Album: Whitney Portal & North Fork Lone Pine Creek
- Outdoor Adventures
- A scouting hike up the North Fork Lone Pine Creek trail.
- Album Date
- 8/15/2003 12:00:00 AM
- Date Added
- 1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
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Thor Peak on the left and Mount Whitney in the right rear.
The Mount Whitney trailhead at the Whitney Portal.
Start of the North Fork trail as well as the Mountaineer's Route. The trail begins to the right (North) of the sign.
If you want you can go up a few lower ledges starting at the pine tree in the center of the photo, or you can stay on the trail until you reach the Ebersbacher (sp?) ledges.
These AREN'T the Ebersbacher Ledges. The Ebersbacher Ledges are farther up the valley. These ledges are for those who like a little extra excitement. For everyone else, there's a trail that goes up on the left side of the valley. The lower "crack" her
The only somewhat sketchy part of the lower ledges (optional). The height is about 30 or 40 feet if you slip. The path is about a foot wide and as long as there is no gravel and it's not wet it's really no problem, though I wouldn't take children there.
The North Fork trail can be seen toward the opposite side of the valley in this photo.
The pine tree at the start of the Ebersbacher Ledges.
The start of the Ebersbacher ledges (under the shadow of the often referred to pine tree).
Ebersbacher ledges. Looks worse than it is. A hiker is visible in the upper left of the photo.
Stay away from this spot! Notice the gravel? Bypass it higher up on the right.
Now above the Ebersbacher ledges. On the other side of this notch is Lower Boy Scout Lake (LBSL).
Lake 11600 above Clyde Meadow and below Thor Peak.
Glad that's not my vehicle. Notice the missing rear window.