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Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date)
wedbe11 #16845 07/28/11 04:25 PM
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I am So BUMMED!! We are supposed to get married on Mt. Whitney this Sunday 31st. We only have a day pass and there is a 40% chance of thunderstorms.


Thunderstorms!!! It will only add some "spark" to your wedding :-)
Congrats.



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Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date)
wedbe11 #16847 07/29/11 04:39 AM
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I am So BUMMED!! We are supposed to get married on Mt. Whitney this Sunday 31st. We only have a day pass and there is a 40% chance of thunderstorms. Does anyone have any ideas of beautiful place on or around Mt.Whitney to do ceremony? since making it to the summit isn't looking good :-(


Whitney Portal Cascades at the far end of the loop.

My wife and I got married there (07/14/07) in and took our "honeymoon" hike to Lone Pine Lake.

We couldn't ask for a more beautiful setting...

The following year, we celebrated our 1st with a hike to the top...lightning, rain, graupel, wind...yeah, what a way to celebrate!


Journey well...
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+ @ti2d #16860 07/29/11 01:06 PM
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Whitney Portal Cascades at the far end of the loop.

My wife and I got married there (07/14/07) in and took our "honeymoon" hike to Lone Pine Lake.

We couldn't ask for a more beautiful setting...

The following year, we celebrated our 1st with a hike to the top...lightning, rain, graupel, wind...yeah, what a way to celebrate!


Gary- post a picture of your wedding we would love to see it!
Happy belated Anniversary!
We missed seeing you and your lovely wife Pam this year! Maybe next year......
Blessings,
Lady Bulldawg

Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date)
wedbe11 #16863 07/29/11 06:28 PM
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There's been a flash flood at the portal. Here's the link to Doug's warning!

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wazzu #16867 07/30/11 05:45 AM
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There's been a flash flood at the portal. Here's the link to Doug's warning!



Praying for the safety of everyone affected by this storm! Feeling very blessed to have had wonderful weather while we were there the week before.

Please be SMART and stay safe everyone!

Blessings,
Lady Bulldawg

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Lady Bulldawg #16868 07/30/11 06:27 AM
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Here's some more info:

http://www.sierrawave.net/7626/major-cloudburst/

I hope everyone made it out safely and is OK. frown

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Dennis68 #16871 07/30/11 07:07 AM
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Praying for their safe return.

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Brent N #16876 07/30/11 08:00 AM
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Holy crap. Prayers for everyone stranded on the trail.Poor Doug's business during peak season to have the campground and Portal closed also. Safety of people first but what damage a rogue rain/hail summer thunderstorm can do.

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wazzu #16900 07/30/11 05:11 PM
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here's the link to a post from Bob R and he has a link to some incredible pictures of some of the damage. His post mentions only 1 person needing to be flown out. Based on a few of his pictures, that's incredible.

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wazzu #16904 07/30/11 07:39 PM
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Here's the link to Bob R's set of pictures from his SAR participation.

    2011-07-29 Wild day on Mt. Whitney

They were carried up to Mirror Lake by helicopter, and he and a partner swept parts of the trail down to the portal.

Here's a picture of what used to be the log crossing. Maybe someone can find an old picture.

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Steve C #16905 07/30/11 07:42 PM
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Steve,
this was taken in late June

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tdtz #16906 07/30/11 07:48 PM
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with snow



The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.
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tdtz #16978 08/01/11 11:25 AM
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Quote:
this was taken in late June

...which looks the same as it did 2 days before the 7/29 flood, which was the last of several times I crossed it during the past week.
Wow ... the power of running water is amazing!

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Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date)
Steve C #17150 08/03/11 07:35 PM
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4 days prior....7/25/2011


Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date)
Jrod8 #17194 08/04/11 12:30 PM
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Regarding the log crossing...

Doug at the store has reported "Fire crew worked on the logs today and put them back in place."


Also note: The Interagency Visitor Center where you pick up permits NOW CLOSES AT 4:30 p.m.

Here's the press release (July 29, 2011): Inyo National Forest Responds to Budget Reductions...


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Steve C #17235 08/05/11 07:41 AM
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AWESOME!!!!!

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Steve C #17852 08/27/11 06:50 AM
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I just called the Ranger and listened to a recording about the snow conditions. I could not tell but it seemed like it has not been updated since July. We are going up the Mountaineers route and looking to find out where/ if any the snow starts. Are the chutes free of snow?!

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WildTurkey #17860 08/27/11 08:10 PM
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This is Late August. Until the next snow storm, there should be no snow anywhere on the main trail, except maybe for a little patch just before the summit. And that one always has a deep groove through it where the thousands of hikers have walked all summer.

As for the Mountaineer's Route, no snow except the center of the main chute below the notch. But that is usually avoided by staying on the rocks on the left side as you go up.

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Steve C #17864 08/28/11 05:26 AM
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Thanks Steve. Its the exact piece of Info I was looking for.. Cheers!

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Steve C #17872 08/28/11 12:04 PM
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thanks!

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