Album: Whitney Portal & North Fork Lone Pine Creek


Category
Outdoor Adventures
Description
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. 
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Thor Peak 
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Thor Peak. 
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Thor Peak 
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The Mount Whitney trailhead at the Whitney Portal. 
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Waterfall above Whitney Portal. 
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Start of the North Fork trail as well as the Mountaineer's Route. The trail begins to the right (North) of the sign. 
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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. 
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Start of the lower ledges (optional). 
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One of the lower ledges. 
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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 
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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. 
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The path is a bit overgrown on this side. 
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Here's the start to the Ebersbacher ledges. 
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The North Fork trail can be seen toward the opposite side of the valley in this photo. 
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The pine tree at the start of the Ebersbacher Ledges. 
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The start of the Ebersbacher ledges (under the shadow of the often referred to pine tree). 
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Ebersbacher ledges. Looks worse than it is. A hiker is visible in the upper left of the photo. 
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Hikers descending the Ebersbacher ledges. 
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Upper portion of the ledges. 
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Stay away from this spot! Notice the gravel? Bypass it higher up on the right. 
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Now above the Ebersbacher ledges. On the other side of this notch is Lower Boy Scout Lake (LBSL).  
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Looking back down toward the Portal. 
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Just a little farther to Lower Boy Scout Lake. 
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Small waterfall coming down from the North. 
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Lower Boy Scout Lake 
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Looking down at Lower Boy Scout Lake 
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Upper Boy Scout Lake 
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Upper Boy Scout Lake 
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Mount Whitney's East Face. 
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Lake 11600 below Thor Peak. 
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Lake 11600 above Clyde Meadow and below Thor Peak. 
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Looking down at Lower Boy Scout Lake. 
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Glad that's not my vehicle. Notice the missing rear window. 
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Sunset back at the Best Western. 
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