"The Gateway" Whitney Portal by goingsolo
Whitney Portal Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 56 photos
Whitney Portal is the official start of the Mount Whitney trails. The portal is located at the end of an 8 mile road at the base of the mountain and at an elevation of about 8,000 feet. It is a hub of activity, excitement and anticipation as hikers are beginning and ending their Sierra journeys at the portal.
My tips from the Mount Whitney hike are located on my Lone Pine page. Here you will find information about the portal itself.
A permit is required for hiking the Mount Whitney trail and for any hikes in the Mount Whitney Zone, which includes the... more travel advice
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