Album: Lone Pine Peak (1x)
- Outdoor Adventures
- 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
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- Date Added
- 1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
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Lone Pine Peak (as seen from the Whitney Portal Road)
The Meysan Lakes trail works it's way up the right side of this valley.
This trail leads up from the campground below. It's on the opposite side of the Whitney Portal road.
Quite a few cabins near the campground/trailhead
Lone Pine Peak (as seen from the Meysan Lakes trail)
A short distance up the Meysan Lakes trail looking back toward the Whitney Portal Road
The saddle between Mount Le Conte and Mount Mallory
This photo shows the route up to the chute which leads up to the saddle SW of Lone Pine Peak.
Mount Irvine (as seen from the Meysan Lakes area)
These large rocks absorb and then radiate energy from the sun which melts the surrounding snow.
This photo shows the path up the chute (from the Meysan Lakes area) to the saddle
The two paths in the snow present in this photo were from rocks that had rolled down the chute.
Here's a rock that had previously rolled down the chute
Slope of the chute - It gets a little steeper than this but not by much
Mount Irvine (center) and Mount Mallory (rear left)
Interesting blocks of rock on the left hand side of the chute
Getting closer to the top of the chute -- and running out of snow
The chute is a bit steep with lots of loose rock and sand. I stayed on the snow (with crampons) as long as possible.
Mount Russell and Mount Carrillon. The Russell-Carillon saddle is in the center of the photo.
Looking toward the summit of Lone Pine Peak from the large saddle to the SW
This saddle is so big you could land an airplane up here
Mount Langley (rear) as seen from Lone Pine Peak's SW saddle
Looking over to the Mallory/LeConte plateau. Mount LeConte is just off photo to the left and Mount Mallory is to the right.
Just a little further to Lone Pine Peak's summit
Mount LeConte (right) and Mount Corcoran (just right of center)
This photo shows the plateau between Mount Le Conte (left) and Mount Mallory (right)
Looking down into the valley where the Meysan Lakes trail lies
Mount Mallory (left of center) and Mount Irvine (center). Mount Muir and the Whitney Crest is visible in the right rear.
Mount Mallory (left of center) and Mount Irvine (center)
Got back to the trailhead just after dark (around 8:00pm)