I returned to the Kern River from here. Easy to moderate climb. The wife and I packing the other two on our back slows her down, I think! NoUgly: On the summit, someone in the group that morning related that a year ago, they were in the A16 store (maybe San Diego), and saw the Mile, Mile-and-a-Half video (and I think talked with one of the participants). This is probably the reason why it was very challenging, especially the last two miles and the way down. Since I took a High Sierra Trail shortcut (Pants Pass) and skipped the hot springs two years ago, this was a good time to cover that section. SUBSCRIBE NOW $1 for 3 months. Whitney) I have hike up Whitney from about all direction except Mineral King. How easy/ difficult it is? It was as surprised as I and took off like he'd seen the devil! The pictures are in the trip album, starting with. Here is a quote for you: Yes, those were great! The valley lies at the headwaters of the East Fork of the Kaweah River, which rises at the eastern part of the valley and flows northwest.Accessed by a long and narrow winding road, the valley is mostly popular with backpackers and hikers. Book has minor shelf wear on edges and corners, light rubbing to cover. Again looking forward to those gems of x-country hikes you are still holding as "Cliff hangers"! But it inspired them so much that here a year later, they were completing the JMT. I met a bear in the canyon, near the end. This trip started in Mineral King (south part of Sequoia N.P. Park at the White Chief Trailhead parking area, at the end of Mineral King Road. Sunset beach. Great trip report, and your photos are GORGEOUS! Great TR, Steve.. Its like watching Fargo: itching for the next install. Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps. I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. Thanks for adding that, Paul! on the west side), and ended at Whitney Portal on the east side. Hats off! Mineral King $ 10.95. pub. on the west side), and ended at Whitney Portal on the east side. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. That is interesting. Very scenic all the way. Beautiful pictures. Wow! Mineral King and Kern Canyon Mineral King road is closed for the season. High Sierra Trail or a trip like this is probably much more attainable to me then my dream of the JMT anytime soon. Mount Whitney (Paiute: Too-man-i-goo-yah) is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m). To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. ... Forest), obtain a permit following the steps above for the JO Pass, Belle Canyon, or Sugarloaf entry points. The White Chief mine, claimed by James Crabtree in 1873, made Mineral King a household name among miners of that time. ..Tell you what, Harvey, YOU climb it next month and take the pictures, and I'll help with a report. The valley lies at the headwaters of the East Fork of the Kaweah River, which rises at the eastern part of the valley and flows northwest.Accessed by a long and narrow winding road, the valley is mostly popular with backpackers and hikers. I can't tell for sure, but his father looks a lot like the guy in the red jacket. Hiked Mt Whitney as a day hike on 21 Aug 2020. easily one of the best and toughest hikes. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Please try again. The trail is primarily used for hiking, fishing, horses, and backpacking and is best used from July … Unable to add item to List. Ten miles to Hockett Meadow. Whitney to a 57-56 victory over Redwood before an approximate crowd of 6,000 at Mineral King Bowl. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. ... 6/29 - JMT from Crabtree to Mt.Whitney summit: Crabtree to Guitar Lake: snow-free. Map of Mt. Larry and Travis drove me from Fresno to MK, and they hiked most of the way to Sawtooth pass, before returning to drive back to Fresno. Buy the Digital Version. I also wanted to see Kern Hot Springs for the first time, and ending at Mt Whitney is always fun. Free tracking with domestic orders. Mineral King is a subalpine glacial valley located in the southern part of Sequoia National Park, in the U.S. state of California. The 2.9 mile one-way trail to the White Chief Bowl is a steep but scenic hike up the west side of the … I saw your spot track on Sawtooth, etc. Buy the Digital Version of this map! Larry and Travis drove me from Fresno to MK, and they hiked most of the way to Sawtooth pass, before returning to drive back to Fresno. 2016, scale 1:63,360. Mt Whitney Zone Day Use permit is reserved by the Mt Whitney Lottery. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m… As the highest point on the mainland United States, Mount Whitney is a popular destination for avid hikers. I may not try it but want to see any photos if you have! There's a problem loading this menu right now. Towering at 14,508 ft (4,420 meters), Mt. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014 This trip started in Mineral King (south part of Sequoia N.P. When set on fire, it will keep you warm a lot longer. Steve: My oldest just turned 5, but she'll put in a good 4-5 miles, even on tougher mountain terrain. The 65th annual Cowhide high school football game between Mt. It is the most frequently climbed peak in the Sierra Nevada [source: National Park Service].Ascending to the peak has been a coveted accomplishment since at least 1864, when a California Geological Survey team discovered it. To hike Mount Whitney from the east side of the Sierra Nevada, visit Inyo National Forest's website or call them at (760) 873-2483. Mount Whitney (Paiute: Too-man-i-goo-yah) is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m). 2010-11 Students follow the Pioneer Band to the Homecoming football game M. Smith. Steve.....thanks for the pics of both signs (Rattlesnake and Big Arroyo). I call this living the life! Here's the trail junction. Whitney is the highest summit in the contiguous United States. Wilderness permits are required year-round for all overnight trips in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks' wilderness. Especially since we know it ends better. Only, it did take 3 1/2 hours -- I didn't hurry, since I had half a day. Mineral King Country Visalia to Mount Whitney Hardcover – January 1, 1988 by Henry McLauren Brown (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The trail starts at the portal and this is one of the most beautiful trails I have ever been to. Joined: Aug 2011 Mineral King Country Visalia to Mount Whitney [Henry McLauren Brown] on Amazon.com. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. This trip started in Mineral King (south part of Sequoia N.P. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014Day 1 - 2I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014 Day 1 - 2 I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. I also wanted to see Kern Hot Springs for the first time, and ending at Mt Whitney is always fun. At 14,505 feet, it’s the highest point in the lower 48 and is one of those rare high peaks that you can hike to without any mountaineering skills. Saturday September 3, 2011: Back To Mineral King. Steve, that was a great trip, great photos, and a great TR. It makes me feel like such a slacker, since I rarely carry a camera or write a TR. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Guitar Lake to Mt. Looking forward to the Easy Walk-off report. What are the odds? All these hikers were completing the JMT. Since I took a High Sierra Trail shortcut (Pants Pass) and skipped the hot springs two years ago, this was a good time to cover that section. Crabtree's ruined cabin, located near the meadow beyond the junction with the Eagle/Mosquito Lakes Trail, is perhaps the oldest remaining structure in the Mineral King area. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mineral-king-to-little-five-lakes-trail Krishna, no I haven't posted that report/description yet. Mineral King Valley. Explore claviusrobinsky's photos on Flickr. Whitney and Redwood is Friday, Nov. 1, at Giant Chevrolet-Cadillac Mineral King Bowl. This must be on your bucket list. Giant sequoia grove, meadows. Mt. I … Thanks for the inspiration. They even carried part of my load, making my first day easier. Book is in very good condition. Larry and Travis drove me from Fresno to MK, and they hiked most of the way to Sawtooth pass, before returning to drive back to Fresno. Mineral King Country Visalia to Mount Whitney, Pioneer Publishing Company; 1st.. edition (January 1, 1988). Press enter to begin your search. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. He is 16, at 14 He hiked about 80 miles with me (including Half Dome and Mt. There can be long gaps between hikes with kids and jobs, etc. Wow, ukulele on the summit! Whitney: Begins at Whitney Portal. MD SKU-8722601 CalifMinKing. Whitney is a 10.7 mile (17.1 km) trail from Whitney Portal, 13 miles (21 km) west of the town of Lone Pine on the east side of the Sierra. Come September, I'll head up that hump trail with confidence. Get this from a library! Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014. Please try again. Steve, I don't backpack often enough to justify something like your Parka Tent. (JMT, Kearsarge, Cottonwood Pass, New Army Pass, Shepherds Pass, High Sierra Trail and Whitney Portal) Our entry date is July 24 and exit Whitney … Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps. Yes, Harvey, dreaming of returning. No dustjacket. Mineral King quantity ... Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps. Mineral King country : Visalia to Mount Whitney. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014 I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. Whitney) I have hike up Whitney from about all direction except Mineral King. Congrats and great job! The story continued that this person had never even heard of the JMT. Today was the long hike back to Mineral King. There are 0 customer reviews and 1 customer rating. Inscribed and Signed by Author. I now know why people opt to climb the class three route up and over Glacier Pass instead of this route. I almost never brushed through bushes, as there was nearly always a way to find a clear path. Whitney summit is a little over 4.5 miles with about 3,000 feet of elevation gain. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. There is ridiculously little info on that traverse on the web. Whitney switchbacks to one-mile from Whitney summit: a few small snow patches. Mineral King country : Visalia to Mount Whitney. BTW, I was up on Sawtooth last Sunday on my way to Needham. Chris B: Enjoy the family. There is some prep work you need to do, like getting your Mt Whitney permit and dealing with the altitude. Wow, sounds like an impressive musician. on the west side), and ended at Whitney Portal on the east side. The weather forecast and the amount of space in my pack will probably make the decision for me. That was really an aggressive backpack, Steve. Any idea why the helicopter was at the meadow? The NPS staff is always smiling and willing to help. About 1.9 miles from the summit, with about 1,000 feet to go, you reach the Junction. Thanks, Steve! A two-point play, with 2 seconds left propelled Mt. Re: Mineral King to Whitney Portal. Atwell-Hockett Trail: Begins at Atwell Mill Campground. How to Hike Mount Whitney. Please try again. Why is an Accordion better than a Ukelele? Buy the Digital Version Running Mt. The weather was pleasant at the summit, so I set up my bed on a slab. Author’s Note: In the late 1960s, I was attempting to fashion a made-up general studies degree in natural history and conservation at the University of Washington. Steve C #39183 07/29/14 06:58 PM. On the steepest granite, I hung the hiking pole straps on my forearms and used hands to help climbing, but. Mineral King will remain closed for the season and some wilderness closures will be in place. Surely Mineral King will change in some ways, some year, no matter how the current development controversy would be resolved. Wilderness Trails. on the west side), and ended at Whitney Portal on the east side. (JMT, Kearsarge, Cottonwood Pass, New Army Pass, Shepherds Pass, High Sierra Trail and Whitney Portal) Our entry date is July 24 and exit Whitney … Always. Get this from a library! yesterday. I did not acclimatize or do practice hikes of high elevation. I'm in the planning stages of my next backpack: Starting at Mineral King on Sunday, July 13, exiting at Whitney Portal on Saturday, July 19.I have friends who will drive me to Mineral King on Saturday evening, where we will spend the night, and then they will climb Sawtooth Peak with me. Thanks for the comments. I saw the pics as soon as you uploaded them, but it's great to the TR with them. Please follow the CDC recommendations to protect yourself from COVID-19. Outside the quota season (September 20, 2020 – May 28, 2021), Wilderness permits are free, self-issued, and are not limited to daily entry quotas.Self-issue wilderness permits are available at the nearest permit-issuing station.There is no fee for self-issue permits. Thank you for the report Steve! This trip started in Mineral King (south part of Sequoia N.P. They're even more important than the mountains. I have to choose between a 20+ year old bivy and the freestanding one-person tent that I used in the snow at Iceberg Lake in April 2009. Thanks for your post! To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Click the link above to head to the Mount Whitney Web store. I also wanted to see Kern Hot Springs for the first time, and ending at Mt Whitney is always fun. Once a mountaineer has climbed so high, for the rest of his life he dreams of returning. I climbed up and over Black Rock Pass, then down the incredibly steep western side of the pass and down down down to the Timber Gap trail junction. Once early in the morning near south Kaibab trail head, while waiting for sunrise, we heard some one playing saxophone with the notes reverberating across the canyons! The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and is primarily used for hiking, running, and backpacking. Bob, thanks! [Henry McLauren Brown] Thanks for sharing, Steve! Angora Mountain’s isolated location provides it with swell views north to peaks in the Mineral King area, northeast to Mount Whitney, and south to many of the lower peaks of the Southern Sierra. Ice axes and crampons are needed in spring and early summer, but technical climbing equipment is not usually necessary between mid-July and early October. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Mineral King Country Visalia to Mount Whitney Its Devine! Same thing for the cross country from Crab tree lakes to trail crest! Looking forward to reading the last set. Reminded me of my 3 day backpacking trip last year in Mineral King area (Franklin Lakes-Sawtooth Pass Loop). Metal sign, several cairns. If you are not fit, get fit. Found it easier than we expected, which only goes to show the value of an oft quoted piece of mountaineering advice by Dr. Longstaff, that 'you must go and rub your nose in a place before being certain that it wont 'go. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. King's Canyon to Mt Whitney is a 80.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hume, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. Did you go solo because no one else was willing to put up with the schedule? Meeting a kid on Forester, carrying a Ukulele on his hike of the JMT with father and son....and then another kid doing the same thing. [Henry McLauren Brown] As the highest summit in the contiguous United States, Mount Whitney is a tantalizing tourist attraction for avid hikers. Krishna, the Whitney Creek shortcut was not that difficult. Mineral King is a subalpine glacial valley located in the southern part of Sequoia National Park, in the U.S. state of California. Nice hike! From Guitar Lake to the Mt. Mineral King Guesthouse The Parks should be opening June 4. Inviting quiet cabin on the way to the Mineral King section of Sequoia National Park, and 4 miles from the main entrance to Sequoia National Park. 80 ft contours. Its almost like the mile and mile & half ending!!! Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014 Day 1 - 2 I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. Whitney has been on my bucket list for over two years. Any idea why the helicopter was at the meadow? Press enter to begin your search. ... Mt. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Wilderness permits for the following trails are only issued from the Mineral King Ranger Station. The Mt Whitney hike is on every hiker’s bucket list. ', Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4. After the fun at the summit, they "retired to the hut" to warm up. So you just clambered up along the Whitney creek from Kern river canyon to all the way up to PCT and CT meadow! Golden Trout Wilderness Add to cart $ 12.95. Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps The 2.9 mile one-way trail to the White Chief Bowl is a steep but scenic hike up the west side of the Mineral King Valley. Mineral King Country Visalia to Mount Whitney Hardcover – January 1, 1988 by Henry McLauren Brown (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. I crossed the creek but it looked quite formidable going up the canyon wall! Thanks for sharing! He is 16, at 14 He hiked about 80 miles with me (including Half Dome and Mt. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. 1988 - Oversized Hardback. Mt Whitney Zone Add to cart $ 10.95. The Junction is where the trail from Guitar Lake meets up with the Portal Route. I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. great TR and awesome photos - definitely "wish I was there" material. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Here's where I spent the night. Steve this was a great, great trip. In stock. Lone Pine Mount Whitney Live Webcam & Weather Report in Lone Pine, California, United States - See WorldWide Live Stream and Still Timelapse WebCams by See.Cam Whitney Loop is a 87.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hume, California that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The shortest and most popular route to climb Mt. claviusrobinsky has uploaded 1234 photos to Flickr. From Mineral King you can hike a few days out to Mt Whitney, you can connect a few day hike up into Kings Canyon and into Cresent meadow in Sequoia national Park. Hiking pole straps on my forearms and used hands to help 4.5 miles with (... 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