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.
Posts Tagged With: Sequoia National Park
Horseshoe Meadows to Shepherd Pass: Circling the Western Side of Mount Whitney
Categories: Trip Report Tags: Backpacking, California, Hiking, Mount Whitney, Sequoia National Park, Sierra Nevada 24 Comments
Circle of Solitude: 8 days solo in Sequoia-Kings Canyon NP.
This 88 mile loop out of Kearsarge Pass features enough jaw dropping scenery to fill a book, or in this case, a giant trip report.
Categories: Trip Report Tags: Backpacking, Hiking, Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia National Park, Sierra Nevada 47 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