Steve.....thanks for the pics of both signs (Rattlesnake and Big Arroyo). Please try again. ..Tell you what, Harvey, YOU climb it next month and take the pictures, and I'll help with a report. High Sierra Trail or a trip like this is probably much more attainable to me then my dream of the JMT anytime soon. 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. Whitney: Begins at Whitney Portal. I returned to the Kern River from here. Mineral King and Kern Canyon Mineral King road is closed for the season. Thanks for your post! Saturday September 3, 2011: Back To Mineral King. Whitney summit is a little over 4.5 miles with about 3,000 feet of elevation gain. on the west side), and ended at Whitney Portal on the east side. Book is in very good condition. I almost never brushed through bushes, as there was nearly always a way to find a clear path. Mineral King country : Visalia to Mount Whitney. 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. The shortest and most popular route to climb Mt. Yes, Harvey, dreaming of returning. Buy the Digital Version When set on fire, it will keep you warm a lot longer. How easy/ difficult it is? Guitar Lake to Mt. Wow! on the west side), and ended at Whitney Portal on the east side. Bob, thanks! Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. The story continued that this person had never even heard of the JMT. ... Forest), obtain a permit following the steps above for the JO Pass, Belle Canyon, or Sugarloaf entry points. He is 16, at 14 He hiked about 80 miles with me (including Half Dome and Mt. I call this living the life! On the steepest granite, I hung the hiking pole straps on my forearms and used hands to help climbing, but. Wilderness permits for the following trails are only issued from the Mineral King Ranger Station. great TR and awesome photos - definitely "wish I was there" material. Please follow the CDC recommendations to protect yourself from COVID-19. Mineral King Valley. The pictures are in the trip album, starting with. 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. The White Chief mine, claimed by James Crabtree in 1873, made Mineral King a household name among miners of that time. No dustjacket. 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). Again looking forward to those gems of x-country hikes you are still holding as "Cliff hangers"! 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. The weather forecast and the amount of space in my pack will probably make the decision for me. Mineral King country : Visalia to Mount Whitney. I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. 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. Mineral King is a subalpine glacial valley located in the southern part of Sequoia National Park, in the U.S. state of California. If you are not fit, get fit. SUBSCRIBE NOW $1 for 3 months. All these hikers were completing the JMT. Book has minor shelf wear on edges and corners, light rubbing to cover. Get this from a library! Re: Mineral King to Whitney Portal. Please try again. I … Free tracking with domestic orders. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014 Day 1 - 2 I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. Especially since we know it ends better. This trip started in Mineral King (south part of Sequoia N.P. Easy to moderate climb. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Sunset beach. 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! This trip started in Mineral King (south part of Sequoia N.P. There can be long gaps between hikes with kids and jobs, etc. 1988 - Oversized Hardback. As the highest point on the mainland United States, Mount Whitney is a popular destination for avid hikers. Metal sign, several cairns. Mt Whitney Zone Day Use permit is reserved by the Mt Whitney Lottery. The weather was pleasant at the summit, so I set up my bed on a slab. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and is primarily used for hiking, running, and backpacking. Explore claviusrobinsky's photos on Flickr. I now know why people opt to climb the class three route up and over Glacier Pass instead of this route. I met a bear in the canyon, near the end. Joined: Aug 2011 Same thing for the cross country from Crab tree lakes to trail crest! Get this from a library! Park at the White Chief Trailhead parking area, at the end of Mineral King Road. Did you go solo because no one else was willing to put up with the schedule? 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 Nice hike! There are 0 customer reviews and 1 customer rating. Wilderness permits are required year-round for all overnight trips in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks' wilderness. About 1.9 miles from the summit, with about 1,000 feet to go, you reach the Junction. As the highest summit in the contiguous United States, Mount Whitney is a tantalizing tourist attraction for avid hikers. Come September, I'll head up that hump trail with confidence. Buy the Digital Version. Any idea why the helicopter was at the meadow? Atwell-Hockett Trail: Begins at Atwell Mill Campground. The Junction is where the trail from Guitar Lake meets up with the Portal Route. [Henry McLauren Brown] How to Hike Mount Whitney. ... Mt. 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. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I can't tell for sure, but his father looks a lot like the guy in the red jacket. ', Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4. Very scenic all the way. Thanks for sharing! Here is a quote for you: Yes, those were great! on the west side), and ended at Whitney Portal on the east side. Please try again. They're even more important than the mountains. 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 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. Here's where I spent the night. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014. Running Mt. BTW, I was up on Sawtooth last Sunday on my way to Needham. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Hats off! Mt. 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. Buy the Digital Version of this map! Surely Mineral King will change in some ways, some year, no matter how the current development controversy would be resolved. 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. Mineral King $ 10.95. pub. Congrats and great job! Thanks for adding that, Paul! Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps. Steve, I don't backpack often enough to justify something like your Parka Tent. There is some prep work you need to do, like getting your Mt Whitney permit and dealing with the altitude. Towering at 14,508 ft (4,420 meters), Mt. Mineral King Guesthouse The Parks should be opening June 4. Wow, sounds like an impressive musician. Whitney to a 57-56 victory over Redwood before an approximate crowd of 6,000 at Mineral King Bowl. Press enter to begin your search. 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. Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps 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. In stock. 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. Whitney) I have hike up Whitney from about all direction except Mineral King. 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. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mineral-king-to-little-five-lakes-trail Map of Mt. Giant sequoia grove, meadows. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014 Day 1 - 2 I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. Any idea why the helicopter was at the meadow? Great trip report, and your photos are GORGEOUS! That was really an aggressive backpack, Steve. It was as surprised as I and took off like he'd seen the devil! Always. Mineral King quantity ... Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps. This is probably the reason why it was very challenging, especially the last two miles and the way down. 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. There is ridiculously little info on that traverse on the web. Whitney has been on my bucket list for over two years. But it inspired them so much that here a year later, they were completing the JMT. Its almost like the mile and mile & half ending!!! It makes me feel like such a slacker, since I rarely carry a camera or write a TR. After the fun at the summit, they "retired to the hut" to warm up. MD SKU-8722601 CalifMinKing. (JMT, Kearsarge, Cottonwood Pass, New Army Pass, Shepherds Pass, High Sierra Trail and Whitney Portal) Our entry date is July 24 and exit Whitney … This trip started in Mineral King (south part of Sequoia N.P. Mineral King Country Visalia to Mount Whitney, Pioneer Publishing Company; 1st.. edition (January 1, 1988). Ten miles to Hockett Meadow. Thank you for the report Steve! 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 … [Henry McLauren Brown] Mt Whitney Zone Add to cart $ 10.95. Thanks for the comments. 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. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014 This trip started in Mineral King (south part of Sequoia N.P. Unable to add item to List. yesterday. 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. 2010-11 Students follow the Pioneer Band to the Homecoming football game Sequoia-Kings Canyon Area Maps. I also wanted to see Kern Hot Springs for the first time, and ending at Mt Whitney is always fun. That is interesting. 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. Press enter to begin your search. I also wanted to see Kern Hot Springs for the first time, and ending at Mt Whitney is always fun. This must be on your bucket list. Mineral King Country Visalia to Mount Whitney [Henry McLauren Brown] on Amazon.com. They even carried part of my load, making my first day easier. 2016, scale 1:63,360. Beautiful pictures. I may not try it but want to see any photos if you have! Today was the long hike back to Mineral King. Hiked Mt Whitney as a day hike on 21 Aug 2020. easily one of the best and toughest hikes. 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. 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. Thanks, Steve! 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 will remain closed for the season and some wilderness closures will be in place. Steve, that was a great trip, great photos, and a great TR. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. I crossed the creek but it looked quite formidable going up the canyon wall! 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). Steve C #39183 07/29/14 06:58 PM. Mineral King to Whitney Portal, July 2014Day 1 - 2I've always liked trans-Sierra crossings. Mineral King Country Visalia to Mount Whitney Whitney switchbacks to one-mile from Whitney summit: a few small snow patches. Steve this was a great, great trip. I saw your spot track on Sawtooth, etc. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. claviusrobinsky has uploaded 1234 photos to Flickr. Golden Trout Wilderness Add to cart $ 12.95. Thanks for sharing, Steve! I did not acclimatize or do practice hikes of high elevation. The trail is primarily used for hiking, fishing, horses, and backpacking and is best used from July … Mineral King is a subalpine glacial valley located in the southern part of Sequoia National Park, in the U.S. state of California. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The 2.9 mile one-way trail to the White Chief Bowl is a steep but scenic hike up the west side of the … Steve: My oldest just turned 5, but she'll put in a good 4-5 miles, even on tougher mountain terrain. 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. M. Smith. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. 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. The Mt Whitney hike is on every hiker’s bucket list. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m… Once a mountaineer has climbed so high, for the rest of his life he dreams of returning. 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. 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. A two-point play, with 2 seconds left propelled Mt. What are the odds? 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. Thanks for the inspiration. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Chris B: Enjoy the family. 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 NPS staff is always smiling and willing to help. From Guitar Lake to the Mt. Krishna, the Whitney Creek shortcut was not that difficult. Here's the trail junction. There's a problem loading this menu right now. The wife and I packing the other two on our back slows her down, I think! 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. He is 16, at 14 He hiked about 80 miles with me (including Half Dome and Mt. Its Devine! Wilderness Trails. The trail starts at the portal and this is one of the most beautiful trails I have ever been to. The 65th annual Cowhide high school football game between Mt. Looking forward to the Easy Walk-off report. 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. Whitney) I have hike up Whitney from about all direction except Mineral King. Only, it did take 3 1/2 hours -- I didn't hurry, since I had half a day. Wow, ukulele on the summit! 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. Whitney is the highest summit in the contiguous United States. I saw the pics as soon as you uploaded them, but it's great to the TR with them. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Great TR, Steve.. Its like watching Fargo: itching for the next install. ... 6/29 - JMT from Crabtree to Mt.Whitney summit: Crabtree to Guitar Lake: snow-free. 80 ft contours. 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. Click the link above to head to the Mount Whitney Web store. Inscribed and Signed by Author. Looking forward to reading the last set. 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. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Reminded me of my 3 day backpacking trip last year in Mineral King area (Franklin Lakes-Sawtooth Pass Loop). Why is an Accordion better than a Ukelele? Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. 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