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
    Total Elevation Gain:6716 ft / 2046 m
    Extra Gain:290 ft / 88 m
    Round-Trip 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:6 Hours 16 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 30 Minutes

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