Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2016-07-10
|Date:||Sunday, July 10, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||14498 ft / 4418 m|
Ascent Trip Report**NEW OFFICIAL HEIGHT: 14,508**
6134ft of elevation gain
2:25am TH - Whitney Portal
6:19am start of switch backs
8:07am Top of switch backs
10:41am left summit
~11:00am Dex started the Needle
11:30am finished waiting for Dex to do the Needle
12:07pm Trail crest/top of switch
1:02pm bottom of switch backs
Whitney via standard route from Whitney Portal.
Hiked with meet up group. We had to stop a lot for breaks.
In the desert:
Saw a road runner cross the road on my drive up and a Quail cross the road in my way down.
My 5th 14er and 2nd CA 14er.
My 19th state high point.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||6124 ft / 1866 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||22 mi / 35.4 km|
| Route:||Mount Whitney Trail|
| Trailhead:||Mount Whitney Portal 8374 ft / 2552 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Weather:||Cold, Extremely Windy, Clear|
| Time:||0 Days 7 Hours 23 Minutes|
| Time:||0 Days 4 Hours 50 Minutes|
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