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#32938 - 08/26/13 07:54 AM Ride share: Whitney portal to Cottonwood TH 8/29 or 8/31
owa2012 Offline


Registered: 08/26/13
Posts: 4
Loc: fresno, CA
Hi Everyone! After staying in the hostel this Wednesday night, 8/28 I will hike from the Cottonwood Pass TH up the PCT, over Whitney and out WP on Saturday (weather permitting). My sticking point in this adventure is either getting back to my car at Cottonwood post-summit, or finding a kindred spirit who could give me a ride from Whitney Portal Thurs morning to Cottonwood. I'll be filming this hike for an upcoming PBS adventure series and would love to meet other hikers and Whitney fans. Thanks!


Edited by owa2012 (08/26/13 08:01 AM)

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#32939 - 08/26/13 08:49 AM Re: Ride share: Whitney portal to Cottonwood TH 8/29 or 8/31 [Re: owa2012]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7908
Loc: Fresno, CA
Welcome, OWA! Hitchhiking down from Whitney Portal has always been easy. Not sure how tough it is to get a ride up to the Cottonwood trailhead, though.

Please let us know when your PBS series will air.

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#32950 - 08/26/13 04:22 PM Re: Ride share: Whitney portal to Cottonwood TH 8/29 or 8/31 [Re: owa2012]
John Sims Offline


Registered: 04/20/12
Posts: 551
Loc: Sunnyvale, California
Hi Owa,
What time did you have in mind on Thursday for Portal to Cottonwood Pass TH?
I will not know for sure until Wed. evening, but I might be able to take you from the Portal to CW TH.
John

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#32962 - 08/27/13 11:54 AM Re: Ride share: Whitney portal to Cottonwood TH 8/29 or 8/31 [Re: John Sims]
owa2012 Offline


Registered: 08/26/13
Posts: 4
Loc: fresno, CA
Hi John, That would be fantastic if we could connect in Thurs! I'm leaving Fresno after work on wed and will drive over the hill to Lone Pine (okay, it's more than a hill but it's all part of the adventure smile After spending Wed. night at the hostel my plans can be flexible for getting my car up to Whitney Portal and then a ride to cottonwood TH. I'll need to stop by and pick up my permit on the way to the TH. If this works for you let me know and we can figure out more detailed plans. Thanks so much!

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#32963 - 08/27/13 12:10 PM Re: Ride share: Whitney portal to Cottonwood TH 8/29 or 8/31 [Re: Steve C]
owa2012 Offline


Registered: 08/26/13
Posts: 4
Loc: fresno, CA
Thanks for the welcome, Steve! Once I get this trek filmed then we'll look for underwriting for the 10-episode series. I can't wait! Whitney and I have some history. After crossing the High Sierra trail in 2011 (the year of a million water crossings) we ended up having to run across the crest, dodging lightening and sleet on Aug 27/28, unable to summit as others also ran down out of the storm toward the makeshift Abandoned Camper zone where SAR helicopters searched overhead for hikers injured by the landslides and flash floods. This past April I ascended the mountaineer's route with Backpacker magazine/Big City Mountaineer but had to stop at the notch, 14K, with a severe fluid cough. Whitney has become my White Whale! Looking forward to meeting other Whitney fans soon! Happy and safe trails! smile

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#32971 - 08/27/13 07:00 PM Re: Ride share: Whitney portal to Cottonwood TH 8/29 or 8/31 [Re: owa2012]
John Sims Offline


Registered: 04/20/12
Posts: 551
Loc: Sunnyvale, California
Hi Owa,
Sorry, my trip was canceled, so I will not be in Lone Pine on Thursday.
Good luck finding an alternative.
John

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#32973 - 08/27/13 08:47 PM Re: Ride share: Whitney portal to Cottonwood TH 8/29 or 8/31 [Re: John Sims]
owa2012 Offline


Registered: 08/26/13
Posts: 4
Loc: fresno, CA
Hi John,
Thanks for the update. I'll keep searching for a ride.
Happy trails!
Denise

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