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#4904 - 06/04/10 10:44 AM Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 6473
Loc: Fresno, CA
This thread is designed to hold posts displaying pictures and describing the current conditions of the Main Mount Whitney Trail (MMWT).  I hope everyone will contribute.

Please feel free to post pictures of your own or from any source (please post a reference to the original location), so that everyone can come here and easily find/read/see the conditions.

Older posts will be moved as conditions change. (As a result, some posts may appear to answer comments that are no longer in the thread.)

Thanks for everyone's help. Your posting trip reports helps untold numbers of hikers following you.

Older posts moved here:   Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2016 (Old)

Note: Sometimes this thread spans a number of pages. You can click through all the pages, or click here to display all in one page.

Edit for 2016: Note that parking this summer is severely limited due to the Whitney Portal road construction. After June 19, there is NO PARKING along the road. Only one car per hiking party is given a permit to park in the actual parking lots at Whitney Portal.

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#47064 - 07/19/16 09:17 AM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 6473
Loc: Fresno, CA
Here's a picture of the last snow on the trail this summer, posted on FB by Plan & Go Hiking (@planandgohiking)

The spot is about a quarter mile, and 400' elevation, before the summit.


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#47076 - 07/21/16 01:54 PM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
adventurer456 Offline


Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 6
Loc: adventurer456
Can someone get a picture of the chute?

May go up the switchbacks and descend the chute.

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#47112 - 07/24/16 10:38 PM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: adventurer456]
Briang191 Offline


Registered: 03/17/16
Posts: 16
Loc: Ca USA
Made it to the summit today. Weather was perfect. I wanted to thank everyone for providing information to make
This happen. Also is there a lost and found?

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#47118 - 07/25/16 12:29 AM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Briang191]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 6473
Loc: Fresno, CA
No lost and found here. Did you lose or find something?

Edit: You can call the Visitor Center or the Wilderness Permit office, but with sunglasses, I doubt anyone would turn them in.

I only take cheap sunglasses on hikes -- because they get lost so easily.


Edited by Steve C (07/25/16 08:42 AM)

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#47121 - 07/25/16 05:29 AM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Briang191 Offline


Registered: 03/17/16
Posts: 16
Loc: Ca USA
I lost a pair of sunglasses

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#47125 - 07/25/16 08:31 AM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Phiker Offline


Registered: 06/16/16
Posts: 3
Loc: San Diego, CA
Summited Saturday July 23rd, coming up from Guitar Lake and back down on the main trail.
Of course, no snow left on the West side but a significant amount of water on the lower portion of the Western switchbacks. The only patch on snow on the trail is near the summit, the usual. However, it is very easy to navigate. No traction necessary. I saw plenty of tennis shoes and even sandals make it to the summit...
Coming down on the Eastern side, there is no snow left on the trail. Only a couple of patches above and below the cables but they are next to the trail, hugging the granite walls. Still plenty of water on the trail and the switchbacks.
All creek crossings were a breeze.

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