Hi All! We will be leaving the Portal on August 1st and camping at Trail Camp, hopefully summitting on the 2nd and coming back down to the Portal in time for good grub. Can I ask what is your decend time coming down from the summit? Or average time it takes to decend, if available?? I would like my mom & son to meet us at the portal when we come down, but I am having a hard time guessing how long it will take us to go 10.5 miles (after hiking up appox 4.4 miles). We are definitely on the slow side of walking, usually averaging about 1.6 - 2 mph on the way up and about double that on the way down...but that is Baldy and this is Whitney!!
Have been so excited for weeks, but it is now actually becoming real. We leave a week from today to acclimate!!
Thanks so much!!!
The Mountains are calling and I must go - John Muir