Album: Mount Whitney (7x) - Main Trail


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Outdoor Adventures
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Album Date
11/19/2005 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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11/19/2005 5:54:33 AM
Mount Whitney Trailhead. 5:54am. 
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11/19/2005 6:09:51 AM
Reached John Muir Wilderness sign in 15 minutes (used old trail). 
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11/19/2005 6:14:44 AM
 
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11/19/2005 6:25:39 AM
 
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11/19/2005 6:37:04 AM
 
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11/19/2005 6:37:26 AM
 
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11/19/2005 6:42:48 AM
 
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11/19/2005 6:42:57 AM
 
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11/19/2005 6:48:06 AM
 
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11/19/2005 6:48:20 AM
 
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11/19/2005 6:54:07 AM
Frozen water next to the log crossing 
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11/19/2005 6:56:05 AM
 
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11/19/2005 6:58:14 AM
 
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11/19/2005 7:00:11 AM
 
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11/19/2005 7:05:47 AM
 
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11/19/2005 7:07:39 AM
Bighorn Park 
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11/19/2005 7:10:00 AM
 
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11/19/2005 7:10:19 AM
 
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11/19/2005 7:10:39 AM
 
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11/19/2005 7:10:55 AM
Thor Peak 
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11/19/2005 7:11:05 AM
 
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11/19/2005 7:11:13 AM
Moon and Thor Peak 
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11/19/2005 7:12:02 AM
Reflection on water in Bighorn Park 
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11/19/2005 7:15:52 AM
 
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11/19/2005 7:16:30 AM
Outpost Camp 
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11/19/2005 7:20:54 AM
 
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11/19/2005 7:24:06 AM
 
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11/19/2005 7:27:57 AM
 
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11/19/2005 7:28:27 AM
Mirror Lake 
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11/19/2005 7:28:57 AM
Mirror Lake (frozen) 
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11/19/2005 7:37:04 AM
Mirror Lake 
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11/19/2005 7:41:48 AM
 
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11/19/2005 7:42:03 AM
 
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11/19/2005 7:48:43 AM
 
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11/19/2005 7:48:50 AM
Mirror Lake 
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11/19/2005 7:49:08 AM
 
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11/19/2005 7:51:30 AM
 
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11/19/2005 8:01:23 AM
 
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11/19/2005 8:04:02 AM
 
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11/19/2005 8:15:33 AM
Watch out for clear ice on the trail -- very slippery 
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11/19/2005 8:26:24 AM
 
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11/19/2005 8:30:25 AM
Consultation Lake and Mount McAdie 
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11/19/2005 8:30:32 AM
Consultation Lake and Mount McAdie 
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11/19/2005 8:42:37 AM
Trail Camp 
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11/19/2005 8:42:40 AM
Trail Camp 
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11/19/2005 8:43:13 AM
Approaching the switchbacks 
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11/19/2005 8:43:20 AM
Approaching the lower section of the switchbacks. The winter trail to the snow slope is visible to the right. 
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11/19/2005 8:43:22 AM
The switchbacks and the snow slope 
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11/19/2005 8:43:31 AM
 
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11/19/2005 8:43:33 AM
 
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11/19/2005 8:44:48 AM
Frozen pond at Trail Camp. There was no accessible water here. I got mine down at Trailside Meadow. 
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11/19/2005 8:44:52 AM
Frozen pond at Trail Camp. 
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11/19/2005 8:44:54 AM
Frozen pond at Trail Camp. 
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11/19/2005 8:51:19 AM
 
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11/19/2005 8:51:24 AM
Wotans Throne 
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11/19/2005 8:53:17 AM
Looking back at Trail Camp 
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11/19/2005 8:56:12 AM
 
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11/19/2005 8:58:36 AM
At this point I left the main trail and headed for the snow slope. 
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11/19/2005 8:58:46 AM
 
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11/19/2005 9:02:55 AM
 
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11/19/2005 9:18:36 AM
 
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11/19/2005 9:22:08 AM
Cables coming into view 
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Looking up at the cables 
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11/19/2005 9:25:28 AM
The cables 
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11/19/2005 9:25:35 AM
 
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11/19/2005 9:38:37 AM
 
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Snow slope coming into view 
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11/19/2005 9:38:51 AM
Looking up at the snow slope 
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11/19/2005 9:38:57 AM
Looking up at the snow slope. The slightly smoother and darker patch of snow in the lower right is hard. To the left it is soft. 
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11/19/2005 9:39:28 AM
Looking back at Wotans Throne and Trail Camp 
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11/19/2005 9:39:31 AM
Pinnacle Ridge and Wotans Throne 
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11/19/2005 9:39:39 AM
 
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11/19/2005 9:39:41 AM
 
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11/19/2005 9:55:40 AM
 
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11/19/2005 9:55:54 AM
Another shot of the cables 
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11/19/2005 9:55:56 AM
The switchbacks just above the cable section look a bit scary. I was glad I didn't go that way. 
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11/19/2005 9:59:34 AM
 
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11/19/2005 10:45:27 AM
 
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11/19/2005 10:45:31 AM
Taking a break on a rock halfway up the snow slope 
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11/19/2005 10:45:34 AM
Halfway up the snow was getting softer and deeper. 
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11/19/2005 10:45:37 AM
 
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11/19/2005 10:46:43 AM
 
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Still a bit further to go. 
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11/19/2005 10:54:13 AM
 
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11/19/2005 10:54:15 AM
Looking back at my tracks. 
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11/19/2005 10:59:16 AM
 
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11/19/2005 11:04:33 AM
 
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11/19/2005 11:13:58 AM
Snow was soft and deeper here. I sank in up to my waist a few times. 
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11/19/2005 11:20:51 AM
 
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11/19/2005 11:21:37 AM
Trail Crest at last! 
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Trail Crest 
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11/19/2005 11:22:17 AM
Discovery Pinnacle and the main trail near Trail Crest 
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11/19/2005 11:22:19 AM
Looking back at the main trail where it leads to Trail Crest 
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11/19/2005 11:22:27 AM
 
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11/19/2005 11:22:29 AM
 
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11/19/2005 11:23:40 AM
Hitchcock Lakes 
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11/19/2005 11:23:47 AM
 
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Hitchcock Lakes 
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11/19/2005 11:24:40 AM
 
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11/19/2005 11:25:57 AM
 
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11/19/2005 11:28:01 AM
 
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11/19/2005 11:29:30 AM
Whitney Trail / JMT Junction 
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11/19/2005 11:29:34 AM
 
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Switchbacks below Trail Crest 
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Mount Whitney now in view 
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11/19/2005 12:02:00 PM
 
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One of the "windows" 
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The snow on the trail was compressed into slippery ice in most places. 
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11/19/2005 12:13:04 PM
Another one of the "windows" 
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11/19/2005 12:20:59 PM
 
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11/19/2005 12:21:09 PM
 
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11/19/2005 12:34:34 PM
 
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Keeler Needle 
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11/19/2005 12:35:44 PM
 
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11/19/2005 12:39:16 PM
 
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Keeler Needle 
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11/19/2005 12:44:29 PM
 
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11/19/2005 12:53:32 PM
 
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Approaching the summit 
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11/19/2005 1:01:13 PM
The Smithsonian Hut 
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11/19/2005 1:01:54 PM
Summit of Mount Whitney 
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11/19/2005 1:02:44 PM
 
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11/19/2005 1:04:00 PM
Iceberg Lake 
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11/19/2005 1:04:07 PM
Iceberg Lake 
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11/19/2005 1:04:23 PM
 
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11/19/2005 1:04:26 PM
Lone Pine Peak 
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11/19/2005 1:04:33 PM
Mount Williamson (center rear) 
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11/19/2005 1:04:39 PM
Mount Russell. South side is still almost entirely clear of snow. 
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11/19/2005 1:04:45 PM
 
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11/19/2005 1:11:13 PM
Lone Pine Peak 
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11/19/2005 1:11:19 PM
 
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There's only one register page at the hut right now (probably just enough room to finish out the year). Richard Piotrowski's entry appears prominently at the top of the page. His sea to summit adventure was a great accomplishment! 
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11/19/2005 1:28:50 PM
Looking down at chute #1 above the notch. 
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11/19/2005 1:29:08 PM
Chute #1 above the notch 
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Top of chute #1 
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Leaving the summit 
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Keeler Neede & Crooks Peak 
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11/19/2005 2:02:49 PM
 
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11/19/2005 2:07:28 PM
View to the west. Guitar Lake is visible in the lower right. 
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11/19/2005 2:07:35 PM
 
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11/19/2005 2:27:19 PM
Don't slip here! 
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11/19/2005 2:59:46 PM
Main Trail / JMT junction 
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11/19/2005 3:09:22 PM
Back at Trail Crest 
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11/19/2005 3:10:12 PM
 
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Trail Camp 
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11/19/2005 4:30:06 PM
 
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Trailside Meadow 
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11/19/2005 4:49:32 PM
Trailside Meadow 
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11/19/2005 5:26:09 PM
Mirror Lake. It's now quite dark. 
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11/19/2005 5:38:01 PM
 
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11/19/2005 5:42:10 PM
Outpost Camp sign 
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11/19/2005 6:03:50 PM
 
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11/19/2005 6:42:56 PM
 
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11/19/2005 7:02:21 PM
Back at the trailhead.