Great trip report, and your photos are GORGEOUS! Author’s Note: In the late 1960s, I was attempting to fashion a made-up general studies degree in natural history and conservation at the University of Washington. Whitney switchbacks to one-mile from Whitney summit: a few small snow patches. Great TR, Steve.. Its like watching Fargo: itching for the next install. Mineral King Country Visalia to Mount Whitney Hardcover – January 1, 1988 by Henry McLauren Brown (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. The NPS staff is always smiling and willing to help. 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. 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! [Henry McLauren Brown] Whitney to a 57-56 victory over Redwood before an approximate crowd of 6,000 at Mineral King Bowl. But it inspired them so much that here a year later, they were completing the JMT. Towering at 14,508 ft (4,420 meters), Mt. Krishna, the Whitney Creek shortcut was not that difficult. Free tracking with domestic orders. On the steepest granite, I hung the hiking pole straps on my forearms and used hands to help climbing, but. He is 16, at 14 He hiked about 80 miles with me (including Half Dome and Mt. Nice hike! 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. How to Hike Mount 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. Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps The pictures are in the trip album, starting with. Mineral King Country Visalia to Mount Whitney, Pioneer Publishing Company; 1st.. edition (January 1, 1988). This trip started in Mineral King (south part of Sequoia N.P. So you just clambered up along the Whitney creek from Kern river canyon to all the way up to PCT and CT meadow! Always. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Again looking forward to those gems of x-country hikes you are still holding as "Cliff hangers"! Thanks for your post! https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mineral-king-to-little-five-lakes-trail Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014 I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. The shortest and most popular route to climb Mt. This is probably the reason why it was very challenging, especially the last two miles and the way down. Mineral King Country Visalia to Mount Whitney Please try again. Whitney Loop is a 87.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hume, California that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The weather forecast and the amount of space in my pack will probably make the decision for me. 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. The 2.9 mile one-way trail to the White Chief Bowl is a steep but scenic hike up the west side of the … Wow, sounds like an impressive musician. Explore claviusrobinsky's photos on Flickr. Thank you for the report Steve! Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014. There's a problem loading this menu right now. 2010-11 Students follow the Pioneer Band to the Homecoming football game 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. How easy/ difficult it is? (JMT, Kearsarge, Cottonwood Pass, New Army Pass, Shepherds Pass, High Sierra Trail and Whitney Portal) Our entry date is July 24 and exit Whitney … After the fun at the summit, they "retired to the hut" to warm up. A two-point play, with 2 seconds left propelled Mt. 80 ft contours. From Guitar Lake to the Mt. ... Forest), obtain a permit following the steps above for the JO Pass, Belle Canyon, or Sugarloaf entry points. Mt Whitney Zone Day Use permit is reserved by the Mt Whitney Lottery. Steve.....thanks for the pics of both signs (Rattlesnake and Big Arroyo). Especially since we know it ends better. No dustjacket. Surely Mineral King will change in some ways, some year, no matter how the current development controversy would be resolved. Get this from a library! Once a mountaineer has climbed so high, for the rest of his life he dreams of returning. Unable to add item to List. Buy the Digital Version Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps. Re: Mineral King to Whitney Portal. Whitney and Redwood is Friday, Nov. 1, at Giant Chevrolet-Cadillac Mineral King Bowl. Hiked Mt Whitney as a day hike on 21 Aug 2020. easily one of the best and toughest hikes. Come September, I'll head up that hump trail with confidence. The 65th annual Cowhide high school football game between Mt. The Junction is where the trail from Guitar Lake meets up with the Portal Route. I met a bear in the canyon, near the end. Chris B: Enjoy the family. In stock. What are the odds? Joined: Aug 2011 Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m… 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. Metal sign, several cairns. 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). M. Smith. I also wanted to see Kern Hot Springs for the first time, and ending at Mt Whitney is always fun. I now know why people opt to climb the class three route up and over Glacier Pass instead of this route. It makes me feel like such a slacker, since I rarely carry a camera or write a TR. Please try again. Steve, that was a great trip, great photos, and a great TR. Mineral King Valley. Steve this was a great, great trip. Why is an Accordion better than a Ukelele? Click the link above to head to the Mount Whitney Web store. Guitar Lake to Mt. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014 Day 1 - 2 I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. I almost never brushed through bushes, as there was nearly always a way to find a clear path. 1988 - Oversized Hardback. Its almost like the mile and mile & half ending!!! Mineral King country : Visalia to Mount Whitney. If you are not fit, get fit. Any idea why the helicopter was at the meadow? Did you go solo because no one else was willing to put up with the schedule? Same thing for the cross country from Crab tree lakes to trail crest! 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 Wilderness permits are required year-round for all overnight trips in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks' wilderness. This must be on your bucket list. 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. Mt. When set on fire, it will keep you warm a lot longer. The White Chief mine, claimed by James Crabtree in 1873, made Mineral King a household name among miners of that time. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Reminded me of my 3 day backpacking trip last year in Mineral King area (Franklin Lakes-Sawtooth Pass Loop). 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. I may not try it but want to see any photos if you have! I … Buy the Digital Version of this map! ... 6/29 - JMT from Crabtree to Mt.Whitney summit: Crabtree to Guitar Lake: snow-free. Here's where I spent the night. The wife and I packing the other two on our back slows her down, I think! 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. Atwell-Hockett Trail: Begins at Atwell Mill Campground. I climbed up and over Black Rock Pass, then down the incredibly steep western side of the pass and down down down to the Timber Gap trail junction. Wow, ukulele on the summit! Beautiful pictures. This trip started in Mineral King (south part of Sequoia N.P. on the west side), and ended at Whitney Portal on the east side. Congrats and great job! Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. on the west side), and ended at Whitney Portal on the east side. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Once early in the morning near south Kaibab trail head, while waiting for sunrise, we heard some one playing saxophone with the notes reverberating across the canyons! Giant sequoia grove, meadows. King's Canyon to Mt Whitney is a 80.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hume, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. 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. Mt Whitney Zone Add to cart $ 10.95. Saturday September 3, 2011: Back To Mineral King. Only, it did take 3 1/2 hours -- I didn't hurry, since I had half a day. High Sierra Trail or a trip like this is probably much more attainable to me then my dream of the JMT anytime soon. From Mineral King you can hike a few days out to Mt Whitney, you can connect a few day hike up into Kings Canyon and into Cresent meadow in Sequoia national Park. I returned to the Kern River from here. 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. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 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). The weather was pleasant at the summit, so I set up my bed on a slab. The trail starts at the portal and this is one of the most beautiful trails I have ever been to. Mineral King quantity ... Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps. Thanks for the comments. Book has minor shelf wear on edges and corners, light rubbing to cover. Ten miles to Hockett Meadow. There is ridiculously little info on that traverse on the web. Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps. I crossed the creek but it looked quite formidable going up the canyon wall! Buy the Digital Version. I have to choose between a 20+ year old bivy and the freestanding one-person tent that I used in the snow at Iceberg Lake in April 2009. SUBSCRIBE NOW $1 for 3 months. Wilderness permits for the following trails are only issued from the Mineral King Ranger Station. Whitney) I have hike up Whitney from about all direction except Mineral King. About 1.9 miles from the summit, with about 1,000 feet to go, you reach the Junction. (JMT, Kearsarge, Cottonwood Pass, New Army Pass, Shepherds Pass, High Sierra Trail and Whitney Portal) Our entry date is July 24 and exit Whitney … Looking forward to the Easy Walk-off report. There can be long gaps between hikes with kids and jobs, etc. I'm in the planning stages of my next backpack: Starting at Mineral King on Sunday, July 13, exiting at Whitney Portal on Saturday, July 19.I have friends who will drive me to Mineral King on Saturday evening, where we will spend the night, and then they will climb Sawtooth Peak with me. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and is primarily used for hiking, running, and backpacking. Whitney summit is a little over 4.5 miles with about 3,000 feet of elevation gain. At 14,505 feet, it’s the highest point in the lower 48 and is one of those rare high peaks that you can hike to without any mountaineering skills. All these hikers were completing the JMT. Mineral King Country Visalia to Mount Whitney Hardcover – January 1, 1988 by Henry McLauren Brown (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Found it easier than we expected, which only goes to show the value of an oft quoted piece of mountaineering advice by Dr. Longstaff, that 'you must go and rub your nose in a place before being certain that it wont 'go. Mineral King Country Visalia to Mount Whitney [Henry McLauren Brown] on Amazon.com. Angora Mountain’s isolated location provides it with swell views north to peaks in the Mineral King area, northeast to Mount Whitney, and south to many of the lower peaks of the Southern Sierra. I also wanted to see Kern Hot Springs for the first time, and ending at Mt Whitney is always fun. I did not acclimatize or do practice hikes of high elevation. The story continued that this person had never even heard of the JMT. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The Mt Whitney hike is on every hiker’s bucket list. yesterday. [Henry McLauren Brown] Whitney: Begins at Whitney Portal. Yes, Harvey, dreaming of returning. Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps That was really an aggressive backpack, Steve. claviusrobinsky has uploaded 1234 photos to Flickr. Inscribed and Signed by Author. They even carried part of my load, making my first day easier. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014 This trip started in Mineral King (south part of Sequoia N.P. There is some prep work you need to do, like getting your Mt Whitney permit and dealing with the altitude. Hats off! There are 0 customer reviews and 1 customer rating. 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. This trip started in Mineral King (south part of Sequoia N.P. 2016, scale 1:63,360. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Steve, I don't backpack often enough to justify something like your Parka Tent. Whitney has been on my bucket list for over two years. Any idea why the helicopter was at the meadow? It was as surprised as I and took off like he'd seen the devil! Looking forward to reading the last set. He is 16, at 14 He hiked about 80 miles with me (including Half Dome and Mt. Running Mt. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Krishna, no I haven't posted that report/description yet. Its Devine! The trail is primarily used for hiking, fishing, horses, and backpacking and is best used from July … I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. Sunset beach. Press enter to begin your search. Whitney) I have hike up Whitney from about all direction except Mineral King. Here's the trail junction. 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. I can't tell for sure, but his father looks a lot like the guy in the red jacket. Golden Trout Wilderness Add to cart $ 12.95. Mineral King is a subalpine glacial valley located in the southern part of Sequoia National Park, in the U.S. state of California. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014 Day 1 - 2 I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. Whitney is the highest summit in the contiguous United States. They're even more important than the mountains. Mineral King will remain closed for the season and some wilderness closures will be in place. great TR and awesome photos - definitely "wish I was there" material. Steve C #39183 07/29/14 06:58 PM. Bob, thanks! Mineral King Guesthouse The Parks should be opening June 4. Mineral King and Kern Canyon Mineral King road is closed for the season. Today was the long hike back to Mineral King. Thanks for the inspiration. on the west side), and ended at Whitney Portal on the east side. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Steve: My oldest just turned 5, but she'll put in a good 4-5 miles, even on tougher mountain terrain. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. on the west side), and ended at Whitney Portal on the east side. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014Day 1 - 2I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. MD SKU-8722601 CalifMinKing. Here is a quote for you: Yes, those were great! As the highest point on the mainland United States, Mount Whitney is a popular destination for avid hikers. I also wanted to see Kern Hot Springs for the first time, and ending at Mt Whitney is always fun. ..Tell you what, Harvey, YOU climb it next month and take the pictures, and I'll help with a report. I call this living the life! Easy to moderate climb. Wow! I saw the pics as soon as you uploaded them, but it's great to the TR with them. ... Mt. Wilderness Trails. I saw your spot track on Sawtooth, etc. Park at the White Chief Trailhead parking area, at the end of Mineral King Road. Inviting quiet cabin on the way to the Mineral King section of Sequoia National Park, and 4 miles from the main entrance to Sequoia National Park. 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. Very scenic all the way. Mineral King $ 10.95. pub. Outside the quota season (September 20, 2020 – May 28, 2021), Wilderness permits are free, self-issued, and are not limited to daily entry quotas.Self-issue wilderness permits are available at the nearest permit-issuing station.There is no fee for self-issue permits. Press enter to begin your search. Thanks for adding that, Paul! Thanks for sharing, Steve! ', Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4. As the highest summit in the contiguous United States, Mount Whitney is a tantalizing tourist attraction for avid hikers. Thanks for sharing! Get this from a library! Book is in very good condition. Please follow the CDC recommendations to protect yourself from COVID-19. 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