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Mt. Whitney Main Trail & MR Photos: 04/27/13
#31205 05/03/13 08:44 AM
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Patrick (Lilbitmo) and I dayhiked Mt. Whitney and several needles & pinnacles last Friday (April 27th). We went up the Main Trail and down the Mountaineers Route. Here are some photos....they are all here:
  Mt Whitney, Mt. Muir, Keeler Needle, Crooks Peak, Discovery Pinnacle: April 2013

First Light On A Couple Needles We Are After


The Slope & Cable Route (Both Were Being Used Succefully)


Trail Crest Slope


Trail Crest Slope


One Of The Best Views In All The Sierra Nevada


Whitney Pass, Mt. Langley, Le Conte, Crabtree Pass From Discovery Pinnacle


Lakes Are Thawing


The Switchbacks & Trail Crest Slope From Mt. Muir


Downclimbing Mt. Muir


Make Your Knees Weak Exposure From Summit Of Keeler Needle


Coming Down Off Keeler Needle


My 21st Time On The Summit Of Mt. Whitney smile


Starting Down The "Final 400"


"Final 400"


Dry Conditions In "Final 400"


Heading Over To The Main MR Chute


Top Of The Chute Is Dry


Bottom Was A Mess, Icy In The Middle, Posthole Nightmare Closer To Iceberg Lake




Last Rays Of Sunshine On Thor Peak


Ice Fall Melting Fast


Our Route For The Day: 15.0 Miles, +7,600'

Re: Mt. Whitney Main Trail & MR Photos: 04/27/13
calicokat #31206 05/03/13 09:11 AM
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Wow, you guys really moved! Thanks for the report and the pictures.

Is that a gps glitch on your route, or did you really run over to the base of Mt. Muir and back from the middle of the slope west of the switchbacks?

What time did you start, and get back?

Looking at your pics, saw this one at Trail Crest. Sheesh! How many people were up there?

Re: Mt. Whitney Main Trail & MR Photos: 04/27/13
Steve C #31208 05/03/13 09:26 AM
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That is a GPS WTF moment, it happens every so often. We started at 0400 and finished just before 9:00 pm. It was slow going down the MR. Conditions were terrible. Icy Snow in the middle part of the chute then landmine postholing the rest of the way, no fun going down...

Re: Mt. Whitney Main Trail & MR Photos: 04/27/13
calicokat #31277 05/07/13 05:04 PM
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Thanks for the pictures Jim, you guys were moving!!

Congrats to you and Patrick

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