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Tag Archives: California
A posting on the Whitney Portal bulletin board indicates the Portal Road reopened this morning. It had been closed because of a forest fire which had prevented access via the Portal. The fire on low elevations of the road is … Continue reading
Tyler Armstrong from Yorba Linda, California, who is 11 is attempting to become the youngest to climb the seven summits. Armstrong climbed Mount Whitney in one day at age 7 which was said to be a record. He is attempting … Continue reading
The Badwater Ultramarathon will return to its long time route in Death Valley in 2015.
After a five day search, authorities on June 20, 2014 have discovered a body at Mirror Lake west of Outpost Camp on Mount Whitney which hiker John Likely who was last seen at the 99 switchbacks.
Here’s a pretty cool star field effect from Death Valley. Post by Highpointers.
Death Vally National Park has suspended the permit for the Badwater Ultramarathon. They are reviewing all events and races in the park and will make an announcement on the new policy in March. In the meantime Ultramathon has announced a … Continue reading
Outside Magazine has a great article on “rebel visits” to Whitney during the government shutdown. You can’t camp at the Portal but the Portal Store has wag bags provided by the government.
While there are lots of good Whitney trip reports out there, this one in the Fresno Bee seems particularly good in capturing the 24 hour a day nature of the Whitney Trail. BTW, that’s a pretty nifty photo of lights … Continue reading