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Jump to new posts Re: Reached Peak... then fun began... by saltydog @ Yesterday at 07:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Bob WestHeart attack, stroke? No? Getting older is not fun. Beats the alternative.
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Jump to new posts Re: Reached Peak... then fun began... by Bob West @ Yesterday at 03:57 PM

Heart attack, stroke? No? Getting older is not fun.
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Jump to new posts Re: Reached Peak... then fun began... by saltydog @ Yesterday at 03:40 PM

Glad you made it. But I would definitely get checked out for other than AMS: 4 days acclimation, sleeping for 12 hours, no headache, no nausea, I would say something else was probably going on. Lethargy and disorientation are typical of hypothermia,
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Jump to new posts Re: R2R2R 10-10,11-17 by Paul King @ 10/17/17 11:33 AM

Congrats! When I did it last year, I also thought the last few miles were never going to end. Glad I started and ended on the South, for I couldn't imagine finishing up on the steeper North Rim. Said I'd never do it again, but after finishing the 24
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Jump to new posts Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail by Chris C @ 10/16/17 05:59 PM

10/13/17 summit hike Start time: 3:06am from Whitney Portal trailhead. In the 30s with minimal wind. Clearly defined trail. Saw a bit of iced-over water before we reached Trail Camp, but not an issue at all. Sunrise was around 6:20am but didn't ha
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Jump to new posts Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail by rex @ 10/16/17 09:48 AM

Absolutely right. Any time of the year, conditions can change quickly. On the 14th, we summited with perfect conditions. Sunny and warm at the top, cold in the shade. Camped at Outpost the 13th and 14th. Was sub-freezing night of the 13th, and just
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Jump to new posts Re: Mount Russell conditions by Bob West @ 10/16/17 07:08 AM

Conditions will change this time of year as temperatures drop and the storm season approaches. The conditions a few days ago might not be what is encountered next week. Climbers need to be prepared for whatever might come, including climbing in snow
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Jump to new posts Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail by Bob West @ 10/16/17 07:03 AM

Conditions will change this time of year as temperatures drop and the storm season approaches. Be prepared for whatever might come, including walking on snow. The NOAA forecast for late this week shows a chance of snow showers on Mt. Whitney. Are you
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Jump to new posts Re: R2R2R 10-10,11-17 by So.BayMark @ 10/16/17 04:14 AM

South to North 12.5hrs that includes 1hr at Ribbon Falls. North to South 12hrs 20min
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Jump to new posts Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail by Rohit Dube @ 10/15/17 09:01 PM

Anyone who has done Mt. Whitney summit on weekend, did you see any snow anywhere on the trail?
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Jump to new posts Re: Mount Russell conditions by Mescalito345 @ 10/15/17 05:16 PM

zykonb: Iíd be glad to send you a short trip report. But I noticed that NWS says there is a chance of snow on October 20. So itís possible that conditions will be much different by the time you get there.
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Jump to new posts Re: Summited 10/1/17 by Panorama Paul @ 10/14/17 10:23 PM

Remember the great scenery you saw from the topÖcheck out: http://www.summitpost.org/labeled-mount-whitney-panorama/1002719/c-841725
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Jump to new posts Re: R2R2R 10-10,11-17 by ScottHikerEsq @ 10/14/17 08:10 PM

How long did it take?
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Jump to new posts Re: R2R2R 10-10,11-17 by So.BayMark @ 10/14/17 02:22 PM

tomorrow...Sunday 10-15
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Jump to new posts Re: R2R2R 10-10,11-17 by Steve C @ 10/14/17 01:29 PM

Way to go, Mark! One-way was good enough for me. Sounds like October was a great time to go to get good temperatures. When does the N. Rim close for winter?
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Marc Thanks a lot.
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Jump to new posts Day Hike October 12th by dandreahiker @ 10/14/17 07:58 AM

A friend and I hiked the Whitney trail on October 12th. This was our first attempt. We car camped in the overflow lot on the 11th after a night of acclimatizing at Horseshoe Meadows on the 10th. At Doug's suggestion we departed at 3:15 am (instead o
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Jump to new posts R2R2R 10-10,11-17 by So.BayMark @ 10/14/17 06:36 AM

Did my my first Rim to Rim to Rim in the Grand Cyn this past week. Cant wait till next year to do it again.. Dug.. what did you think of the last 2 miles of Bright Angel trail. I didn't think it was going to end, I told myself quit looking up on ho
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Jump to new posts Re: Mount Russell conditions by zykonb2400 @ 10/13/17 11:59 AM

Hello, I am planning on climbing the east ridge on Oct 23rd and would very much appreciate an update on the conditions you will/have encountered. Otherwise I wish you well, enjoy your climb and stay safe.