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Jump to new posts Cleaver Col, etc by Tom J @ 55 minutes 18 seconds ago

Does anyone have into on conditions over Cleaver Col to Tulainyo Lake, Wales and Wallace lakes and beyond? Thanks much. --Tom
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: OV to Woods Creek Day-hike SPOT link by DUG @ Today at 05:21 PM

At the trailhead enjoying a relaxing afternoon and quizzing thru hikers as they come in for resupply (8 so far). The campgrounds are reopened with new lower pricing. Dry camping only, no potable water. There is a trailer mounted tank of water that sa
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Jump to new posts Split Mountain by Madbutcher @ Today at 03:12 PM

Doing a trip to Red Lake and Split Mt. summit August 10th-13th. Has anyone been up there this year. Any info on the trail condition to Red Lake and road conditions on McMurry Meadow road would be greatly appreciated.
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Jump to new posts Re: Size of bear canisters by Bobby49 @ Today at 03:02 PM

Besides, it is fun to watch the black bears playing soccer with your bear canister.
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Hi, there. Some of our group members could not go so I am looking for possible teammates for the day hike on 8/13. Two permits are available.
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Jump to new posts Re: Looking for a day permit for 8/12 by timpanogos @ Today at 02:38 PM

How about 8/13? Some of my group members could not go so I have 8/13 day hike available and I like to have some teammate together. Just send mea message.
Trip Reports
Jump to new posts Re: Old Army Pass? by miboman @ Today at 02:37 PM

Chimney itself was 10-15 feet tall. I think we ended up lowering the packs in about three or four stages between the chimney and the one ledge. To be honest, I would not worry about things next week. We were coming down and had no real problems on
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Jump to new posts Re: Bugs by + @ti2d @ Today at 02:30 PM

Just don't give them mossies any Viagra!
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Jump to new posts Re: Partial Eclipse from top of Mt Whitney? by SierraNevada @ Today at 08:13 AM

The path of totality is only 70 miles wide. Being a bit of a geek, I made Oregon plans months ago, rub rub. They are expecting millions in Oregon and every mountain peak will be overcrowded. They're really worried about trash and resource damage. Th
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Jump to new posts Re: Official Update by SierraNevada @ Today at 07:58 AM

Fresno Bee Story
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Jump to new posts Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail by jille @ Today at 07:31 AM

Leaving the Whitney Portal at about 1 a.m. on Aug. 2nd. I would appreciate any updates on trail conditions by folks who are hiking this week. Details on where snow fields are still covering the main Mt Whitney trail would be extremely helpful, henc
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Hi Everyone, I am still looking for a partner(S) to climb the Mt. Whitney trail as a day hike between Tuesday, 8/22 and Thursday, 8/24. If you have any interest, please contact me. Thanks, Kevin Kumerle
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: steepness by Bobby49 @ Yesterday at 10:40 PM

Originally Posted By: mrchowmein some suggest going to white peak, its one of the most accessible 14ers. That would be White Mountain Peak. There is a jeep road all the way from the gate to the summit. On a nice summer day, it can be bright and
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Jump to new posts Re: How much water to carry? by mrchowmein @ Yesterday at 09:03 PM

been on the trail 4 times. i bring a 3L camelbak (filled 2L of water) and a 1L nalgene bottle (filled .5L with cold brew). i take lil sips though out the day to keep me focus. start in the dark, then fill up my camelback with filter water at trail
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Jump to new posts Re: AMS - would Sildenafil (Viagra) help? by Harvey Lankford @ Yesterday at 07:01 PM

Viagra and its class of drugs are USELESS for AMS. It only has mild benefit in HAPE, a completely different high altitude illness. maybe I should add a bit more: Viagra can reduce pulmonary hypertension somewhat, and altitude/hypoxia-induced pul
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Jump to new posts Re: The Bear Facts by Wiff @ Yesterday at 03:55 PM

Keeping food out of your tent cannot be overstated. I stupidly left a ziplock with about one M&M and one peanut in it in my pack in my tent at Trail Camp. A marmot ate an entry hole AND an exit hole in the tent, ate through the pack, and took a
Trip Reports
Jump to new posts Re: Lowest2Highest by DUG @ Yesterday at 12:01 PM

Originally Posted By: waggaNot my report, but this trip posted in Backpacker is a good read. Think I covered some of the same ground in the Panamints, too, as well as DV & WZ I just read that article last night. Very interesting, but not fo
The Chat Room
Jump to new posts Re: Daks are full of crap by Snacking Bear @ Yesterday at 09:46 AM

Haha, fair point. I'm sure some people have ended up with full trousers on Whitney while "refuse"ing to use the WAG bags.
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Has anyone heard? by hikin_jim @ Yesterday at 08:04 AM

Rika has been found. Unfortunately it appears that she didn't make it. I have no further details at this time. Such a wonderful spirit. Requiescat in pace, Strawberry. HJ
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Jump to new posts Missing Japanese PCT Hiker by SierraNevada @ 07/24/17 06:29 PM

Missing PCT Hiker Rika Morita
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: mountaineer route up whitney by climb4life @ 07/24/17 11:29 AM

I caught this update from Kurt Wedberg who's a guide in Bishop. I guess he was just on the MR and put this update on the Whitney Portal Store site.
Trip Reports
Jump to new posts What a difference 10 days makes (Cottonwood Pass) by terraelise @ 07/24/17 10:15 AM

The latest trip reports from Whitney sound vastly different than 10 days ago - I did a quick 1 nighter at Chicken Spring Lake out of Horseshoe Meadow this weekend (7-22 enter, 7-23 exit). It was friggin' hot (full sun, 67 days, 47 nights at lake an
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Thanks for all the useful updates. Doing a dayhike out of OV in a couple days to fill in a missing section of the JMT. Headed over Kersarge and then Glen to the Paradise Valley Junction and back. Quick 38 mile hike/run.......................DUG
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Mt. Muir Conditions by 1 step at a time @ 07/23/17 04:17 PM

Took a shot at it yesterday. Much more of a technical climb than I was expecting so I ended up turning around just shy of the top. Decided that a fall 10 miles from the trailhead would make for a bad day. Maybe next time after I learn how to actually
The Chat Room
Jump to new posts Re: Anyone hiking on July 29th Day trip? by tropos @ 07/23/17 03:22 PM

Thanks for your advice, Steve!
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