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#6130 - 07/19/10 07:33 AM Whitney mileage markers
Hangin' Tough Offline


Registered: 07/14/10
Posts: 7
Loc: Lancaster, CA
So what is the latest info on the milage markers? I saw the picture of mile marker 3 from 10/06 and was wondering what the fallout was from that situation?


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#6134 - 07/19/10 09:17 AM Re: Whitney mileage markers [Re: Hangin' Tough]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7554
Loc: Fresno, CA
Not sure what "fallout" there might be. But here's a couple of links to the mileage markers threads:

  Main Trail Mile Markers

  Photos: Whitney mileage markers

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#6141 - 07/19/10 01:05 PM Re: Whitney mileage markers [Re: Steve C]
Hangin' Tough Offline


Registered: 07/14/10
Posts: 7
Loc: Lancaster, CA
Are the known milage markers still visable?

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#6142 - 07/19/10 01:07 PM Re: Whitney mileage markers [Re: Hangin' Tough]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7554
Loc: Fresno, CA
The pictures are relatively current, so yes.

But they are difficult to see if you don't know where to look. Most people walk right by them. The only one I have seen is the one at Mirror Lake, and I saw it only because I was with Bob R, and he pointed it out.

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#6143 - 07/19/10 01:08 PM Re: Whitney mileage markers [Re: Hangin' Tough]
Danielisawesome Offline


Registered: 07/16/10
Posts: 10
Loc: So-Cal, USA
While these may not all be visible, this PDF helps out on distances.

List of Reliable Water Sources

Hope this helps!

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#6155 - 07/19/10 06:52 PM Re: Whitney mileage markers [Re: Hangin' Tough]
Wayne Offline
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Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 45
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Hangin',

Some time back I compiled the GPS positions from Bob Rockwell's trail positions for each known marker as follows:

Mile TH Approx. Approx. Lat 36 deg Lon 118 deg
Marker Miles Comment El.-Feet El.-Meters Minutes Minutes
1 1.3 Marker missing--position estimated 8,825 2,690 34.890 14.942
2 2.3 Marker missing--position estimated 9,810 2,990 34.803 15.095
3 3.3 Switchbacks above Lone Pine Lake 10,235 3,120 34.400 15.177
4 4.3 Near Mirror Lake 10,700 3,260 34.195 15.749
5 5.3 First switchback after Trailside Meadow 11,415 3,480 33.992 16.105
6 6.2 Missing 12,000 3,660 33.795 16.651
7 7.1 Between switchbacks 41 and 42 12,625 3,850 33.654 17.105
8 8.1 Between switchbacks 94 and 95 13,350 4,070 33.546 17.264
9 9.3 80 ft. south of Mt. Muir's cairn-marker 13,730 4,185 33.818 17.545
10 10.6 100 yards past Whitney-Keeler notch 14,108 4,300 34.549 17.647


Please note that I list the latitudes and longitudes are in minutes, as all the latitude readings are 36 degrees north and the longitude readings are all 118 degrees west.

Have fun searching!



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