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#16845 - 07/28/11 05:25 PM Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date) [Re: wedbe11]
quillansculpture Offline


Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 562
Loc: Murrieta, CA
Originally Posted By: wedbe11
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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#16847 - 07/29/11 05:39 AM Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date) [Re: wedbe11]
+ @ti2d Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 830
Loc: Oh Cursed, USA
Originally Posted By: wedbe11
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!
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#16860 - 07/29/11 02:06 PM Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date) [Re: + @ti2d]
Lady Bulldawg Offline


Registered: 07/20/10
Posts: 17
Loc: Marietta, GA
Originally Posted By: + @ti2d


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

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#16863 - 07/29/11 07:28 PM Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date) [Re: wedbe11]
wazzu Offline


Registered: 06/20/10
Posts: 319
Loc: Orange County, CA
There's been a flash flood at the portal. Here's the link to Doug's warning!

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#16867 - 07/30/11 06:45 AM Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date) [Re: wazzu]
Lady Bulldawg Offline


Registered: 07/20/10
Posts: 17
Loc: Marietta, GA
Originally Posted By: wazzu
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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#16868 - 07/30/11 07:27 AM Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date) [Re: Lady Bulldawg]
Dennis68 Offline


Registered: 04/11/11
Posts: 10
Loc: CA
Here's some more info:

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

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


Edited by Dennis68 (07/30/11 07:31 AM)

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#16871 - 07/30/11 08:07 AM Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date) [Re: Dennis68]
Brent N Offline


Registered: 01/20/11
Posts: 278
Loc: Orange County, CA
Praying for their safe return.

Brent N

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#16876 - 07/30/11 09:00 AM Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date) [Re: Brent N]
Rod Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 660
Loc: Santa Clarita, Ca. USA
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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#16900 - 07/30/11 06:11 PM Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date) [Re: wazzu]
wazzu Offline


Registered: 06/20/10
Posts: 319
Loc: Orange County, CA
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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#16904 - 07/30/11 08:39 PM Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date) [Re: wazzu]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7559
Loc: Fresno, CA
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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#16905 - 07/30/11 08:42 PM Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date) [Re: Steve C]
tdtz Offline


Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 511
Loc: CA
Steve,
this was taken in late June

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#16906 - 07/30/11 08:48 PM Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date) [Re: tdtz]
Bee Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1261
Loc: Northern California
with snow

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#16978 - 08/01/11 12:25 PM Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date) [Re: tdtz]
CaT Offline


Registered: 09/24/09
Posts: 694
Loc: Blacklick, OH (formerly SoCal)
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!

CaT
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#17150 - 08/03/11 08:35 PM Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date) [Re: Steve C]
Jrod8 Offline


Registered: 02/27/11
Posts: 24
Loc: California
4 days prior....7/25/2011


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#17194 - 08/04/11 01:30 PM Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date) [Re: Jrod8]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7559
Loc: Fresno, CA
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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#17235 - 08/05/11 08:41 AM Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date) [Re: Steve C]
SoCalHiker Offline


Registered: 08/02/11
Posts: 11
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
AWESOME!!!!!

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#17852 - 08/27/11 07:50 AM Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date) [Re: Steve C]
WildTurkey Offline


Registered: 07/30/11
Posts: 36
Loc: Dana Point, Ca
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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#17860 - 08/27/11 09:10 PM Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date) [Re: WildTurkey]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7559
Loc: Fresno, CA
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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#17864 - 08/28/11 06:26 AM Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date) [Re: Steve C]
WildTurkey Offline


Registered: 07/30/11
Posts: 36
Loc: Dana Point, Ca
Thanks Steve. Its the exact piece of Info I was looking for.. Cheers!

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#17872 - 08/28/11 01:04 PM Re: Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011 (Out-of-Date) [Re: Steve C]
IDOXLR8 Offline


Registered: 08/28/11
Posts: 1
Loc: CA
thanks!

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