The Mount Whitney Mountaineers Route is a steep, straight shot from Whitney Portal to the mountain’s summit. It was pioneered by John Muir who referred to the traditional main trail as for “soft, succulent people.” His comparison is not that far off. Continue reading
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Climbing Mount Whitney’s Mountaineers Route
Categories: Trip Report Tags: California, Climbing, Mount Whitney, Sierra Nevada 14 Comments
Horseshoe Meadows to Shepherd Pass: Circling the Western Side of Mount Whitney
Hiking on the west side of Mount Whitney gives an entirely different perspective on a popular region dominated by the lower 48’s highest mountain. Jagged 14,000 foot peaks, crystal clear lakes, sprawling alpine meadows, and beautiful mountain basins dot a vast landscape that is seldom visited by hikers outside of the narrow confines of the JMT.
Categories: Trip Report Tags: Backpacking, California, Hiking, Mount Whitney, Sequoia National Park, Sierra Nevada 24 Comments
Mount Whitney Dayhike: 10,000 calories
My brother and I dayhiked up Mount Whitney last weekend. It was our first time on the mountain and it surpassed expectations. The extreme mileage and elevation gain pays off with amazing views and a hair raising stretch of trail at 14,000 feet.
Categories: Trip Report Tags: 10000 calories, Hiking, John Muir Wilderness, Mount Whitney, Sequoia National Park, Sierra Nevada, Trail 24 Comments