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Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2016-07-10

Climber: Trevor Kent

Date:Sunday, July 10, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

**NEW OFFICIAL HEIGHT: 14,508**
22 Miles
6134ft of elevation gain

2:25am TH - Whitney Portal
6:19am start of switch backs
8:07am Top of switch backs
9:48am summit

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
3:36pm TH

Whitney via standard route from Whitney Portal.

Hiked with meet up group. We had to stop a lot for breaks.

Animals spotted:
Steller Jay
Lizard
Marmot

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
Ascent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 7 Hours 23 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 4 Hours 50 Minutes



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