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#12650 - 04/11/11 07:57 AM Mt Whitney Hiking Dates Calendar
quillansculpture Offline


Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 564
Loc: Murrieta, CA
I was thinking, as I Youtube Whitney Hikes and Badwater Marathon videos, that it would be great if people could post their Whitney hiking dates on this forum, dayhikes and overnights. Possibly just your username and dates for privacy. You don't want trollers finding out you are not home. If you are at Whitney, I'm sure people would love to know and possibly visit, etc.

Maybe Steve could just hijack and erase this page and put up a list of who and when if the person wants. Just a thought.

Any thoughts?
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#12651 - 04/11/11 08:14 AM Re: Mt Whitney Dates [Re: quillansculpture]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7948
Loc: Fresno, CA

The 2011 Whitney Hike Calendar


DateDayhike/
Overnight
NameParty Size
(1, if blank)
TrailComments
June
11D 2600fromatari 1MT Walk-in permit
11D Annette H 4-6MT Spending night of 6/10 at the Portal
18 D ejsurfs 2 MT EJ and husband
18-20O Wade8MT 4 couples: Portal on 6/18, trail camp 6/19, try for summit and down 6/20
19-20O derryg 3MT Staying at Whitney Portal the 18th
21D DolbyBear MT
23D andeo2L 4MT
25-26O Nei 1MT
27-30O Lone Pine Native 7Cottonwood Cottonwood Trail to Chicken Spring Lake to Rock Creek to Guitar Lake to Whitney Summit and down
27-7/1O tyrus8MT AHS Trail Crew, Main Trail maintenance
28-29O passion2explore MTOvernight Whitney Portal
28-29O iteach4th3MT Mom, daughter, friend
28-30O Rodney512 or 3MT Acclimate @ Portal 6/26-27
July
1D Chris Lathen2MT Starting ~3 a.m.
2O JMUFridge8MT Hiking Horseshoe Meadows area 7/1, Trail Camp 7/2, summit & return 7/3
2D onehotchili2MT or MR Camping at Portal July 1-4, hiking with wife
3-4O dezertrat2MT Meeting a group from Onion Valley
4-5O Hike5002MT Kevin and son Carey, 16
5D QuillanSculpture MT
7D GandC5 MT
9-10O rochelle 1-2MT Hoping friend goes along
11D Lou1-4MT Have 3 extra permits, would like company.
12D Bullet777 MTMaybe July 9, 10 or 11 instead
12D Dudimus Maximus2MT Horseshoe Meadows 10, 11 to acclimate. Want overnight permit for 7/12. See post.
14-17O lesper48 MT (descent)Originating in Horseshoe Meadows
17D Sparty858MT 4 have summited before and 4 are new. Camping at the portal.
17D Terry3-4MT Mom & two teenage sons
19O Brent N MT2- or 3-day trip
20?O Bulldog34 MT Try for walk-in permits. Visiting July 13-25
19/20O saltydog 5HST (eastbound) Summit July 22, coming from Sequoia NP via HST
22-27O Norcalhiker675MT Cottonwood Lakes trail
23-25O Akichow MT
24-25 O Jrod8 MT
25-29O jlafevers 2MT
28D CaT1MT Also various solo dayhikes in Whitney area 7/23 - 7/29
I have now turned in to the permitt office my other 2 MT dayhike permits for 7/28
7/29 - 8/8?O AaronMB6 HST (yo-yo) Begin/end @ Crescent Meadow; summit ~8/3
August
1 or 2O SoCalGirl4MT Trying for walk-in permits, summit ~8/3
5D 2600fromatariMT Trying for a walk-in permit
6-7O Nei15MT
7O Harvey Lankford JMT (southbound) From Onion Valley/Kearsarge Pass
9D Lone Pine John 10MT Camping at the Portal
9D socalwingnut10MT Starting just after midnight. 7 first-timers. Practice hike at Cottonwood Aug 7.
12D runaway pancake1MT Planning on a solo day hike if I can snag a permit.
15O Danielisawesome5MT Excited!
15-16O DolbyBear MT
14-18O NYHiker MT (descent) Start at Horseshoe Meadow, summit 8/17
17-25O Bill2JMT Onion Valley to Whitney Portal. Looking to set up car shuttle with others. see my 6-25 Post. Bill
26-31 O Dennis68 MT (descent) Start at Horseshoe Meadow
28-30O NYHiker MTSummit 8/29
8/31-9/3O wazzuMT
September
4-5O Julie 2MT Camping at the Portal, 9/3. Outpost or Trail Camp 9/4.
10D Nei 1MT
12D GandC3 MT
13-15O NJHiker3 MT
14D Kokopelli MTCampsite reserved at the Portal
16-19O WildTurkey5MR Also Mt Russell
17-19O lynn-a-roo4 MTSep 16 - Dow Villa; Portal Store yo-yo
18D ChetanN3MT from SF Bay Area
18D quillansculpture 4MR
29 - 30O CCC4MT Outpost Camp 9/29, summit 9/30, overnight at Trail Camp
9/30 - 10/2O upndown4MT
October
1-2O Chickadee11MT
3-4O Rboone2MT Hoping to get earlier walk-in permits, for 10/1 or 2
3-4O thaynes712MR
6-8O billy22g2MT Summit Saturday, 10/8



Edited by Steve C (09/26/11 03:10 PM)

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#12652 - 04/11/11 08:26 AM Re: Mt Whitney Dates [Re: Steve C]
quillansculpture Offline


Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 564
Loc: Murrieta, CA
Hi Steve, Then should people just give the dates for you to post or post them on a calendar setup you provide?
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#12654 - 04/11/11 10:00 AM Re: Mt Whitney Dates [Re: quillansculpture]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7948
Loc: Fresno, CA
There isn't a mechanism to allow everyone to input entries to a single calendar. So just send them my way or post them here, and I'll manually update a calendar.

...or would you like to take on the task? smile

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#12657 - 04/11/11 10:25 AM Re: Mt Whitney Dates [Re: Steve C]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1255
Loc: Atlanta
I vote Joe to be your friendly neighborhood cruise director!

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#12658 - 04/11/11 10:42 AM Re: Mt Whitney Dates [Re: Bulldog34]
tdtz Offline


Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 511
Loc: CA
it would be easy enough to self-maintain so as to avoid putting more work on steve's desktop.

just start a thread where only dates are posted. When you are posting your date, just cut and past the list and add your name and date to the bottom:

Example:

SteveC's Message:
SteveC - July 1, 2 days MMWT

Joe's Message
SteveC - July 1, 2 days MMWT
Joe - August 10, 3 days MMWT

Gary's Message
SteveC - July 1, 2 days MMWT
Joe - August 10, 3 days MMWT
Gary - July 15, 1 day MMWT

Tom's Message
SteveC - July 1, 2 days MMWT
Joe - August 10, 3 days MMWT
Gary - July 15, 1 day MMWT
Tom - July 23, 4 day MMWT

etc etc etc....

(note: these dates are complete fiction)


Edited by tdtz (04/11/11 10:43 AM)

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#12659 - 04/11/11 11:49 AM Re: Mt Whitney Dates [Re: tdtz]
quillansculpture Offline


Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 564
Loc: Murrieta, CA
Thanks Tom.....yea, I thought you knew something I didn't! August 10th for 3 days.
Cruise director.....no.
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#12661 - 04/11/11 04:02 PM Re: Mt Whitney Dates [Re: quillansculpture]
tdtz Offline


Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 511
Loc: CA
Joe,
I want the list to be put together since I don't have a date and I figured that I would plan some trips around when people are going to be doing their hike.

My son's school is out for spring break next week and I think we are going to head up to do a dayhike up to LPL....assuming the trail is semi-passable and we can park at the portal.

Tom "Don't call me Julie" (loveboat reference)

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#12662 - 04/11/11 04:22 PM Re: Mt Whitney Dates [Re: quillansculpture]
quillansculpture Offline


Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 564
Loc: Murrieta, CA
Well, I'll start.

Two years ago I attempted to summit Mt Whitney. I was a "newbie", did all my research, got my gear, worked out, hiked and thought I had a good chance of making it. I had already conquered cancer and had a brand new hip that was just a few months old. A lot of people on the other board wished me luck, but one guy, Gary, Bulldog34, not only wished me luck, he said he would be with me the whole way in spirit from Atlanta. He wasn't just saying it either. Turns out, he woke up the morning of my hike and said he tried to figure where I might be at that hour. He thought about me during the day and would say to himself, "go Joe". He checked his watch and just kept hoping I had made it. Well, that first time, I hadn't. I wrote my TR and he wrote me quickly saying how disappointed he was for me. Now he did understand as I commented on his unsuccessful hike a few months earlier. One thing we knew was that we would both make it the next time.

I told him immediately that I was going again within the month. Gary was really happy I had chosen to do that and he knew I would get up the second time. I did make it and the first person I wrote was Gary. I did feel if I could do it, he could do it. After a couple of conversations, Gary and I decided to try again on his next trip in July 2010. I had never met Gary, just knew him from the boards, e-mails and calls. In the months before the trip, Gary helped me know what gear I would need. We decided what each of us would carry, what the dates would be approximately (since we didn't have permits yet) and where we would get together. I slept in my car at the Portal the night before I met Gary, his wonderful wife Barb and my favorite girl, his daughter Bri. I was a bit nervous because what if I didn't get along with this guy from Atlanta. But, his family was so warm and friendly, they made me feel like I was already a family member. Gary and I did hike Whitney. We spent the night at Consultation Lake and we summited together the next day. Gary made it, yes he did, but more than that, he became a buddy, a friend and found a place in my heart that I will always treasure. I know he's become friends with so many of you and you know how he just attracts good people and makes them all so comfortable.

Well, Gary called me today and told me he had good news and bad news. I said okay...... what's up. He told me the good news was he had gotten 4 one day reservations for permits for Mt Whitney for July 5th. He said the bad news was he couldn't make it. I wasn't sure what to say, but before I could say anything he said, "Joe, I made you the alternate leader for the hike and I'm sending these to you". I was kind of stunned. I mean it's going to be July and that's when I planned on going with Gary!!! I asked him what he was going to do. He said he IS COMING in July to summit Whitney with his family, just a couple of weeks later. I told him I would be there for him and his family and I was going to hike it with Gary, Barb and Bri. Those have been our plans for a year. Not just Gary's, but Barbs and Bri's plans. I really want to be there for Bri.

So, that is the Gary we have come to know. When he say's he's your buddy, he takes it serious and is as good as it gets.

Now, back to the good and bad news. Maybe Gary was telling me that the bad news was I'm gonna have to do Whitney TWICE in July.

Thanks again Gary, Barb and Bri. I know it was a tough night and you have some dates to pick.

Because of Gary....Put me down for July 5th, Dayhike
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#12670 - 04/11/11 06:50 PM Re: Mt Whitney Dates [Re: quillansculpture]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7948
Loc: Fresno, CA
I put down:
July 5 day hike for quillansculpture

See the calendar above.

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#12673 - 04/11/11 07:04 PM Re: Mt Whitney Dates [Re: Steve C]
Dennis68 Offline


Registered: 04/11/11
Posts: 10
Loc: CA
Dennis
August 26-31
6 days
Horseshoe Meadow, Cottonwood Lakes, New Army Pass to Mt. Whitney then exit Whitney Portal.

My first post after registering wink This will be an epic hike for my friend and I. Can't wait!


Edited by Dennis68 (04/11/11 07:06 PM)

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#12677 - 04/11/11 07:16 PM Re: Mt Whitney Dates [Re: Steve C]
wazzu Offline


Registered: 06/20/10
Posts: 319
Loc: Orange County, CA
The Whitney Hike Calendar, 2011

Dayhike/
Overnight
July

5 D QuillanSculpture



August

26-31 O Dennis68 Start at Horseshoe Meadow
31-3 O wazzu Enter Aug, Exit Sept.

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#12679 - 04/11/11 07:34 PM Re: Mt Whitney Dates [Re: quillansculpture]
DolbyBear Offline


Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 11
Loc: Beaumont, CA
This weekend? Mountaineering route.
June 21 main trail
August 15-16 Main trail

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#12680 - 04/11/11 07:50 PM Re: Mt Whitney Dates [Re: DolbyBear]
Akichow Offline


Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 659
Loc: SF Bay Area
July 23-25 Akichow (Main Trail)

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#12681 - 04/11/11 08:04 PM Re: Mt Whitney Dates [Re: Akichow]
saltydog Offline


Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1566
Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
July 23-24, HST, maybe down the WMT, maybe the MR, maybe a yo-yo, but definitely going for the summit around Friday.
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#12685 - 04/11/11 11:32 PM Re: Mt Whitney Dates [Re: saltydog]
Bullet777 Offline


Registered: 12/26/10
Posts: 18
Loc: Sydney, Australia
Permit for July 12 but I'm now meant to be in Vegas that night. So either I hit the trail at 12.01am, summit and return for a burger and fries at 2pm, then leave for Vegas at 3pm arriving at the Wynn around 8.30pm .... or I try to get an unused permit for July 9,10 or 11. Sounds like there is so much snow up there so no guarantee I'll even make it past the cables on those dates.

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#12699 - 04/12/11 07:14 AM Re: Mt Whitney HIking Dates Calendar [Re: Bullet777]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7948
Loc: Fresno, CA
Quote:
Permit for July 12 but I'm now meant to be in Vegas that night. .... or I try to get an unused permit for July 9,10 or 11.

B777: Since July 11 is a Monday, it is quite likely there will be plenty of no-show/cancellations available for you to pick up. Just be at the Visitor Center at 2 PM on July 10.

Last year's Unused Permits numbers show there were always day hike permits available on every Monday. Sundays were mostly ok, too.

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#12715 - 04/12/11 01:55 PM Re: Mt Whitney HIking Dates Calendar [Re: Steve C]
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Registered: 03/21/11
Posts: 252
Loc: SoCal
July 7th, day trip, party of 5.

September 12th, day trip, party of 3.
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#12725 - 04/12/11 03:59 PM Re: Mt Whitney Dates [Re: Steve C]
NJ hiker Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 74
Loc: Northern NJ
Originally Posted By: Steve C
  The Whitney Hike Calendar, 2011

            Dayhike/
            Overnight
  June  

21 D DolbyBear


  July  
7 D GandC party of 5
5 D QuillanSculpture
12 D Bullet777 Maybe July 9,10 or 11 instead
23-25 O Akichow Main trail
23-29 O saltydog HST (from Sequoia N.P.), summit~7/29
28 D CaT (+3) Main Trail (also Half Dome on 7/24)


 August 
<pre> 15-16 O DolbyBear Main trail
26-31 O Dennis68 Start at Horseshoe Meadow
31-9/3 O wazzu Enter Aug, Exit Sept.


  Sept  
12 D GandC party of 3
13 O NJHiker party of 3 Main Trail Sept 13-15


Edited by NJ hiker (04/12/11 04:01 PM)

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#12726 - 04/12/11 04:03 PM Re: Mt Whitney Dates [Re: NJ hiker]
NJ hiker Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 74
Loc: Northern NJ
How did you make it pretty, SteveC? I tried to copy/edit but the formatting is different

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