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#44004 - 08/18/15 08:18 AM White Mountain Peak, 08/09/15
63ChevyII.com Offline


Registered: 08/07/12
Posts: 670
Loc: Colton, California
I've been meaning to use White Mountain Peak as a training hike for Mt. Whitney for a couple of years, but the timing has never worked out. I finally headed up there a few days ago:

White Mountain Peak, 08/09/15


Some highlights. Clicking any of the photos will bring you to the full galleries (~55 photos total)

Sunset a few hours before we started our hike:


Sunrise from the peak:


My favorite shot from the trip:


Looking back towards the trailhead:


Frost? on my camera case:


White Mountain Peak's shadow:
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#44010 - 08/18/15 11:48 AM Re: White Mountain Peak, 08/09/15 [Re: 63ChevyII.com]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7525
Loc: Fresno, CA
Love the last picture, and the sunset shadow.

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#44016 - 08/18/15 03:04 PM Re: White Mountain Peak, 08/09/15 [Re: 63ChevyII.com]
CatB Offline


Registered: 03/05/12
Posts: 21
Loc: the o.c.
Nice HG. Love that shadow shot.

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#44018 - 08/18/15 06:18 PM Re: White Mountain Peak, 08/09/15 [Re: 63ChevyII.com]
Snacking Bear Offline


Registered: 08/09/11
Posts: 476
Loc: Saugus, CA
Fantastic way to start your day smile
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#44019 - 08/18/15 07:27 PM Re: White Mountain Peak, 08/09/15 [Re: 63ChevyII.com]
SanGorgonioHiker Offline


Registered: 03/24/14
Posts: 66
Loc: Southern CA
How is the road fairing after these recent monsoons? The Ranger in Bishop says 4WD..I really want to do this one, but I've got only a 2008 Dodge Caravan...
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#44026 - 08/19/15 09:42 AM Re: White Mountain Peak, 08/09/15 [Re: SanGorgonioHiker]
63ChevyII.com Offline


Registered: 08/07/12
Posts: 670
Loc: Colton, California
Thanks everyone. I was a little worried about how the photos would come out. I had to order a new lens for my Sony Nex, so I carried our old Nikon D80 on this hike.

I was kinda surprised by how bad the road was. I don't think a 4wd is necessary, but the washboarding is really bad. My buddy drove his Honda CRV and it had a new noise in the front end by the time we were off the dirt road. We did see small cars up there, incuding a suzuiki econo-box.
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#44231 - 09/07/15 05:10 PM Re: White Mountain Peak, 08/09/15 [Re: 63ChevyII.com]
Gina Offline


Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 39
Loc: Ridgecrest
Thanks for the heads-up on road conditions and the weather. We had an excellent White Mtn Peak day hike yesterday!

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#44232 - 09/07/15 06:59 PM Re: White Mountain Peak, 08/09/15 [Re: Gina]
63ChevyII.com Offline


Registered: 08/07/12
Posts: 670
Loc: Colton, California
No problem! How was the road for your group? What did you drive?
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#44242 - 09/08/15 06:21 PM Re: White Mountain Peak, 08/09/15 [Re: 63ChevyII.com]
Gina Offline


Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 39
Loc: Ridgecrest
The road was bumpy and scary, it was just my husband and I in his 2000 Silverado.

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#44252 - 09/09/15 02:44 PM Re: White Mountain Peak, 08/09/15 [Re: SanGorgonioHiker]
JedHiker Offline


Registered: 01/02/15
Posts: 9
Loc: Bishop
No problem with my 2003 Dodge Caravan. Just be careful to not cut the tire sidewalls on sharp rocks. A little over an hour travel from the Bristlecone Center where the pavement ends. 16 miles to the locked gate.

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#44253 - 09/09/15 02:46 PM Re: White Mountain Peak, 08/09/15 [Re: 63ChevyII.com]
Snacking Bear Offline


Registered: 08/09/11
Posts: 476
Loc: Saugus, CA
I was a little paranoid, but fine two years ago in my 05 Corolla.
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