"MT WHITNEY" Mt Whitney Tip by mtncorg
Mt Whitney, Lone Pine: 1 reviews and 4 photos
Mount Whitney is what must hikers come for. The highest point in United States outside of Alaska at 14,495 feet. To day hike from the Whitney Portal, you have to obtain a day permit (Backpackers have to obtain a back country permit) from the Lone Pine Ranger Station in Independence. Take lots of water and figure on refilling - highest available water is at Trail Camp, a long ways from the top! This is not a hard trail, but with the altitude, the elevation gain, trail condition (ice or snow), and 22 miles you need to be in shape. There are several more demanding routes on Whitney but those are off-trail and demand their own permits. Permits are the main problem in doing this hike, but the view from atop is magic with a grand payoff.
Address: Highest peak around, Lone Pine
Directions: Whitney Portal road west from Lone Pine to road end and walk.
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