Ascent of Mount Whitney on 2017-08-15

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Whitney
    Elevation:14498 ft / 4418 m

Ascent Trip Report

No snow on Mt Whitney Trail until final summit. Currently, everyone's bypassing that area by leaving the trail at a yellow ribbon and following a use trail to the top. Kept my boots dry on all of the water crossings, but several were difficult to stay out of the water.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6716 ft / 2046 m
    Extra Gain:290 ft / 88 m
    Distance:20.8 mi / 33.5 km
    Route:Mt Whitney Tr
    Trailhead:Mt Whitney TH  8362 ft / 2548 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:sct-bkn cu; cool; breezy; lgt smoke
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:6 Hours 16 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:5 Hours 30 Minutes

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