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#51829 - 08/23/17 05:50 PM Mommy Daughter Hike - 2 Permits Needed for 8/27
jaxgev Offline


Registered: 06/17/14
Posts: 19
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
I'm a fairly regular Whitney climber, and my 8-yo daughter is stoked to join me for a hike up Whitney before she heads back to school next week. We had permits for early July but we gave those up because she broke her wrist and was still recovering. Now she's ready to go. We've done plenty of training hikes, she runs 6-10 miles at a time with me regularly, she does triathlons, and she has plenty of mountain experience. We have plans to walk-in for permits* but if anyone has a group going that day with space for us, we'd love to join you. Otherwise, fingers crossed that we get permits, and we'll see you on the trail!

*Yes, I check the reservation site constantly...


Edited by jaxgev (08/23/17 05:51 PM)

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#51832 - 08/23/17 08:45 PM Re: Mommy Daughter Hike - 2 Permits Needed for 8/27 [Re: jaxgev]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7194
Loc: Fresno, CA
You can probably pick up no-show walk-in permits on Saturday at 2 PM for Sunday. The unused permits page shows there are often one or two left at the end of the day.

You didn't say: Day hike or overnight? Whitney in one day would be a monumental feat for an 8 y-o!!

(I see there is one day use currently available for Saturday)

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#51837 - 08/24/17 06:06 AM Re: Mommy Daughter Hike - 2 Permits Needed for 8/27 [Re: Steve C]
jaxgev Offline


Registered: 06/17/14
Posts: 19
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
Day Hike and we just got two permits off the reservation system! The power of persistence! I think Whitney will be a challenge for her but she has a wonderful attitude (after all, she's coming because she wants to after seeing me go so often). If you see her out there, give her a hi-five!

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#52082 - 09/07/17 04:11 AM Re: Mommy Daughter Hike - 2 Permits Needed for 8/27 [Re: jaxgev]
jaxgev Offline


Registered: 06/17/14
Posts: 19
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
Quick follow up to our Mommy Daughter Hike:



Thanks to everyone along the way for their encouragement. She was an animal, and this was truly a memorable experience. We'll be back next year!


Edited by jaxgev (09/07/17 02:07 PM)

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#52086 - 09/07/17 09:10 AM Re: Mommy Daughter Hike - 2 Permits Needed for 8/27 [Re: jaxgev]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7194
Loc: Fresno, CA
jax, that picture/album link doesn't work. (Google isn't very URL-friendly). Hope you can edit the link or try again.

Is the album set as private or public?

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#52097 - 09/07/17 02:08 PM Re: Mommy Daughter Hike - 2 Permits Needed for 8/27 [Re: jaxgev]
jaxgev Offline


Registered: 06/17/14
Posts: 19
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
Just fixed it.

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#52098 - 09/07/17 04:05 PM Re: Mommy Daughter Hike - 2 Permits Needed for 8/27 [Re: jaxgev]
WanderingJim Online


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 179
Loc: California
Photobombed by a bird. smile

Congrats to you both!

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#52108 - 09/07/17 08:45 PM Re: Mommy Daughter Hike - 2 Permits Needed for 8/27 [Re: WanderingJim]
jaxgev Offline


Registered: 06/17/14
Posts: 19
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
Ha! I saw that too!

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#52112 - 09/07/17 09:49 PM Re: Mommy Daughter Hike - 2 Permits Needed for 8/27 [Re: jaxgev]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7194
Loc: Fresno, CA
Wow! Awesome kid! Proud mom!

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