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Jump to new posts Re: Mount Langley by mtnscalling @ 13 minutes 38 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 @ 29 minutes 28 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
Trip Reports
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
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Jump to new posts Re: Mt Patterson by chris85 @ 06/23/17 11:01 PM

I realize it's a pretty obscure mountain. It's north of Bridgeport, east of 395. My guess is the snowfall would be similar to White Mountain Peak. Has anyone been up there recently? What was the snow level?
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Jump to new posts Re: June 28th to June 29th: Hiking alone by llpj1977 @ 06/23/17 08:06 PM

Thanks for the update. I needed a little encouragement
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Jump to new posts Re: Ice Axes and Crampons: how to use safely by Bob West @ 06/23/17 04:30 PM

In the following notes I am careful to use the word "might" not "will" and "should" not "could"; remember that. Without ice axe training, you might be better off not bringing one. Ascending with crampons and p
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Jump to new posts Hiking June 26/27 - 1 Night by Alex Oleata @ 06/23/17 03:57 PM

Party of 2 will be in the Lone Pine area over the weekend, June 24-25. Hiking Whit on Monday the 26th and spending the night on the mountain. Plan to summit on Tuesday 27th, and hike back down. Just in case anyone is hiking alone and would like some
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Originally Posted By: AzatThank you! Ideally, I will go and camp there and nearby from Saturday to Monday and then I will go to Whitney on Tuesday. It should help to be restful and acclimatized. If you're going for three nights, you don't NEED to g
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Jump to new posts Re: Mt Whitney Lottery 2017 by LoisW @ 06/23/17 08:28 AM

I just saw three overnight permits for this Sunday, June 25 available right now.
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Jump to new posts Re: Monday, June 19th, 2017 ascent by Yueming @ 06/22/17 04:44 PM

Thank you Steve, that's very helpful information. I'll check it out to see which trail I want to try.
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Jump to new posts Re: Mt. Langley via Cottonwood Lakes Beta by lomarena @ 06/22/17 03:16 PM

thanks
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Jump to new posts Re: Whitney day use permits available by Steve C @ 06/21/17 05:11 PM

There are 14 available for Friday, June 23!     Here's the link for Day Use.     Overnight permits
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Jump to new posts Re: Mt. Langley - Cornice Conditions by Chetan @ 06/21/17 03:13 PM

Hi Tom, when are you planning on doing the hike? I started a similar thread on HST recently: http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=15995 One suggestion from the ranger on the phone some weeks ago was to 'start via Cotton
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Jump to new posts Hiking buddy July 15th by KdubSD @ 06/21/17 12:56 PM

Looking for hiking buddy July 15th for one day up/back. I plan on starting around 1am.
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Jump to new posts Re: Gaia GPS APP and Cell Phone Coverage by WhitneyHiker085 @ 06/21/17 12:33 PM

I used Gaia on my recently climb on the 17th the entire way through, on Airplane Mode. Recorded my every mode never had any GPS signal lost. Yes, there is cell reception at the Summit, but is spotty but I was able to post on IG/FB where I was sitti
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Jump to new posts Re: Main Trail Conditions in Mid-July? by KdubSD @ 06/21/17 11:03 AM

Thanks for info!
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Jump to new posts Re: Questions about 99 switchbacks by Yueming @ 06/21/17 10:40 AM

Thank you Steve, then I think I have to prepare for climbing the chute.
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