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Important Whitney links
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The most important topics can be found in the Feature Topics box to the left.

Mountaineers Route info and links

Unused Whitney Permits:  2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Bob R's ( Bob Rockwell aka "Bob R" ) maps and docs:
  Picture of the 97 Switchbacks
  Reliable Water Sources Along the Mt. Whitney Trail (a PDF document)
    related pictures: Water availability along the Mt. Whitney Trail
    map: Whitney area topo with water sources   (big)
  Reliable Water Sources On the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek (a PDF document)
    related pictures: Water availability in the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek
  map: Old trail vs new trail   ...and a description: Old Trail - Trailhead
  So, you want to climb the Mountaineer's Route in winter
  Spring Conditions on the Main Whitney Trail

Wayne Pyle's 97 switchbacks chart.  (big version)  Discussion: Counting Switchbacks
Topo Maps of the MR and Main Trail

Mt Whitney Map Interactive map from GMap4: Zoom in/out, satellite view, etc.
Mt Whitney Main Trail: Table of distances and times -- Main Trail Table

Kurt Lawson's Time-lapse photo of the 97 switchbacks at night. (A 4.5 hour exposure taken while someone carried a lantern up the trail.) Epic photo of the 97 switchbacks (at night!)

Water discussions (Drink untreated, or filter/treat/boil/etc.)
  Water and Giardia around Mt. Whitney
  60,000 Liters of Water Consumed -- Untreated
  Filter question (links to studies, etc.)

Lightning: Thunderstorms on Whitney?

Ice Axe use: Watching this video by the British Mountaineering Council is mandatory:
  Mt Whitney hiking and climbing videos   Another good one:  Ice Axe Technique
From Scotland: Ice axe arrest / self arrest
Related: Glissading from Trail Crest and hazards
Trip report with glissading video on Whitney: 6/1/2014 Dayhike Summit by beginner hikers

Mt Whitney hiking and climbing videos

Ultralight pack: Light weight hiking gear

Backpacker and Walk-in camp sites and locations at Whitney Portal: Sleeping in your car at Whitney Portal

Spring Conditions:
  Spring Conditions on the Main Whitney Trail
  Spring 2014 Conditions on the Main Whitney Trail
  Spring 2010 Conditions on the Main Whitney Trail

Mt Whitney SAR activity: Injury, Rescue, Deaths, Recovery


Panorama Paul's Mt Whitney Panorama
click to see the full-size picture.

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