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Jump to new posts Re: Mount Langley by mtnscalling @ 10 minutes 48 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 38 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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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: 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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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: 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 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 Available room-July 3rd- by Sara R @ 06/25/17 05:57 PM

Hi everyone, I have a reserved a private room with one queen bed on July 3rd to 4th at Whitney portal hostel that I can not use since I broke my foot. Please let me know if you are interested then we can transfer the room to you. Thanks! Sara
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Jump to new posts Available room-July 3rd- by Sara R @ 06/25/17 05:57 PM

Hi everyone, I have a reserved a private room with one queen bed on July 3rd to 4th at Whitney portal hostel that I can not use since I broke my foot. Please let me know if you are interested then we can transfer the room to you. Thanks! Sara
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Jump to new posts North Fork Big Pine Creek by Dano @ 06/25/17 09:13 AM

Just fininshed a short trip to North Fork Big Pine Creek. As of a couple days ago, it was all clear until you hit the fourth lake, snow pretty much around fourth lake. I did not go any further than that. I fished fourth lake back down....mother natu