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#54550 - 12/19/18 03:33 PM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Kevin Lost Tent]
Steve C Offline

Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7874
Loc: Fresno, CA
There isn't much info out there. From what I can find on remote snow depth sensors appears to be only a few inches of snow, so I doubt snow shoes would be of much use. Of course, what you may find could be different.

The road certainly has a road closed sign. In the past if that is all there is, people can drive past it, but at their own risk, of course. Not sure if there is a hard-closed gate on the road. It would be great if you could post what you find, both with the gate and the trail conditions.

Be careful, good luck, and have fun!
...and pictures are worth thousands of words. wink

#54552 - 12/20/18 11:07 PM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Kevin Lost Tent]
ronan Offline

Registered: 12/20/18
Posts: 1
Loc: CA
Was going to take a stab at mountaineers route sometime after xmas before new year if the weather is nice. Let us know how it looks up there after your attempt, mainly on north fork of lone pine trail/mountaineer route if you observe it smile

Safe travels!

#54553 - 12/22/18 09:36 AM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
jevdet Offline

Registered: 11/02/15
Posts: 2
Loc: Saudi Arabia
Thanks, Steve.
Dr. Jevdet Rexhepi
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Humanities & Social Sciences
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

#54556 - 01/02/19 05:32 PM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Saurabh Offline

Registered: 01/02/19
Posts: 1
Loc: San Jose , CA
I attempted Whitney using mountaineering route on dec 21st .. we took permit from rangers office (yes its open and they issue permits even there is no quota limit in winter) and started to whitney portal road around 10:30 am. road closed sign was there for 4 miles before the trail head and if you decide to pass through that then u will find road closed about a mile after. we parked our car near the sign and hiked 4 mile to trail head. it took additional hour and half .. trail condition was good for about 0.5 mile we started MR. After that trail can only be find through foot step from the people who passed earlier. it was good amount of snow and many times we were under snow till knee and find riskier .. E ledge had some ice and snow on top of it which we crossed carefully using crampons. most of the time we hiked without crampons .. but for certain area we had to use crampons as it was climb and no trail .. we took 5-6 hrs to reach lower boy scout lake and camped was certain if we need to go to summit than we will need to stay another night .. we decided to retreat and came back next day .. mistakes i did was i forgot my gators ..even i wore ski pant snow was inside my boots and made my boots wet. that time we were the only party ..

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