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The expedition to the roof of the US

Summited Mt. Whitney the highest elevation (14,505 ft) in the United States (contiguous). All the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
HoOoman
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Los Angeles, California
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A National Treasure

Truly a national treasure. Photos do not do it justice. If you are fit and can make the climb do... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Brian D
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Asheville, North Carolina
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The most climbed peak in the Sierra Nevada, and the highest.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Summited Mt. Whitney the highest elevation (14,505 ft) in the United States (contiguous). All the training and hard work in prior 84 days paid off. Hiked to the base camp (Elev: 12,000 ft), stayed for the night and summited the next day on which we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Truly a national treasure. Photos do not do it justice. If you are fit and can make the climb do so. It is definitely worth it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brian D
Reviewed September 23, 2018

We drove the switchbacks to the end of Mount Whitney Portal Road appreciating the gorgeous views on the way up and more beautiful views on the way down. There is parking at the end of Mount Whitney Portal Road. We took time to enjoy the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JerseyJosie
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Highest peak in the lower 48 states. Can't snag a permit to hike it then drive up to Whitney Portal. Have a look around or hike part way up. Be sure to eat at the Portal store you will be surprised!

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Spuddler
Reviewed September 22, 2017

Running Mt. Whitney has been on my bucket list for over two years. Towering at 14,508 ft (4,420 meters), Mt. Whitney is the highest summit in the contiguous United States. This must be on your bucket list. If you are not fit, get fit. The...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank jawa13
Reviewed August 19, 2017

We were in Lone Pine (Eastern Sierra Side) of the Mountains. One can drive up to Whitney Portal to do the hike to top of Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the continental United States (Alaska has the highest in the US). Its an awesome...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank mini
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a popular Mountian to summit as it is the highest in the lower 48 states! So, we attempted to hike up to the summit in May for one day, but wasn't successful. Started our hike at 3:30 am and just about when we...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank rosedrn
Reviewed August 8, 2016

There wasn't much out there about hiking this trail apart from tales of woe on the difficulty and danger of the hike in general. Make no mistake, this trail is very technical, tough and can certainly be treacherous (particularly on the way down) but all...More

Date of experience: August 2016
4  Thank elivela67
Reviewed July 15, 2016

It is amazing that one can get up to 14,500 ft in reasonable temperatures. I am used to hauling up all the winter gear on climbs and it was a nice change not having to do that. As usual, we camped at Iceberg Lake. The...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank CharliefromTampa
Reviewed May 16, 2016

I did this trail with a group of about 8 people. We split it into 2 days and camped at base camp. The temperature when we started at the bottom was about 90 degrees and it was snowing at the summit. Bring layers and some...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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