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#4904 - 06/04/10 10:44 AM Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7646
Loc: Fresno, CA
This thread is designed to hold posts displaying pictures and describing the current conditions of the Main Mount Whitney Trail (MMWT).  I hope everyone will contribute.

Please feel free to post pictures of your own or from any source (please post a reference to the original location), so that everyone can come here and easily find/read/see the conditions.

Older posts will be moved as conditions change. (As a result, some posts may appear to answer comments that are no longer in the thread.)

Thanks for everyone's help. Your posting trip reports helps untold numbers of hikers following you.

Older posts moved here:   Whitney Main Trail Conditions 2018 (Old)

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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: 239
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: 7646
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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