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#13405 - 04/29/11 03:10 AM Re: Mt Whitney Hiking Dates Calendar [Re: quillansculpture]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1254
Loc: Atlanta
Originally Posted By: quillansculpture
Well I, ahem, ah,ah....don't know what to say. I didn't take it :-) If I did, my buddies wouldn't be asking me when I'm washing my old hat!!!


Just seeing if you were paying attention! wink

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#13453 - 04/30/11 08:04 AM Re: Mt Whitney Hiking Dates Calendar [Re: Bulldog34]
NYHiker Offline


Registered: 04/30/11
Posts: 12
Loc: NY
Please add the following dates to the calendar.

08/14 - Begin at Cottonwood Lakes Trailhead
08/17 - Summit Mt Whitney
08/18 - Exit Whitney Portal

08/28 - Begin Main Whitney Trailhead
04/29 - Summit Mt Whitney
03/30 - Exit Whitney Portal

Secured permits for both trips. Will be overnighting at High Lake, Rock Creek, Guitar Lake & Consultation Lake. Thanks.

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#13460 - 04/30/11 02:05 PM Re: Mt Whitney Hiking Dates Calendar [Re: NYHiker]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7392
Loc: Fresno, CA
Welcome to WhitneyZone, NYHiker. I've added your trips.

Your second trip looks like an adventure. wink

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#13468 - 05/01/11 07:02 AM Re: Mt Whitney Dates [Re: tdtz]
Rodney51 Offline


Registered: 04/28/11
Posts: 12
Loc: Northern CA
tdtz, I have the same issue as far as crampons etc... No experience with snow/ice gear. I don't want to learn at the chute. So if I have to turn around at Trail Camp I'll still have had a good time. Live to hike another day.

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#13527 - 05/03/11 06:05 AM Re: Mt Whitney Hiking Dates Calendar [Re: Steve C]
NJ hiker Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 74
Loc: Northern NJ
Hi NYHiker (and neighbor). You wrote:
08/28 - Begin Main Whitney Trailhead
04/29 - Summit Mt Whitney
03/30 - Exit Whitney Portal

I second what Steve said, but it is more than an adventure: it is an epic spanning several years. Are you doing a particularly horrendous circumnavigation route via Alaska? Or is this a Bilbo Baggins 'adventure'?

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#13544 - 05/03/11 10:08 AM Re: Mt Whitney Hiking Dates Calendar [Re: quillansculpture]
2600fromatari Offline


Registered: 10/18/10
Posts: 452
Loc: San Diego
Put me down for June 4th. Not sure which if it's going to be the MT or the MR. No permit, but it looks like there's plenty of space.

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#13659 - 05/05/11 02:08 PM Re: Mt Whitney Hiking Dates Calendar [Re: 2600fromatari]
Bsquared Offline


Registered: 05/05/11
Posts: 2
Loc: CA
July 23 camping at the Portal and July 24-26 up the main trail with my 13 yr old son(his 2nd trip up) and 11 year old (his first)

BSquared

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#13666 - 05/05/11 03:23 PM Re: Mt Whitney Hiking Dates Calendar [Re: quillansculpture]
saltydog Offline


Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1553
Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
Just received my confirmation letter from Sequoia/Kings. Hitting the HST mid July, exiting by the MT July 23. May cut that a little shorter, but leaves enough time for a significant side trip to Lake South America or even a return over Pants Pass to avoid the shuttle. Current plan is for summit on the 22 and burger on the 23.

Interesting that with my Sequoia/Kings letter, I also received the Inyo Whitney Zone pamphlet, with all the familiar material including photo of happy hiker proudly displaying his (full) wag bag.


Edited by saltydog (05/05/11 03:53 PM)
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#13668 - 05/05/11 03:49 PM Re: Mt Whitney Hiking Dates Calendar [Re: saltydog]
Bulldog34 Offline


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Posts: 1254
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Salty, may catch ya on the way down. Quillansculpture, my wife, my 11 YO daughter, and I head up the 20th to TC, summit and back to TC the 21st, and back down the 22nd. No permits in hand, but getting 4 walk-ins on a Wednesday shouldn't be too difficult. Either way, we'll be hanging at the Portal the 23rd and 24th. Hope to run across you.

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#13674 - 05/05/11 04:02 PM Re: Mt Whitney Hiking Dates Calendar [Re: Bulldog34]
saltydog Offline


Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1553
Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
Bulldog: That would be great. Akichow will be in the hood about the same time, too. I'll be the one with the vintage Kelty Serac and trusty knickers.
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#13676 - 05/05/11 04:16 PM Re: Mt Whitney Hiking Dates Calendar [Re: saltydog]
quillansculpture Offline


Registered: 11/13/09
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Loc: Murrieta, CA
SoCalGirl already KNOWS what I'm wearing :-)

p.s. Gary, if I get there early, maybe a look at them e-ledges????
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#13684 - 05/05/11 04:30 PM Re: Mt Whitney Hiking Dates Calendar [Re: saltydog]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1254
Loc: Atlanta
I suspect I won't miss the knickers . . .

I'll be the guy sitting at the picnic table just outside the WPS store with the hot blonde wife (she's also a WZ member - LadyBulldog - and occassionally checks in here; better safe than sorry). If you don't see us, check with the 11 YO, wickedly sassy girl in the store - probably flipping pancakes/burgers with Doug Jr. or pestering Doug Sr. behind the counter. That would be the Bullpup . . .

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#13686 - 05/05/11 04:33 PM Re: Mt Whitney Hiking Dates Calendar [Re: Bulldog34]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1254
Loc: Atlanta
And the highly-celebrated SoCal sculpture ar-teest with us would be Joe (Quillansculpture). If our daughter isn't with Doug or Doug Jr., she'll be with Uncle Joe. Easy to tell me and Joe apart, even though we're the same age - I have dark hair and his is white and shiny . . .

Originally Posted By: quillansculpture
SoCalGirl already KNOWS what I'm wearing :-)

p.s. Gary, if I get there early, maybe a look at them e-ledges????


And God only knows what Joe will be wearing . . .

Actually, Joe, we're driving down from Mammoth early the morning of the 20th, so there won't be time for us to do much other than (hopefully) grab permits and a pancake, cinch up, and start up. That's assuming, of course, that I'm still of sound mind and body after attempting my first 5.6 climb with Mr. Pickering on Cathedral Peak two days earlier. Come the 20th, I may still be halfway up Cathedral gibbering and trembling.


Edited by Bulldog34 (05/05/11 05:09 PM)
Edit Reason: Added quote and response

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#13730 - 05/06/11 09:09 AM Re: Mt Whitney Hiking Dates Calendar [Re: quillansculpture]
NYHiker Offline


Registered: 04/30/11
Posts: 12
Loc: NY
Thanks for the welcome and for noticing the error in my ways. The corrected dates are below:

08/28 - Begin Main Whitney Trailhead
08/29 - Summit Mt Whitney
08/30 - Exit Whitney Portal

But the original dates would have been interesting though.

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#13843 - 05/08/11 07:21 PM Re: Mt Whitney Hiking Dates Calendar [Re: NYHiker]
Julie Offline


Registered: 03/31/11
Posts: 20
Loc: California
From Millerja: Here's the current plan. I have an overnight permit for September 4

September 3 - Camping Whitney Portal
September 4 - Enter Whitney Zone, camp Oupost or Trail Camp
September 5 - Summit

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#13881 - 05/09/11 08:22 PM Re: Mt Whitney Hiking Dates Calendar [Re: Julie]
Julie Offline


Registered: 03/31/11
Posts: 20
Loc: California
From millerja:

I sent a post yesterday but forgot to mention that there will be 2 of us.

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#13903 - 05/11/11 03:28 AM Re: Mt Whitney Hiking Dates Calendar [Re: quillansculpture]
JMUFridge Offline


Registered: 05/08/11
Posts: 5
Loc: Washington, DC
Group of 8 from DC, NC and Southern California, first time summit attempt on July 3rd.

Itinerary:
July 1st, some day hiking from Cottonwood Pass/Horseshoe Meadows trailhead to get acclimated, overnight at Whitney Portal
July 2nd, Whitney Portal to Trail Camp
July 3rd, Summit Attempt and return to Portal for overnight

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#13906 - 05/11/11 06:46 AM Re: Mt Whitney Hiking Dates Calendar [Re: JMUFridge]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7392
Loc: Fresno, CA
Welcome to the WhitneyZone, JMUFridge. I have added you to the calendar.

You have a good sized group coming from quite a distance. Good luck! cool


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#13909 - 05/11/11 07:35 AM Re: Mt Whitney HIking Dates Calendar [Re: Steve C]
ejsurfs Offline


Registered: 03/31/11
Posts: 43
Loc: OC, CA
We recently decided to scratch the 5/21 hike and go white water rafting in Three Rivers instead.
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#13910 - 05/11/11 07:45 AM Re: Mt Whitney Hiking Dates Calendar [Re: quillansculpture]
andeo2L Offline


Registered: 05/11/11
Posts: 12
Loc: CA
Group of 4, Day Hike Summit on June 23. So excited!!!

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