Mount Whitney, Inyo National Forest, California

  Trip Planning
    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:
    Helpful Website(s):
    Local Contact:   Inyo National Forest, 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 200, Bishop, CA 93514, Wilderness Information Line: (760) 873-2485
    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.
    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.
    Google Map GPS:
This is a GPS map of the summit.

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