney Documentary

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1970's Mt. Whitney Documentary

Post by foodwaterattention » Thu May 16, 2019 1:44 pm

Hi everyone,

My wife works for a program through the California State Library and this week she shared with me this incredible documentary on overcrowding on Mt. Whitney. I'm sure many of us know a thing or two about that. It's a fascinating glimpse into the culture of California adventure in the 1970’s and the way we interact with nature and each other.

Hope you enjoy!!

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Re: 1970's Mt. Whitney Documentary

Post by Gazelle » Thu May 16, 2019 9:00 pm

that was great thank you
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Re: 1970's Mt. Whitney Documentary

Post by rightstar76 » Fri May 17, 2019 2:00 am

I watched it for a few minutes. l love that music! I am going to watch the rest of it sometime the next few days. It looks like a terrific documentary. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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Re: 1970's Mt. Whitney Documentary

Post by c9h13no3 » Fri May 17, 2019 2:15 pm

Same issues, way more people. History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.
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Re: 1970's Mt. Whitney Documentary

Post by Timberline » Mon May 20, 2019 7:56 pm

Thanks for posting this glimpse into something special. Climbing Mt. Whitney is still special in my memory. My brother and I reached the peak from the East side (Crabtree Meadow) on July 4, 1972. There were probably 200 people on the peak that day & I don't know how many camped below at Trail Camp. We descended same day directly to Whitney Portal because of the crowds. Even being acclimated more than most of the climbers, it was an exhausting day, but worth it.
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Re: 1970's Mt. Whitney Documentary

Post by foodwaterattention » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:59 pm

Thanks for sharing Timberline. Glad you liked the film.

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Re: 1970's Mt. Whitney Documentary

Post by bobby49 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:55 pm

I found the old film to be interesting, and it brought back fond memories. I started dayhiking Whitney back then in the 1970s, so there were a few special scenes that I barely remembered. Back when I started, they had the limit of 75 overnight backpackers, but there was no limit on dayhikers as long as you had a DIY permit. This summer should be summit #43 for me.

Now that you've all done the math, I will add that I must have been a tiny child back then.

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