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Jump to new posts Re: Not Only Hikers Need To Be Retrieved On Whitney. by Delkan1066 @ Today at 06:49 AM

I was in the area a few weeks after this crash for our hike up Whitney last year. At Horseshoe Meadows campground there was a very cryptic notice pinned on the information boards. It warned not to go close to the wreckage because it could be "da
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Jump to new posts Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail by Steve C @ Yesterday at 09:40 PM

Picture of the JMT / Main Mt Whitney Trail junction, just west and below Trail Crest. Picture posted on FB by Inyo SAR member Ed Carlson, provided to him by Alec D. Depending on temperatures, that snow can turn slick and icy. Traction devices will
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Jump to new posts Re: Summit 10/8/18 by AJSF @ Yesterday at 11:59 AM

Thx for the pics and review of your trip. I'm headed up on 10/17. Your report is especially helpful to me.
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And you hadn't even got to the fun parts. Add a totally blown front strut to my list of White Mountain Road damage above (I still haven't totally fixed my car after 4 months due to waiting for parts). If I run my car out of gas, I blame White Mo
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Jump to new posts Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail by Steve C @ 10/14/18 03:36 PM

MoLea posted a good trip report here. A picture of hers of the switchbacks from Facebook:
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Jump to new posts Re: Summit 10/8/18 by Steve C @ 10/14/18 03:34 PM

Thanks for the report and the pictures. It sounds like YakTrax are right for the job just now. Here's your picture of the switchbacks from FB:
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Jump to new posts Re: Summit 10/8/18 by MoLea @ 10/14/18 12:56 PM

Pictures from our trip: https://www.facebook.com/moriahlea.mock/posts/1860122554078529
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Jump to new posts Re: Summit 10/8/18 by MoLea @ 10/14/18 12:52 PM

Glad it was helpful, and definitely keep an eye on the weather. A lot could change until then. Have a great time!
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Jump to new posts Mount Russell conditions by zykonb2400 @ 10/13/18 08:39 PM

Hello, I am planning a trip to Mount Russell on the 22nd and was wondering if anyone has any info on the conditions? Is there snow covering the scree? If so how deep?
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Yes, the bristlecone pines are beautiful. One of a kind! Reminds me... I visited Maui this summer, rented mountain bikes and took an awesome ride down the back side of Haleakala. Part of it was on a dirt road, and a rental car passed us. Soon aft
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Originally Posted By: Steve CErling: The rental agreement probably has some fine-print warning about taking it on remote roads. Just be careful, and make sure it has a good spare tire on board. I was driving only about 1/2 mile on the gravel road.
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Jump to new posts Re: Summit 10/8/18 by ccrouch001 @ 10/12/18 09:12 AM

Thanks for the update! A ton of information for my upcoming hike on 10/23. I hope it is not too windy when we are at the portal.
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Jump to new posts Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail by Aaron S @ 10/12/18 08:04 AM

Congratulations on the day and thanks for the report. Much appreciated.
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Jump to new posts Re: Grand Canyon R2R2R by Oleh @ 10/11/18 07:43 PM

There it Grand Canyon forum on Yahoo. But it is not very active
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Jump to new posts Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail by hikersteve @ 10/11/18 06:22 PM

Hike was awesome. Trail conditions were fine. No trail snow until the middle of switchbacks. We didn't need to wear the micro spikes going up. But we did wear then coming down. Back side of trail had more accumulation, but was still accessible. Sumi
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Jump to new posts Re: Conquering Colorado's 14ers by Chris B @ 10/11/18 01:40 PM

Great pics and awesome trip, Jim! Having just finished my third summer as Colorado resident (having moved from California), one of the things I love the most here is the amount of wilderness space we have, and the flexibility (due to lack of permi
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Jump to new posts Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail by Aaron S @ 10/11/18 11:59 AM

How were conditions on 10/11? Heading up 10/17. Would love an update and perhaps a picture. Thanks!
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Testing a Toilet Tech unit on Long's Peak trail, Rocky Mtn NP. Next to it on the right is the older-style solar dehydrating toilet inside a privacy shelter. Very similar trail conditions as Whitney and similar heavy use. But they keep toilets worki
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Originally Posted By: futbolOriginally Posted By: DUGOriginally Posted By: futbolI scouted this out a month ago from where the trail ends and the bushwhacking begins at Hogback Creek. I'm seriously considering trying to get up to this crash site nex
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Originally Posted By: DUGOriginally Posted By: futbolI scouted this out a month ago from where the trail ends and the bushwhacking begins at Hogback Creek. I'm seriously considering trying to get up to this crash site next week. At the visitor cent
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Originally Posted By: WanderingJimOriginally Posted By: Steve C So why no pictures of the flat tire? I have them, but not going to post my Jeep's shame. Actually, I do have one online: IMG_0392 by Wandering Jim, on Flickr It's the front p
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Originally Posted By: futbolI scouted this out a month ago from where the trail ends and the bushwhacking begins at Hogback Creek. I'm seriously considering trying to get up to this crash site next week. At the visitor center a USFS rep said that t
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We exited over Trail Crest and their were two rangers where everyone drops their packs. They checked everyone and were writing down the permit numbers for future use. I met a lot while hiking and it seems like with your pack and your moving they
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Thanks Steve. That's another thing I was concerned about. I guess I'll try a different trail next week.
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futbol, There is snow covering everything up there now -- look at the picture in the Current Conditions thread. I think you should wait until next summer.
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