Mount Whitney, Inyo National Forest, California

  Trip Planning
  SUMMIT INFORMATION
    Description:   Mt. Whitney can be most directly reached by 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. 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.
         
    Location:   Inyo National Forest
         
    Summit Elevation:   14,505 feet
         
    Trailhead Elevation:   8,500 feet
         
    Distance to Summit:   11.0 miles from Whitney Portal to the summit (22.0 miles round trip)
         
    Permit/Fees:   Info: http://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/whitney.htm
         
  RESOURCES    
    Helpful Website(s):   http://www.mount-whitney.com/mt_whitney_permits.php
         
    Local Contact:   Inyo National Forest, 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 200, Bishop, CA 93514, Wilderness Information Line: (760) 873-2485
         
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    Local Stuff:   You must have a burger at Whitney Portal.
         
    Community Recs:   The trick to reaching the summit is to go slow. You will feel a lot better and you will increase your chances.
         
  DIRECTIONS  
    About Google Maps for Directions:
This is a GPS location. Just enter your "From" address in Google Maps and the directions Google provides will take you to this summit trailhead.
 
  SEE THE SUMMIT    
    Google Map GPS:
This is a GPS map of the summit.
 

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