Album: Whitney Basin Traverse - 13 Peak Dayhike


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Outdoor Adventures
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Album Date
7/8/2012 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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Whitney Portal Trailhead. 3:05am. 
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North Fork trail junction. 3:22am. 
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Yup, it's a tree. I always photo this for a timestamp. 
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Tree at the start of the Ebersbacher Ledges. 3:49am. 
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Lower Boy Scout Lake. 4:11am. 
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On the slope to the Russell/Carillon saddle. 5:30am. 
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Mount Whitney 
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Feature on the way up to Carillon 
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Peak #1. Summit of Mount Carillon. 6:35am. 
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Carillon's shadow & Mount Russell 
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On Russell's east ridge 
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Peak #2. Summit of Mount Russell. 7:36am. 
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Mount Whitney 
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Dropping down the chimney (class 3) to the south face 
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Looking up at the chimney 
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North Face of Mount Whitney 
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Snow patch between Whitney & Russell. 8:21am. 
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Water! This was my last refill spot for the rest of the day. 
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Looking back at Russell 
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Heading up the North Face / Slope. I diagonal up toward this feature and then head straight up this rib. 
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I pick a different place to top out every time. 
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Topping out. 9:54am. 
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The hut on Mount Whitney 
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Peak #3. Summit of Mount Whitney. 10:00am. 6 hrs 55 mins from Portal. 
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Keeler & Crooks 
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Keeler Needle 
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Peak #4. Keeler Needle. 10:26am. 
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Peak #5. Crooks Peak. 10:42am. 
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Climbing up to Muir (class 3) 
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Peak #6. Mount Muir. 11:19am. 
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JMT junction. 11:36am. 
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Trail Crest. 11:41am. 
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Discovery Pinnacle 
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Peak #7. Looking down at Trail Crest from Discovery Pinnacle. 11:50am. 
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Abort! I tried to follow the top of the ridge to Marsh but like last time I finally gave up, back tracked, and traversed lower down the right side. 
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Marsh (left). McAdie (right). 
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Peak #8. Summit of Mount Marsh. 12:50pm. 
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Looking up to McAdie from Mount Marsh. 
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Daryl Hinman was just up here! 
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Ugly descent! 
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Getting down through that is a pain in the ass! 
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And then you have to look forward to this. Ugh! 
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Approaching Crabtree Pass 
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Looking up to McAdie from Crabtree Pass. 2:08pm. 
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Crabtree Pass 
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The joyous chute above Crabtree Pass 
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Approaching the notch between McAdie's north and south summits 
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The notch between McAdie's summits 
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Peak #9. Summit of Mount McAdie. 3:24pm. 
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Looking down at the south summit(s) 
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Looking at McAdie's south summit. The route diagonal's up from lower right to upper left. 
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Arc Pass. 4:12pm. 
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Looking back at Mount McAdie. You can clear see the notch between the North and South summits. 
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Irvine/Mallory saddle. 4:46pm. 
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On the ridge up to Mallory 
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Peak #10. Summit of Mount Mallory. 5:44pm. 
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Mount LeConte 
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Up the chute to LeConte 
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Huge hanging block just below the summit of Mount LeConte 
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Peak #11. Summit of Mount LeConte. 6:37pm. 
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Mount LeConte 
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Peak 3985m and Lone Pine Peak 
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Peak 3985m. It's now a race to get over this peak/ridge before dark. 
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Starting the ridge to peak 3985m. 7:34pm. 
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Summit of Peak 3985m. 08:32pm. 
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Almost out of light 
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Finally off the ridge and onto the Lone Pine Peak plateau. 9:10pm. I feel much relieved now! 
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Peak #13. On the summit of Lone Pine Peak. 9:56pm. 
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10:30pm. Lost. 
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Start of the Meysan Lakes Trail. 01:54a. Now I have to hike up the road to the Portal! Ugh! Ugh! 
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Back at the car. 2:16am. Done!!! 
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Sunrise the next morning