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#52310 - 10/02/17 04:19 PM Trail Report as of Oct 1
HE_i Offline


Registered: 06/30/17
Posts: 19
Loc: CA
Trail from WP Parking Lot to summit : all clear, no snow patches and low water crossing.

Water Source: a lot of water source all the way from Whitney trail to Trail Camp and no water source after that all the way to summit.

Cable: icy but on the sides, very managable with trekking pole when I was there. Use your own judgement and base on your comfort zone when planning to go up there.

Switchbacks: all I could say is, Mt. Whitney, land of switchbacks from parking lot to summit and it feels like they added more on the way down 😂

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#52312 - 10/02/17 06:25 PM Re: Trail Report as of Oct 1 [Re: HE_i]
WanderingJim Online


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 187
Loc: California
So the spring on the switchbacks has finally dried up? Or frozen over?

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#52313 - 10/02/17 06:34 PM Re: Trail Report as of Oct 1 [Re: WanderingJim]
HE_i Offline


Registered: 06/30/17
Posts: 19
Loc: CA
Originally Posted By: WanderingJim
So the spring on the switchbacks has finally dried up? Or frozen over?



It dried up

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#52314 - 10/02/17 08:27 PM Re: Trail Report as of Oct 1 [Re: HE_i]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
The water on the switchbacks is fed by meltwater from a snow field above and off the trail. It's likely that the cold is preventing any more melting.

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