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Jump to new posts Re: Conditions on Shepherd pass (Williamson/Tyndall)? by epichiker @ 12 minutes 20 seconds ago

@KaraKyrgyz Yes, we were the couple coming behind you! We initially struggled with the altitude, but seeing you guys meticulously negotiate those boulders provided us with great inspiration to keep pushing @BFR The standard route crosses over to
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Jump to new posts A John Muir Route, part ! by saltydog @ 46 minutes 35 seconds ago

Well, I am about as decompressed from my John Muir Route as I think I can get. Spoiler alert, I covered about half the mileage that I had identified as a potential itinerary, about 142 out of a possible 275, a total of 2 on the JMT, in the time I had
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Jump to new posts Re: Water Status along trail by Steve C @ Today at 08:57 PM

Water filters are sold JUST for this situation. There is no point to filtering uncontaminated water -- you're not doing anything to improve it. So now that they have found a little contamination, it is now a valid time to filter it. Filter it an
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You can probably pick up no-show walk-in permits on Saturday at 2 PM for Sunday. The unused permits page shows there are often one or two left at the end of the day. You didn't say: Day hike or overnight? Whitney in one day would be a monumental
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Jump to new posts Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail - New Log Bridge by WanderingJim @ Today at 07:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Mark Kposted a picture of the new single log bridge Just be careful on that log. It's not secured and shifted slightly when I went over it. A couple of the long line of logs over Lone Pine Creek closer to the Portal also we
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Jump to new posts Re: Whitney Portal Water Shutdown 8/17 by Paul @ Today at 04:30 PM

Not that it makes a huge difference, but the water at the Lone Pine Campground is unaffected. paul
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Jump to new posts Re: AMS at 10,000 feet by futbol @ Today at 02:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Bobby49Originally Posted By: futbol A guy in a group that went up Mt. Whitney last year brought along a device that measures altitude sickness but I forget what it was called or how it works. edit: I asked him. It was a puls
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Jump to new posts Re: Trip Report - 8/18/17 - First Time Climber by Kumar12 @ Today at 02:26 PM

Thank you for the quick response. Our date is on Sept 11th. We plan to do Mount Dana from Tioga pass on Sept 9th or at least go up to 12k elevation and stay at Mammoth Lakes. Spend few hours at Whitney portal and Horseshoe Meadows on Sept 10th and s
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Jump to new posts Re: National Parks Senior Pass: $80 by Paul @ Today at 02:16 PM

The LA Times just posted an article about this. Apparently there is only 5 days left before the price of the senior pass jumps to $80. Come on all you young 62 and older people. Article here:
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Jump to new posts When to start Williamson/Tyndall hike by BFR @ Today at 12:36 PM

Looking for advice from the group here. I am going to hike either Tyndall or Williamson in the next few days. Looking at the weather forecast as of right now, there appears to be zero chance of precipitation/t-storms in the area. I do not do well
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Jump to new posts Re: Any openings 9/2/17 by Arbitrio @ Today at 11:19 AM

Thank you so much! That's a great idea.
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Great report concluding a GREAT trip.
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Jump to new posts Re: Onion Valley to Mt Whitney pictures 8/17 by Snacking Bear @ Today at 08:49 AM

Looks wonderful! I'm especially jealous of the Bighorn P. views!!
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Jump to new posts Re: 08/10/2017 solo overnight by WanderingJim @ Yesterday at 08:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve C> Door to hut is on, and it looked very crowded at dawn, like someone camped out in there. Luckily I didn't have to take shelter in there. Hmmm.... that doesn't match with this picture taken 8/13: I can guarantee t
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Jump to new posts Re: Japan Alps Trip by WanderingJim @ Yesterday at 07:47 PM

Very nice descriptions. I may have to keep those two mountains in mind for my next trek through the Japan Alps. Although, I'd probably do muti-day hikes and make use of the huts as I did last year. BTW, Lonely Planet has an English book called "
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Jump to new posts Re: Looking for permit! September 22nd or 23rd. by Steve C @ Yesterday at 08:02 AM

Get there the day before at 2 PM, and you can pick up an unused permit. See what was left last year:     Unused Whitney Permits for 2016
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Jump to new posts Re: New Single Log Bridge by + @ti2d @ Yesterday at 07:56 AM

Gotta be near the "spring."
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many thanks!
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Jump to new posts Re: Falling boulders at 'consolation' lake by + @ti2d @ Yesterday at 07:37 AM

Smart camper to they will never do that again! The lake is a beautiful place...serene... We are so focused in "summit fever" that we forget about the beauty of the Sierra Nevada that surrounds us.
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Jump to new posts Re: Marmots around Trail Camp by saltydog @ 08/21/17 11:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Snacking BearLikely with anchovies. Pikas love anchovies. Oh, c'mon get serious. Pikas can't use a phone! I meant the marmot.
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Where was the picture with you and your son at? That is gorgeous
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Jump to new posts Re: High Altitude experience by Steve C @ 08/21/17 10:43 PM

Originally Posted By: retardedI wonder about diamox too. Both times I've taken it I started at least 24 hours prior to ascent, however I notice I feel "off" from the diamox itself (125mg twice daily) before even getting to the mountain. A