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#54559 - 01/03/19 12:28 PM Older Trail Conditions - Mt Whitney Trail, 2019
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7739
Loc: Fresno, CA
        Out-of-date Mt Whitney Trail Conditions -- 2019

The posts below have been moved from the main Current Conditions thread for trail reports during 2019.
(Posts are moved periodically after they no longer represent current conditions.)

Previous years:
    Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2018
    Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2017
    Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2016
    Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2015
    Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2014
    Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2013
    Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2012
    Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2011

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#54561 - 01/07/19 11:31 AM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Solarifur Offline


Registered: 01/07/19
Posts: 1
Loc: CA
Went up to check out whitney on the 29th and 30th of december last week.
There was the usual first roadsign block that you can drive around up in plce, but the 2nd roadbock that stops any vehicles about 2 miles from the trail head wasnt there. We went up in a tesla and nearly made it to the trail head parking lot but couldnt get enough traction around the last curves. a few 4x4s made it up fine. You can get up in chains probably. Even saw a toyota corolla up there. we parked close by only about a mile from the trailhead below where the snow wasnt as deep so at least we had to do less of a walk.

Theres currently about 2 - 3 feet of snow from 2 weeks ago that is still un-consolidated. difficult to put the tent pegs in such soft snow. Too early and not enough powder in the season for any real snow travel too. Also heard that the cables on the normal route up are still buried from a passing hiker we met.

I'll be waiting for the next big dumping of snow soon.






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#54562 - 01/07/19 12:44 PM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Solarifur]
WanderingJim Offline


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 250
Loc: California
I'm sure this weeks storms have already piled a lot more new snow onto the area.
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#54687 - 02/12/19 10:34 PM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7739
Loc: Fresno, CA
Here's a picture posted on FB on Feb 9, 2019.

They snowshoed via the WP Road up to Whitney Portal.


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#54735 - 03/01/19 11:44 AM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Scott G Offline


Registered: 03/01/19
Posts: 2
Loc: Ca
Way cool! This is on my bucket list!! Awesome picture!

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#54823 - 03/17/19 09:32 PM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7739
Loc: Fresno, CA
First hike reported from the Main Trail, 2019.

March 15-17, 2019.
Reported on FB by James W.

Two on skis, two with snowshoes.

On Whitney Portal Road


Bighorn Park / Outpost Camp. They spent night 1 here.



Climbing, below Trail Camp


Night #2 at Trail Camp



Climbing toward the switchbacks and "the chute"


Looking down to Trail Camp from Trail Crest

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