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#53806 - 07/08/18 02:42 PM Advice for UBSL Camping Next Week w/ Bad Weather
Dan R Offline


Registered: 05/10/18
Posts: 4
Loc: CA
Looking like a 40% chance of rain/t-storms at elevation on Wed 7/11 when we plan on camping out at Upper Boy Scout lake before summiting early Thursday.

Any advice on best way to make it through any storms that pass through?

https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-Whitney/forecasts/4418

Using a Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL 2 Tent to hide out in. Should we try to stay close to taller rock formations? What's the usual (to the extent that anything is usual) pattern for storms near LBSL/UBSL? Does it make sense to camp at a lower altitude if it looks risky?

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#53821 - 07/09/18 12:29 PM Re: Advice for UBSL Camping Next Week w/ Bad Weather [Re: Dan R]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7587
Loc: Fresno, CA
Just set up the tent at Upper Boy Scout. If you're worried about lightning, the lake is in such a deep valley, I think the high ridges on both sides would take all of the strikes.

Be sure to carry rain gear in case you're caught out in the storms.

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