Hats off! (JMT, Kearsarge, Cottonwood Pass, New Army Pass, Shepherds Pass, High Sierra Trail and Whitney Portal) Our entry date is July 24 and exit Whitney … The 2.9 mile one-way trail to the White Chief Bowl is a steep but scenic hike up the west side of the Mineral King Valley. Yes, Harvey, dreaming of returning. Metal sign, several cairns. Any idea why the helicopter was at the meadow? Wow, ukulele on the summit! After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Mineral King Guesthouse The Parks should be opening June 4. Steve.....thanks for the pics of both signs (Rattlesnake and Big Arroyo). Buy the Digital Version Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m… I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. Crabtree's ruined cabin, located near the meadow beyond the junction with the Eagle/Mosquito Lakes Trail, is perhaps the oldest remaining structure in the Mineral King area. NoUgly: On the summit, someone in the group that morning related that a year ago, they were in the A16 store (maybe San Diego), and saw the Mile, Mile-and-a-Half video (and I think talked with one of the participants). Golden Trout Wilderness Add to cart $ 12.95. Especially since we know it ends better. That is interesting. Atwell-Hockett Trail: Begins at Atwell Mill Campground. Thanks for sharing, Steve! Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps I saw your spot track on Sawtooth, etc. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014 I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. I now know why people opt to climb the class three route up and over Glacier Pass instead of this route. Bob, thanks! Whitney is a 10.7 mile (17.1 km) trail from Whitney Portal, 13 miles (21 km) west of the town of Lone Pine on the east side of the Sierra. This trip started in Mineral King (south part of Sequoia N.P. BTW, I was up on Sawtooth last Sunday on my way to Needham. I did not acclimatize or do practice hikes of high elevation. There is ridiculously little info on that traverse on the web. ', Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4. Book has minor shelf wear on edges and corners, light rubbing to cover. Steve this was a great, great trip. Park at the White Chief Trailhead parking area, at the end of Mineral King Road. The story continued that this person had never even heard of the JMT. Free tracking with domestic orders. Get this from a library! Only, it did take 3 1/2 hours -- I didn't hurry, since I had half a day. ..Tell you what, Harvey, YOU climb it next month and take the pictures, and I'll help with a report. I may not try it but want to see any photos if you have! Click the link above to head to the Mount Whitney Web store. Lone Pine Mount Whitney Live Webcam & Weather Report in Lone Pine, California, United States - See WorldWide Live Stream and Still Timelapse WebCams by See.Cam Since I took a High Sierra Trail shortcut (Pants Pass) and skipped the hot springs two years ago, this was a good time to cover that section. Mount Whitney (Paiute: Too-man-i-goo-yah) is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m). Ice axes and crampons are needed in spring and early summer, but technical climbing equipment is not usually necessary between mid-July and early October. ... Mt. Since I took a High Sierra Trail shortcut (Pants Pass) and skipped the hot springs two years ago, this was a good time to cover that section. Steve: My oldest just turned 5, but she'll put in a good 4-5 miles, even on tougher mountain terrain. Giant sequoia grove, meadows. Ten miles to Hockett Meadow. Nice hike! All these hikers were completing the JMT. Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps Guitar Lake to Mt. Whitney) I have hike up Whitney from about all direction except Mineral King. I saw the pics as soon as you uploaded them, but it's great to the TR with them. To hike Mount Whitney from the east side of the Sierra Nevada, visit Inyo National Forest's website or call them at (760) 873-2483. Its almost like the mile and mile & half ending!!! Book is in very good condition. ... 6/29 - JMT from Crabtree to Mt.Whitney summit: Crabtree to Guitar Lake: snow-free. The valley lies at the headwaters of the East Fork of the Kaweah River, which rises at the eastern part of the valley and flows northwest.Accessed by a long and narrow winding road, the valley is mostly popular with backpackers and hikers. The NPS staff is always smiling and willing to help. Mineral King and Kern Canyon Mineral King road is closed for the season. I returned to the Kern River from here. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Whitney has been on my bucket list for over two years. Here's the trail junction. Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps. Whitney is the highest summit in the contiguous United States. Here's where I spent the night. Mineral King will remain closed for the season and some wilderness closures will be in place. The trail starts at the portal and this is one of the most beautiful trails I have ever been to. Press enter to begin your search. The wife and I packing the other two on our back slows her down, I think! Please try again. Surely Mineral King will change in some ways, some year, no matter how the current development controversy would be resolved. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. SUBSCRIBE NOW $1 for 3 months. Chris B: Enjoy the family. Running Mt. Its Devine! It is the most frequently climbed peak in the Sierra Nevada [source: National Park Service].Ascending to the peak has been a coveted accomplishment since at least 1864, when a California Geological Survey team discovered it. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Mineral King country : Visalia to Mount Whitney. Mineral King country : Visalia to Mount Whitney. Looking forward to the Easy Walk-off report. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014 Day 1 - 2 I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. This trip started in Mineral King (south part of Sequoia N.P. claviusrobinsky has uploaded 1234 photos to Flickr. Mineral King is a subalpine glacial valley located in the southern part of Sequoia National Park, in the U.S. state of California. Reminded me of my 3 day backpacking trip last year in Mineral King area (Franklin Lakes-Sawtooth Pass Loop). He is 16, at 14 He hiked about 80 miles with me (including Half Dome and Mt. Larry and Travis drove me from Fresno to MK, and they hiked most of the way to Sawtooth pass, before returning to drive back to Fresno. What are the odds? Steve C #39183 07/29/14 06:58 PM. Very scenic all the way. Thank you for the report Steve! Unable to add item to List. Once a mountaineer has climbed so high, for the rest of his life he dreams of returning. Steve, that was a great trip, great photos, and a great TR. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Buy the Digital Version. From Guitar Lake to the Mt. Please follow the CDC recommendations to protect yourself from COVID-19. Meeting a kid on Forester, carrying a Ukulele on his hike of the JMT with father and son....and then another kid doing the same thing. on the west side), and ended at Whitney Portal on the east side. Same thing for the cross country from Crab tree lakes to trail crest! The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and is primarily used for hiking, running, and backpacking. As the highest point on the mainland United States, Mount Whitney is a popular destination for avid hikers. Whitney: Begins at Whitney Portal. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014 This trip started in Mineral King (south part of Sequoia N.P. Steve, I don't backpack often enough to justify something like your Parka Tent. Easy to moderate climb. Great TR, Steve.. Its like watching Fargo: itching for the next install. Again looking forward to those gems of x-country hikes you are still holding as "Cliff hangers"! How to Hike Mount Whitney. Buy the Digital Version of this map! Saturday September 3, 2011: Back To Mineral King. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014. Mt Whitney Zone Add to cart $ 10.95. If you are not fit, get fit. Looking forward to reading the last set. Whitney) I have hike up Whitney from about all direction except Mineral King. great TR and awesome photos - definitely "wish I was there" material. Hiked Mt Whitney as a day hike on 21 Aug 2020. easily one of the best and toughest hikes. Here is a quote for you: Yes, those were great! MD SKU-8722601 CalifMinKing. It makes me feel like such a slacker, since I rarely carry a camera or write a TR. Wilderness permits are required year-round for all overnight trips in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks' wilderness. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Congrats and great job! There are 0 customer reviews and 1 customer rating. ... Forest), obtain a permit following the steps above for the JO Pass, Belle Canyon, or Sugarloaf entry points. Great trip report, and your photos are GORGEOUS! Mineral King quantity ... Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps. How easy/ difficult it is? Mount Whitney (Paiute: Too-man-i-goo-yah) is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m). Thanks, Steve! Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014 Day 1 - 2 I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. Thanks for your post! No dustjacket. Thanks for adding that, Paul! There can be long gaps between hikes with kids and jobs, etc. Sunset beach. This is probably the reason why it was very challenging, especially the last two miles and the way down. Area, at 14 he hiked about 80 miles with me ( Half... Is ridiculously little info on that traverse on the east side why it as. And over Glacier Pass instead of this route Whitney Zone day use permit is reserved the! 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