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#25830 - 07/10/12 11:33 AM Re: 2012 Whitney Hike Calendar [Re: Steve C]
jclark50 Offline


Registered: 06/27/12
Posts: 3
Loc: Okinawa-City, Japan
Hello Steve,
I made it to the top! I'm in great shape, my only concern was that I have been suffering from a slight calf strain. I did suffer from altitude though, which I'm not sure how much was worsened from incorrectly only filtering 32 ounces of water on 99 switchbacks. I needed at least twice that and it would have been better to have more. Great hike though (besides the altitude issues).

James

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#25850 - 07/10/12 09:14 PM Re: 2012 Whitney Hike Calendar [Re: Steve C]
tdtz Offline


Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 511
Loc: CA
Hey Steve,
add me for July 13, overnight, MT, party of 1
tom

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#25851 - 07/10/12 10:17 PM Re: 2012 Whitney Hike Calendar [Re: tdtz]
quillansculpture Offline


Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 552
Loc: Murrieta, CA
Good Luck Tom.... have fun. Are you staying at Consultation?
& I'll SPOT you...
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#25852 - 07/10/12 10:25 PM Re: 2012 Whitney Hike Calendar [Re: quillansculpture]
tdtz Offline


Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 511
Loc: CA
Hey Joe,
I'm planning on staying at Outpost the first night and yes, consultation lake the second night (whenever I say trail camp, I really mean consultation lake). Basically doing my altitude adjustment on the trail.

Can you make it up this weekend? There's a good chance of getting a permit.
Tom

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#25854 - 07/10/12 11:53 PM Re: 2012 Whitney Hike Calendar [Re: tdtz]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 6827
Loc: Fresno, CA
You're on the calendar, Tom.

On Friday the 13th, watch for our friend "Bullet777" Greg from Sydney!

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#25855 - 07/10/12 11:57 PM Re: 2012 Whitney Hike Calendar [Re: jclark50]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 6827
Loc: Fresno, CA
Originally Posted By: jclark50
...I did suffer from altitude though, which I'm not sure how much was worsened from incorrectly only filtering 32 ounces of water on 99 switchbacks. I needed at least twice that and it would have been better to have more. Great hike though (besides the altitude issues).

James

Way to go, James! Yes, a liter of water is about 1/3 the amount you should carry starting up the switchbacks. You need a liter to get to the top of the switchbacks, another to get to the summit, and the third you could hide away at Trail Crest to use on the way down.

Dehydration often does worsen the altitude issues. AMS is no fun!

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#25878 - 07/11/12 05:03 PM Re: 2012 Whitney Hike Calendar [Re: Steve C]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1244
Loc: Atlanta
Put bulldog, catpappy and quillansculpture down for a MR dayhike on 8/29.

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#25879 - 07/11/12 05:06 PM Re: 2012 Whitney Hike Calendar [Re: Steve C]
tdtz Offline


Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 511
Loc: CA
I remember Greg's video. I'll be looking for him.

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#25880 - 07/11/12 05:16 PM Re: 2012 Whitney Hike Calendar [Re: tdtz]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1244
Loc: Atlanta
Very nice guy Tom - Joe and I ran into him two years ago near the Windows. Joe was looking for him and was listening for an Aussie accent from everyone we passed. He finally hit it after 12 plus miles!

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#25916 - 07/13/12 02:36 PM Re: 2012 Whitney Hike Calendar [Re: Steve C]
caplen Offline


Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 9
Loc: Texas
Hi, new here!
Boyfriend & I are hiking the HST, starting 8/15. Whitney summit on 8/22 or 8/23.
We're first timers! (Hope y'all will be patient with some semi-amateur questions and advice/tip-seeking I might post here over the next month? blush )
Cheers!
Caplen

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#25923 - 07/13/12 05:16 PM Re: 2012 Whitney Hike Calendar [Re: caplen]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 6827
Loc: Fresno, CA
Welcome, caplen. Your hike is on the calendar.

And we like(need) "semi-amateur questions" -- you'd be surprised how many people learn from those discussions.

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#25927 - 07/14/12 12:19 AM Re: 2012 Whitney Hike Calendar [Re: Steve C]
Bullet777 Offline


Registered: 12/26/10
Posts: 15
Loc: Sydney, Australia
Unfortunately my hiking partner decided that the weather was too threatening to attempt the summit and return hike today. I was ready to go, mentally prepared for a 8 hour return trip, but the predicted rain and thunderstorms put a stop to it. I am not sure how the weather turned out in the end. I know there were lots of clouds hanging around the mountains mid morning, but then I drove to Vegas. I might try for a permit on July 18 or 19 after the Badwater and hope the thunderstorms stay away then.
Greg

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#25954 - 07/15/12 09:30 AM Re: 2012 Whitney Hike Calendar [Re: Steve C]
amarion Offline


Registered: 06/12/12
Posts: 6
Loc: CA
Hiking for first time on July 31. Have an extra permit. Put me down for 4 people. Thanks, Chris

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#25960 - 07/15/12 10:44 AM Re: 2012 Whitney Hike Calendar [Re: Bullet777]
tdtz Offline


Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 511
Loc: CA
Hi Bullet,
I started up on the 13th. I only went to outpost, but I did talk to quite a few people who gave me weather reports up top. Basically it sprinkled a few times and that's it. Lots of people made the summit on Friday. Saturday was perfectly clear.

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#26013 - 07/16/12 07:01 PM Re: 2012 Whitney Hike Calendar [Re: tdtz]
MooseTracks Offline


Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 582
Loc: Bishop, CA, United States
Going to try and get a walk-in permit for either Saturday or Sunday of this coming weekend.

Just passin' through.

Tall, athletic woman hauling a beast of an rust-orange pack, mini-moose strapped in for the ride.

Kind of looking forward to a show-down with the cougar. ;)
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#26015 - 07/16/12 07:39 PM Re: 2012 Whitney Hike Calendar [Re: MooseTracks]
tdtz Offline


Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 511
Loc: CA
I'm actually thinking of heading up on Friday to try and finish what I started this weekend.

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#26282 - 07/27/12 07:07 PM Re: 2012 Whitney Hike Calendar [Re: Badwater Dan]
Jane Offline


Registered: 07/26/12
Posts: 1
Loc: Carlsbad, CA
A group of 5 of us, 4 first-timers, have overnight passes Aug. 7-8. Plan to camp at Outpost Camp, summit the following day then spend another delightful (and hopefully celebratory) night at Outpost. We're in good hands with our group leader: she's summited at least 20 times!

I so appreciate all the great information on this site.

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#26366 - 07/30/12 11:37 PM Re: 2012 Whitney Hike Calendar [Re: Jane]
benh57 Offline


Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 2
Loc: Westchester, CA
Hi,

3 of us (first timers :) will be day hiking Whitney Tuesday, Aug 7th. We've trained all month with Baldy (2x), Baden-Powell, Jacinto, and San Gorgonio last wknd.

(also we have 2 permits, so there will be an extra that day..)

Enjoying the site!

-Ben

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#26471 - 08/02/12 10:02 PM Re: 2012 Whitney Hike Calendar [Re: Steve C]
Goobrew Offline


Registered: 08/02/12
Posts: 2
Loc: Riverside, CA
Hey,
We are doing an overnight on the main trail 8/21-8/23 staying at trail camp. we are 6 strong with hiking experience, but all of us are newbies to Whitney. Looking forward to the trip and great info on this forum!

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#27155 - 08/22/12 10:08 AM Re: 2012 Whitney Hike Calendar [Re: Goobrew]
Brent N Offline


Registered: 01/20/11
Posts: 274
Loc: Orange County, CA
Weather permitting, October 11th for an overnighter.

Brent N

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