Ascent of Mount Whitney on 1992-07-17
|Others in Party:||Ed|
|Date:||Friday, July 17, 1992|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14498 ft / 4418 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMy first 14er, hiked with 5 pals from my college, UC Riverside.
Two of us, me included, stayed the previous night in line at the Lone Pine Ranger Station to get unused permits. The other 4 camped outside of town. I got no sleep. The next day we packed to high camp at 12,000 feet. I was exhausted.
The day after, feeling better, we all hiked the trail to the summit. We stuck around for an hour. It was a thrill to claim this peak. Hike down went well. We spent another night at camp.
I got a bad sunburn from not covering up properly.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||6503 ft / 1982 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||22 mi / 35.4 km|
| Trailhead:||7995 ft / 2436 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
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