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


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7996
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 2020 (Old)

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#56670 - 02/12/20 08:55 AM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7996
Loc: Fresno, CA
Vitaly C climbed the the North Fork route (not the Main Trail), and then climbed the East Face, Hairline route.
Here are several pictures from his blog.

Their camp just south of Upper Boy Scout Lk.


They spent the night on a ledge half way up. Here's dawn:


Descending the Final 400 back to the notch.



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#56703 - 02/20/20 08:55 AM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7996
Loc: Fresno, CA
Picture from Connie K on FB:
Looking up the route toward the Mountaineers Route from Lower Boyscout Lake. (This is not part of the summer Main Trail route.)


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#56718 - 02/27/20 09:43 PM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7996
Loc: Fresno, CA
After a little fresh snow two days ago, pictures from Ayelet B on Facebook, of their climb of Thor Peak.


Top of the chute just below Lower Boy Scout Lake, Thor Peak.



Upper Boy Scout Lake in the lower right. Mt Whitney and Mt Russell


Looking at Consultation Lake and the Main Trail approach to Trail Camp, from the top of Thor.

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#56727 - 03/01/20 01:27 PM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7996
Loc: Fresno, CA
Graham A and his wife climbed the Main Trail to Trail Crest and a little more before turning around due to dangerous steep snow conditions.

His report is here: Mount Whitney Trail, 2/25/2020, up to 13.6K

Here's his picture looking down from Trail Crest toward Trail Camp:

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#56758 - 03/21/20 11:44 AM Re: Current Conditions: Mt Whitney Trail [Re: Steve C]
TiogaPassMan Offline


Registered: 07/22/16
Posts: 1
Loc: Ephrata, PA USA
Magnificent photography!! You are a very fortunate person to be able to visit places like that and take such brilliant pictures.

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