Album: Lone Pine Peak (1x)


Category
Outdoor Adventures
Description
A dayhike up to Lone Pine Peak via the Meysan Lakes trail. The trail was clear below 9000 feet, patchy snow between 9000 and 10000 feet, and was near total coverage above 10000 feet. The chute up to Lone Pine Peak was mostly covered by fairly decent snow
Album Date
4/24/2004 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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Lone Pine Peak 
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Lone Pine Peak 
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Lone Pine Peak (as seen from the Whitney Portal Road) 
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The Meysan Lakes trail works it's way up the right side of this valley. 
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Thor Peak 
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This trail leads up from the campground below. It's on the opposite side of the Whitney Portal road. 
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The Meysan Lakes trailhead 
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Quite a few cabins near the campground/trailhead 
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The start of the Meysan Lakes trail 
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Lone Pine Peak (as seen from the Meysan Lakes trail) 
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A short distance up the Meysan Lakes trail looking back toward the Whitney Portal Road 
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Two very interesting twisted trees 
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Lone Pine Peak's North Ridge 
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A natural ice sculpture. 
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The saddle between Mount Le Conte and Mount Mallory 
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One of the middle Meysan Lakes 
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This photo shows the route up to the chute which leads up to the saddle SW of Lone Pine Peak. 
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Mount Irvine 
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Mount Irvine (as seen from the Meysan Lakes area) 
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These large rocks absorb and then radiate energy from the sun which melts the surrounding snow. 
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This photo shows the path up the chute (from the Meysan Lakes area) to the saddle 
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Mount Irvine 
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The two paths in the snow present in this photo were from rocks that had rolled down the chute. 
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Here's a rock that had previously rolled down the chute 
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Slope of the chute - It gets a little steeper than this but not by much 
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Mount Irvine (center) and Mount Mallory (rear left) 
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Mount Irvine 
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Interesting blocks of rock on the left hand side of the chute 
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Looking down from where I came up 
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Mount Irvine 
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Getting closer to the top of the chute -- and running out of snow 
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Looking down the chute 
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Mount Whitney (center rear) 
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The chute is a bit steep with lots of loose rock and sand. I stayed on the snow (with crampons) as long as possible. 
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Looking down in the chute (halfway up) 
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Almost to the top of the chute 
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Looking down from near the top of the chute 
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Tops of Le Conte and Corcoran coming into view 
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Mount Whitney comes into view (center rear) 
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Mount Whitney (rear) 
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Mount Russell and Mount Carrillon. The Russell-Carillon saddle is in the center of the photo. 
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Looking toward the summit of Lone Pine Peak from the large saddle to the SW 
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This saddle is so big you could land an airplane up here 
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Mount Langley (rear) as seen from Lone Pine Peak's SW saddle 
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Le Conte, Corcoran, etc. 
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Looking over to the Mallory/LeConte plateau. Mount LeConte is just off photo to the left and Mount Mallory is to the right. 
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Mount Mallory (left) and Mount Irvine (right) 
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False summit 
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Just a little further to Lone Pine Peak's summit 
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Lone Pine Peak's summit 
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Mount Langley (rear) 
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Mount LeConte (right) and Mount Corcoran (just right of center) 
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This photo shows the plateau between Mount Le Conte (left) and Mount Mallory (right) 
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Mount Irvine 
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Mount Whitney and the Sierra Crest 
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Looking down at Thor Peak (center) 
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Mount Williamson (as seen from Lone Pine Peak) 
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Looking North from Lone Pine Peak 
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Looking down into the valley where the Meysan Lakes trail lies 
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Mount Mallory (left of center) and Mount Irvine (center). Mount Muir and the Whitney Crest is visible in the right rear. 
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Mount Mallory (left of center) and Mount Irvine (center) 
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Mount Whitney (as seen from Lone Pine Peak) 
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Le Conte, Corcoran, etc. 
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Lone Pine Peak's North Ridge 
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Looking down at the Whitney Portal road 
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Mount Langley (rear) 
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Mount Langley (rear) 
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Mount Langley (rear) 
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Getting ready to descend back down the chute 
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Lots of loose stuff 
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My glissade path out of the chute 
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Got back to the trailhead just after dark (around 8:00pm)