Hello, this will be a quick post
This was my second time doing a Mt. Whitney day-hike. Last time I did it in late July, but I was worried that in late June there might still be snow.
There was exactly 0 snow on the ENTIRE trail. I did not put my foot in snow once on my ascent. There were a couple of stream crossings, and for now you can cross all of them without getting wet.
I carried no specialty hiking gear: No trekking poles (although these could be useful if you have bad knees), No ice axes, No crampons, No microspikes, No carabiners
Took me around 7.5 hours to get to the peak, and a 13.5hr round trip. Here is a timetable if you're interested:
4:35am Start (Whitney Portal)
5:37 Lone Pine Lake
6:05 Outpost Camp
6:29 Mirror Lake
7:46 Trail Camp
9:56 Trail Crest
6:00pm End (Whitney Portal)