https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mineral-king-to-little-five-lakes-trail claviusrobinsky has uploaded 1234 photos to Flickr. When set on fire, it will keep you warm a lot longer. I … Looking forward to the Easy Walk-off report. Thanks for sharing! Press enter to begin your search. Sunset beach. This trip started in Mineral King (south part of Sequoia N.P. 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). The NPS staff is always smiling and willing to help. M. Smith. Please try again. Easy to moderate climb. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Its Devine! Mineral King Country Visalia to Mount Whitney, Pioneer Publishing Company; 1st.. edition (January 1, 1988). Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps. He is 16, at 14 He hiked about 80 miles with me (including Half Dome and Mt. I saw your spot track on Sawtooth, etc. I also wanted to see Kern Hot Springs for the first time, and ending at Mt Whitney is always fun. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Wow! ... Mt. There is ridiculously little info on that traverse on the web. After the fun at the summit, they "retired to the hut" to warm up. The weather was pleasant at the summit, so I set up my bed on a slab. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014 This trip started in Mineral King (south part of Sequoia N.P. How to Hike Mount Whitney. Thanks for sharing, Steve! Very scenic all the way. Steve: My oldest just turned 5, but she'll put in a good 4-5 miles, even on tougher mountain terrain. Metal sign, several cairns. Did you go solo because no one else was willing to put up with the schedule? The shortest and most popular route to climb Mt. Whitney switchbacks to one-mile from Whitney summit: a few small snow patches. 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. Hiked Mt Whitney as a day hike on 21 Aug 2020. easily one of the best and toughest hikes. This trip started in Mineral King (south part of Sequoia N.P. Mineral King Guesthouse The Parks should be opening June 4. They even carried part of my load, making my first day easier. 2010-11 Students follow the Pioneer Band to the Homecoming football game Golden Trout Wilderness Add to cart $ 12.95. 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. Buy the Digital Version. High Sierra Trail or a trip like this is probably much more attainable to me then my dream of the JMT anytime soon. The White Chief mine, claimed by James Crabtree in 1873, made Mineral King a household name among miners of that time. I can't tell for sure, but his father looks a lot like the guy in the red jacket. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. About 1.9 miles from the summit, with about 1,000 feet to go, you reach the Junction. Thanks for your post! Mt. This trip started in Mineral King (south part of Sequoia N.P. 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. Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps Thank you for the report Steve! Thanks for the inspiration. I saw the pics as soon as you uploaded them, but it's great to the TR with them. 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. Running Mt. Whitney) I have hike up Whitney from about all direction except Mineral King. Mineral King will remain closed for the season and some wilderness closures will be in place. Only, it did take 3 1/2 hours -- I didn't hurry, since I had half a day. I now know why people opt to climb the class three route up and over Glacier Pass instead of this route. 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. There can be long gaps between hikes with kids and jobs, etc. Reminded me of my 3 day backpacking trip last year in Mineral King area (Franklin Lakes-Sawtooth Pass Loop). No dustjacket. Whitney to a 57-56 victory over Redwood before an approximate crowd of 6,000 at Mineral King Bowl. Bob, thanks! Get this from a library! Looking forward to reading the last set. ... Forest), obtain a permit following the steps above for the JO Pass, Belle Canyon, or Sugarloaf entry points. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014 I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. Surely Mineral King will change in some ways, some year, no matter how the current development controversy would be resolved. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. 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). Park at the White Chief Trailhead parking area, at the end of Mineral King Road. So you just clambered up along the Whitney creek from Kern river canyon to all the way up to PCT and CT meadow! Mineral King is a subalpine glacial valley located in the southern part of Sequoia National Park, in the U.S. state of California. Whitney has been on my bucket list for over two years. Steve C #39183 07/29/14 06:58 PM. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. 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. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. 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. This must be on your bucket list. The trail is primarily used for hiking, fishing, horses, and backpacking and is best used from July … Giant sequoia grove, meadows. Here's where I spent the night. All these hikers were completing the JMT. Whitney and Redwood is Friday, Nov. 1, at Giant Chevrolet-Cadillac Mineral King Bowl. The 65th annual Cowhide high school football game between Mt. I may not try it but want to see any photos if you have! Buy the Digital Version Guitar Lake to Mt. Book has minor shelf wear on edges and corners, light rubbing to cover. Wilderness permits for the following trails are only issued from the Mineral King Ranger Station. Re: Mineral King to Whitney Portal. On the steepest granite, I hung the hiking pole straps on my forearms and used hands to help climbing, but. 80 ft contours. Mineral King and Kern Canyon Mineral King road is closed for the season. 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. He is 16, at 14 He hiked about 80 miles with me (including Half Dome and Mt. Mineral King Country Visalia to Mount Whitney The wife and I packing the other two on our back slows her down, I think! I also wanted to see Kern Hot Springs for the first time, and ending at Mt Whitney is always fun. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Great TR, Steve.. Its like watching Fargo: itching for the next install. 2016, scale 1:63,360. [Henry McLauren Brown] Chris B: Enjoy the family. Today was the long hike back to Mineral King. As the highest point on the mainland United States, Mount Whitney is a popular destination for avid hikers. Map of Mt. Krishna, no I haven't posted that report/description yet. Mineral King quantity ... Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps. Hats off! 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. Inscribed and Signed by Author. Mineral King country : Visalia to Mount Whitney. 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. (JMT, Kearsarge, Cottonwood Pass, New Army Pass, Shepherds Pass, High Sierra Trail and Whitney Portal) Our entry date is July 24 and exit Whitney … I did not acclimatize or do practice hikes of high elevation. But it inspired them so much that here a year later, they were completing the JMT. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014Day 1 - 2I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. Great trip report, and your photos are GORGEOUS! Please follow the CDC recommendations to protect yourself from COVID-19. ', Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4. They're even more important than the mountains. Why is an Accordion better than a Ukelele? Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014 Day 1 - 2 I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. Here is a quote for you: Yes, those were great! What are the odds? Congrats and great job! There is some prep work you need to do, like getting your Mt Whitney permit and dealing with the altitude. How easy/ difficult it is? 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. I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. 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. 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. The Junction is where the trail from Guitar Lake meets up with the Portal Route. 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. The Mt Whitney hike is on every hiker’s bucket list. Ten miles to Hockett Meadow. Here's the trail junction. 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 Please try again. Steve this was a great, great trip. 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. Again looking forward to those gems of x-country hikes you are still holding as "Cliff hangers"! I met a bear in the canyon, near the end. Towering at 14,508 ft (4,420 meters), Mt. Yes, Harvey, dreaming of returning. 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). Wow, sounds like an impressive musician. Beautiful pictures. Mineral King $ 10.95. pub. ..Tell you what, Harvey, YOU climb it next month and take the pictures, and I'll help with a report. I call this living the life! on the west side), and ended at Whitney Portal on the east side. A two-point play, with 2 seconds left propelled Mt. From Guitar Lake to the Mt. Any idea why the helicopter was at the meadow? 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. Whitney: Begins at Whitney Portal. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Book is in very good condition. The weather forecast and the amount of space in my pack will probably make the decision for me. 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. Nice hike! I returned to the Kern River from here. Mt Whitney Zone Day Use permit is reserved by the Mt Whitney Lottery. Wilderness Trails. 1988 - Oversized Hardback. BTW, I was up on Sawtooth last Sunday on my way to Needham. MD SKU-8722601 CalifMinKing. Wilderness permits are required year-round for all overnight trips in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks' wilderness. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and is primarily used for hiking, running, and backpacking. Once a mountaineer has climbed so high, for the rest of his life he dreams of returning. The pictures are in the trip album, starting with. 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. 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. 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. Mineral King country : Visalia to Mount Whitney. Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps. It was as surprised as I and took off like he'd seen the devil! I crossed the creek but it looked quite formidable going up the canyon wall! If you are not fit, get fit. Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps [Henry McLauren Brown] great TR and awesome photos - definitely "wish I was there" material. As the highest summit in the contiguous United States, Mount Whitney is a tantalizing tourist attraction for avid hikers. 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. 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. Especially since we know it ends better. The story continued that this person had never even heard of the JMT. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Joined: Aug 2011 To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Its almost like the mile and mile & half ending!!! Buy the Digital Version of this map! The trail starts at the portal and this is one of the most beautiful trails I have ever been to. Whitney is the highest summit in the contiguous United States. yesterday. There are 0 customer reviews and 1 customer rating. Atwell-Hockett Trail: Begins at Atwell Mill Campground. Any idea why the helicopter was at the meadow? This is probably the reason why it was very challenging, especially the last two miles and the way down. Unable to add item to List. 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. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Whitney) I have hike up Whitney from about all direction except Mineral King. Explore claviusrobinsky's photos on Flickr. Press enter to begin your search. That was really an aggressive backpack, Steve. In stock. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014. 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. Krishna, the Whitney Creek shortcut was not that difficult. Please try again. I almost never brushed through bushes, as there was nearly always a way to find a clear path. Always. Wow, ukulele on the summit! ... 6/29 - JMT from Crabtree to Mt.Whitney summit: Crabtree to Guitar Lake: snow-free. Thanks for the comments. Steve, I don't backpack often enough to justify something like your Parka Tent. 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! Steve, that was a great trip, great photos, and a great TR. I also wanted to see Kern Hot Springs for the first time, and ending at Mt Whitney is always fun. 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. I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. on the west side), and ended at Whitney Portal on the east side. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Get this from a library! *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 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