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#52904 - 04/16/18 08:48 PM Nighttime route finding north fork route
Willythedog Offline


Registered: 04/16/18
Posts: 7
Loc: Bay Area, Ca
Hey all, stupid question-

Howís the route finding for the mountaineers route in the dark? More specifically the ebersbacher ledges?

Originally was just gonna do the main trail again since I got some friends interested that havenít done Whitney yet but I got a sneaky suspicion their gonna flake so Plan B is doing 1 day solo mountaineers route on July 15th.

Skill wise and day time route finding Iím confident but Iíve gotten lost once or twice at night doing some other XC stuff lol.

Iíd like to get an alpine start but i wonder if I should wait for dawn?

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#52907 - 04/16/18 10:11 PM Re: Nighttime route finding north fork route [Re: Willythedog]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7340
Loc: Fresno, CA
It would take about an hour to get to the base of the Ebersbacher Ledges, so you could start out in the dark, and get to the ledges at "civil twilight", when there's enough light to see.

If you haven't been there before, really study the route before you go. Farther up, between Lower and Upper Boy Scout, you need to know where to cross to the north side of the stream.

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#52923 - 04/18/18 02:25 PM Re: Nighttime route finding north fork route [Re: Steve C]
Willythedog Offline


Registered: 04/16/18
Posts: 7
Loc: Bay Area, Ca
I think Iíll get up there a day earlier and scope it out

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#52925 - 04/18/18 05:29 PM Re: Nighttime route finding north fork route [Re: Willythedog]
RenoFrank Offline


Registered: 08/06/11
Posts: 419
Loc: Reno, NV
Check out my videos to find your way

https://vimeo.com/167990580

https://vimeo.com/183027955

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#52933 - 04/19/18 06:18 PM Re: Nighttime route finding north fork route [Re: RenoFrank]
Willythedog Offline


Registered: 04/16/18
Posts: 7
Loc: Bay Area, Ca
Much appreciated

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