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


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 6742
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)

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#49041 - 01/02/17 09:40 AM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 6742
Loc: Fresno, CA
Posted on Instagram by lizsb90 on Jan 1, 2017.

Notice the spindrift of the Whitney summit!




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#49143 - 01/27/17 10:26 PM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 6742
Loc: Fresno, CA
Doug from the Whitney Portal Store shared pictures here.

Here's a picture of the trail head structure. Jan 24, 2017.




And the store:



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#49144 - 01/27/17 10:31 PM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 6742
Loc: Fresno, CA
Oh, and Whitney Portal is ONLY accessible on foot, until sometime in spring when they can clear this massive rockslide.


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#49256 - 02/19/17 11:59 AM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 6742
Loc: Fresno, CA
This picture taken Friday, Feb 17, 2017, posted on Facebook by Valentino I.

He hiked up Whitney Portal Road past the rockslide.


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#49258 - Yesterday at 05:09 PM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Harvey Lankford Offline


Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 918
Loc: Richmond, Virginia
Can anyone relate this to the last big snow year (2011)?

Looking at the snowplot, it looks to be on an all time curve
2017 Snowplot

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#49259 - Yesterday at 05:34 PM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Harvey Lankford]
John Sims Offline


Registered: 04/20/12
Posts: 484
Loc: Sunnyvale, California
Whitney area is not getting as hard hit as Tahoe, but Donner is forecast to get 40" new snow tonight. And there are more storms coming.
San Francisco achieved their normal annual total yesterday.
Mammoth has already eclipsed last year by 100", and last year was a "good" year.

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#49262 - Yesterday at 10:28 PM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 6742
Loc: Fresno, CA
Recent pictures -- from the Mountaineers Route (North Fork Lone Pine Creek). Most people don't use the Main Trail in winter.

This posted on Instagram by elevatedtv
Caption: Lower Boy Scout Lake
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Also from "elevatedtv", Mt Whitney, from below Lower Boy Scout Lake. "4-6ft base above 10k feet"

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#49263 - Yesterday at 10:38 PM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 6742
Loc: Fresno, CA
Posted on Instagram on Feb 14, 2017, by monkeyonamountain

"Here's the moon setting over the Mount Whitney Massif this morning. This was about 20 minutes before sunrise. Love the feeling of touring under the stars. Stepping up towards the moon feels super surreal. Lucky to be out there with friends and the pow skiing was all time!"


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#49266 - Today at 08:24 AM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Snacking Bear Offline


Registered: 08/09/11
Posts: 386
Loc: Saugus, CA
Ugh! Beautiful shots!

I can't wait until next winter once I'm out of school, I can finally get back out.
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#49267 - Today at 09:06 AM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
2600fromatari Offline


Registered: 10/18/10
Posts: 448
Loc: San Diego
That picture from LBSL is absolutely gorgeous!

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