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Jump to new posts Re: Mount Langley by mtnscalling @ 10 minutes 59 seconds ago

Hi Marty - If you zoom in on the most recent picture dated 6/11. You can see the switchbacks. I'm guessing that it will be okay this coming weekend and will likely go over NAP next monday (7/3). I will of course talk with the rangers and folks at E
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Jump to new posts Re: Ice axe self arrest, etc. by Bob West @ 26 minutes 49 seconds ago

I agree. At least in the State of California, to legally possess a handgun a certain amount of testing is required before the gun can be legally purchased. Before a CCW permit can be issued a formal course of approved training is required (but gang-b
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Jump to new posts Re: Mount Langley by Marty @ 34 minutes 6 seconds ago

Thanks mtscalling; it would appear that there may quite a bit of snow on NAP in early July.
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Jump to new posts Re: Ice axe self arrest, etc. by SierraNevada @ 41 minutes 5 seconds ago

Firing a handgun is much easier, in my humble opinion. I'd bet on a mountain climber shooting a gun for the first time any day vs a gang banger climbing an icy slope for the first time. The gang banger would never "self arrest."
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Originally Posted By: Fan... Would the water levels be significantly higher if I started 1-2 hours later from WP, at first light? What do people think is the time of the day/night when water levels are at their lowest? I get that they're likely at th
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Jump to new posts Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail by rdev @ Today at 06:58 AM

Hi- My 'equipment': Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX mid-weight hiking shoes Black Diamond Ice Axe (60)- rented from REI Black Diamond Contact strap crampons - rented from REI OR Crocodile Gaiters Smartwool mountaineering heavy hiking socks x2 I cannot re-it
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Jump to new posts Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail by Gwen40 @ Today at 05:53 AM

Rdev, Did you use mountaineering boots and crampons or did you have crampons that fit on your hiking boots? Thanks!
Trip Reports
Jump to new posts Re: Trip Report to Summit and back || 6/24/17 by over1812 @ Yesterday at 06:44 PM

Thanks for this report rdev! I'm glad to see someone posting a report that is more like me: a "fair weather hiker". It is very refreshing to see something that contrasts the reports of people just walking right up the chute with microspik
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Thanks, Steve! That is a huge difference between 7am and 7pm. I think I'll try to leave WP trailhead just early enough to arrive at the first crossing with sufficient natural light. Depending on how the first crossing goes, I'll either check out the
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Jump to new posts Re: Trip Report to Summit and back || 6/24/17 by WhitneyHiker085 @ Yesterday at 11:13 AM

Nice detailed report. I went solo as well, two weeks ago but did run into some nice people along the way and tagged along, for bits and portions of the trail, both going up and down. The river crossing, both the 1st "smaller one" and at
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Jump to new posts Re: Whitney Trail Summit Success 6/24/17 by Colorado-hiker @ Yesterday at 11:08 AM

Christian, Couple additional comments. We had a group who summited Thursday, June 22nd. We used microspikes, ice axes and did just fine provided you have an early start. Felt perfectly safe at all times. We left trail camp at 3:30 am. I agree th
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Jump to new posts Re: Mount Langley by mtnscalling @ Yesterday at 11:06 AM

Hi Marty - Check this post on HST. There is a picture of NAP and Langley from 6/11. http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=15995 I'd also appreciate if there was any "new" information on NAP.
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Jump to new posts Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail by rdev @ Yesterday at 09:32 AM

Hello All- (also posted under 'Trip Reports' This post might be relevant to people, who like me, are rookies on ice / snow. I will try to be as methodical and analytical as possible, so apologies for the length of this missive. Also please note this
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Jump to new posts Trip Report to Summit and back || 6/24/17 by rdev @ Yesterday at 09:29 AM

Hello All- This post might be relevant to people, who like me, are rookies on ice / snow. I will try to be as methodical and analytical as possible, so apologies for the length of this missive. Also please note this is my personal experience only!
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Not sure you can see this picture, but Sequoia N.P. posted on their FB page this picture, saying the difference is between 7 AM and 7 PM. So it appears there IS quite a difference in flow rates.
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I have no real data here, but I think there would be a slight change in flows between peak and low, and probably occurring a few hours after the peak and low temperatures for any day. However, I doubt the flows would change significantly enough to m
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Bump, in case someone has advice.
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Jump to new posts Mount Langley by Marty @ Yesterday at 06:51 AM

I was hoping to hike Mount Langley in early July. Can anyone comment on the conditions for New Army Pass and the summit approach?
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Jump to new posts Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail by Gwen40 @ Yesterday at 04:58 AM

Hi Dustin! I'll be up there 2-4. We're taking crampons and ice axes. I don't see the use of one without the other. We're camping at trail camp. It would be great to say hello to fellow travelers.
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Jump to new posts Re: HST: High Sierra Trail - 2017-06-15 by Steve C @ 06/25/17 11:50 PM

Here's Andrew Patterson's picture. This chute will probably take over a month to melt out. Andrew's caption: "The tunnel above Hamilton lake 6/16/17 seen from the east side. This dude had all the right gear and was practicing traversing acros
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Jump to new posts Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail by Steve C @ 06/25/17 10:54 PM

See the Trip Reports forum for several good ones:     Whitney Trail Summit Success 6/24/17     Whitney Summit 2017-06-19     Monday, June 19th, 2017 ascent
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Jump to new posts Re: Whitney Trail Summit Success 6/24/17 by smasherbot @ 06/25/17 10:13 PM

See video below for a short video from our hike.
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Jump to new posts Whitney Summit 2017-06-19 by Steve C @ 06/25/17 10:05 PM

Here's a trip report posted on FB June 24, by Shashi Mohan Reddy Ravula Quote:Summited Whitney on June 19th. I must say it was not easy but was able to do it "One Step At A Time". We did it in 3 Days - camped two nights at Trail Camp. We w
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Jump to new posts Re: Whitney Trail Summit Success 6/24/17 by smasherbot @ 06/25/17 10:01 PM

Originally Posted By: amitHi Christian, Thanks for the timing report. I have an overnight permit and will be there on July 3/4th. I have a couple f questions for you: 1. What do you think about the 99 switchbacks? Do you think they will be open in a
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Jump to new posts Re: HST: High Sierra Trail - 2017-06-15 by Steve C @ 06/25/17 08:52 PM

Originally Posted By: TrailKrumI am hiking the HST this July from the 9-14th. The lingering snowpack and recent heat wave has me rather concerned regarding steep snow, avalanche risk and stream crossings at lower elevation. Would you be able to post
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