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Hiked Mt Whitney July 9-10, 2010 14,497 ft PICS!!!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by nelson18matt, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Jul 13, 2010 at 7:35 AM
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    nelson18matt

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    mt whitney is the tallest peak in the cont US.

    I went w/ my wife and 4 of our friends.

    awesome trip. did the 22 mile hike over 2 days. camped at Trail Camp the first day at 12,000 feet and summited the top on the second. weather was crazy w/ rain and hail, very strong winds and cold temps.

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    at the top... finally

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    and back at the bottom

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    victory beers

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  2. Jul 13, 2010 at 7:41 AM
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    wow, that looks awesome. Too bad you didn't have a tw sticker to post up, that would have been cool to leave behind. Nice pics, btw:)
     
  3. Jul 13, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    ^lol.

    Nice pictures. I've never really been hiking and looking to start.
     
  4. Jul 13, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    Excellent! Great pictures. Thanks for sharing. I love to hike and backpack. :)

    Here is a really good web for hiking and climbing for those who may be interested. www.summitpost.org
     
  5. Jul 13, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    man that looks like a sweet hike!
     
  6. Jul 13, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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    Awesome photo's.......
     
  7. Jul 13, 2010 at 7:48 AM
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    nice pics
     
  9. Jul 13, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    That looks awesome! I wish I had hiked it when I lived in CA, oh well, the Smokies will have to do :)
     
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    Awesome pictures! Looks like a good time!
     
  11. Jul 13, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    Great post!! I've climbed Mt. Rainier a few times (elevation 14,410) and can relate to what you went through. We started for the summit at 1am from the 10,000 ft level on rope teams with crampons & ice axe wearing headlamps and reach the top around 7am, then back down to the Paradise parking lot (around 6,000 ft) at 4 in the afternoon.
    Thanks for sharing your pictures...brought back some great memories!!:)
     
  12. Jul 13, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    Nice pics.

    I'll be climbing the East Buttress on Whitney in September. Should be fun.

    Off to Wyoming next week though to bag some peaks in the Wind River range.
     
  13. Jul 13, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    What an adventure & awesome pics. Thanks for sharing & its great to see your wife and friends into hiking too. I cannot wait to get back on the trails.
     
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    Seriously cool pics. I've driven by Mt. Whitney a few times and admired it from afar, but I've never even considered hiking it. Very impressive.:proposetoast:
     
  15. Jul 13, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    thanks for all the comments everybody. glad you like the pics
     
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    Yeah, it's an awesome trip.

    How did you like crapping in a bag and hauling it out?

    Last year, my girlfriend and I did an 8-day trip starting at Onion Valley / Kearsarge Pass in the north, came down the JMT, and went up Whitney from the back side. It was epic.

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    Here is my after-Whitney cheesebuger and beer pic:

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  17. Jul 13, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    More pics...

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    this was a snow and ice bridge, there was nothing under it for prob 40-50 feet. there were holes in the snow you could look through... sketchy

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    after a full night of rain and hail

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    coming down from the summit, dead tired going up an up hill part around 14,000 feet

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  18. Jul 13, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    taking a dump in the bag didn't bother me too much... the girls on the other hand...haha

    i actually used my wag bag on the switch backs, it all of a sudden hit me and i had to go. there were people going down and up and i managed to do the deed in like a minute. i dont think anybody saw, it was pretty ninja. haha

    that 8 day trip sounds rad, i really want to do the john muir trail, but it's hard to find the time to set aside 15-17 days of backpacking

    that burger and beer at the portal store was delicious, huh? :D
     
  19. Jul 13, 2010 at 10:06 AM
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    Cool pics!
     
  20. Jul 13, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    awesome pics man! I have been trying to get some people together to do that climb.

    John muir is an awesome trail. I almost have it all done. little bit at a time since I dont have that much time (or money for all the food needed and supplies)
     
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