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


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7525
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 2018 (Old)

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#54081 - 08/13/18 09:05 AM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Proxy Offline


Registered: 03/26/18
Posts: 5
Loc: TX
Nothing particularly remarkable... but my group spent 4 days on the main trail late last week (8/7 - 8/10) with a successful summit and descent originating at Whitney Portal.

The water crossings were easily navigable, no frozen precip anywhere near the trail. Abandoned wag bags were most noticeable near trail camp, where we saw a FS employee gathering them. The employee also requested to see the paper copy of our permit.

Smoke/haze was present, but low. Mosquitoes only between Whitney Portal and Lone Pine Lake. Lots of sun.
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#54084 - 08/14/18 02:15 PM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
BGDCPA Offline


Registered: 07/28/17
Posts: 4
Loc: OR
Can anyone tell me how the water is at Trail camp? Is there plenty of water to pump?

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#54085 - 08/14/18 02:37 PM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: BGDCPA]
WanderingJim Offline


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 218
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: BGDCPA
Can anyone tell me how the water is at Trail camp? Is there plenty of water to pump?


There will always be water from the Tarn to use at Trail Camp.

Or were you talking about the spring on the switchbacks?
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#54086 - 08/14/18 04:14 PM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: WanderingJim]
BGDCPA Offline


Registered: 07/28/17
Posts: 4
Loc: OR
Yes the tarn I wasn’t sure if it ever dried up... I know this time last year it was full but that was a heavy snow season

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#54087 - 08/14/18 04:26 PM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: BGDCPA]
Wiff Offline


Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 34
Loc: LA
Don't think that water ever dries up. Three weeks ago there was plenty for you and all your elephants. Definitely filter.

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