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#55940 - 08/11/19 10:25 PM 1964 Main Trail Pictures
Steve C Offline

Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7963
Loc: Fresno, CA
These pictures provided by Paul W. from a hike by his father and brother, summer 1964.

The Old Trail trail head -- at the top of the paved road loop beyond the Whitney Portal Store.

#55941 - 08/12/19 07:08 AM Re: 1964 Main Trail Pictures [Re: Steve C]
AndyC Offline

Registered: 01/22/14
Posts: 20
Loc: Tehachapi, CA
Very cool. Especially the "Register Here" sign!

Curious about the mileage for Trail Crest and Whitney Pass both listed as 8 miles. I know the old Whitney Pass was at least 3/4 mile on the other side of Discovery Pinnacle at the top of the old trail going up from Consultation lake. You can still see remnants of the trail on Google Earth.

#55968 - 08/13/19 09:52 AM Re: 1964 Main Trail Pictures [Re: Steve C]
+ @ti2d Offline

Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 838
Loc: Sheridan, OR
Look at the air quality over Owen's Valley from the summit picture!

As a matter of fact, notice the air quality in all of the photos!
Journey well...

#55971 - 08/13/19 11:35 AM Re: 1964 Main Trail Pictures [Re: + @ti2d]
Paul Offline

Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 206
Loc: Santa Clarita, CA
I know that you might not be able to see the plaque up close, but the elevation on the plaque reads, "14,496.811."


#56001 - 08/15/19 05:34 AM Re: 1964 Main Trail Pictures [Re: Paul]
Marty Offline

Registered: 01/25/10
Posts: 91
Loc: CT
Thanks for posting these...any other old photos? Would enjoy seeing them.

#56018 - 08/15/19 08:40 PM Re: 1964 Main Trail Pictures [Re: Marty]
nyker Offline

Registered: 07/26/12
Posts: 219
Loc: New York
Cool! Love vintage shots like that, thanks for posting.