Tag Archives: California

Disney Tears Down Mount Whitney

Disney has torn down the Mount Whitney/Mount Shasta mural on its California Adventure entrance to replace it with Buena Vista Street. Which will be this romanticized version of the Los Angeles that Walt Disney encountered in the 1920s after he … Continue reading

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History of Sierra-Nevada Growth

Hari Mix and Page Chamberlain of Stanford have published a report on the growth of the Sierra Nevada 50 million years ago and ending some 20 million years ago rising from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and passing through … Continue reading

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5 Emerge From Being Snowed in On Mount Whitney

All five hikers who were missing for nearly 5 days on Mount Whitney following a snowstorm on October 18 have been accounted for. Phillip Abraham, Stevan Filipsand Dale Clymens, all of Omaha were found in a cave. They had initially … Continue reading

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Doing a Yo Yo on Mount Whitney

Signon San Diego reports on “Crazy Jack” Northam who has climbed Mount Whitney 86 times including 4 “yo yo” where he climbed it up and back twice in a day. His goal is to join a club of people who … Continue reading

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Badwater to Whitney Summit Record Holder in New Documentary “Running America”

A new documentary focuses on Marshall Ulrich running 3,063 miles, from San Francisco to New York, in 52.5 days. (Frank Giannino holds the coast-to-coast speed record, running 3,103.5 miles in just over 46 days in 1980). Among Ulrich’s credits is … Continue reading

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NY Times article on Whitney and Owens Valley

The New York Times has an extensive article on Mount Whitney and places to visit in the Owens Valley.

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Climb Against the Odds Breast Cancer Climb

Climb Against the Odds is climbing Shasta this year to raise breast cancer awareness. Breast Cancer Fund’s past expeditions: Mt. Aconcagua, Argentina in 1995; Alaska’s Mt. McKinley in 1998; Mt Fuji, Japan in 2000; Mt. Shasta, California in 2003, 2004, … Continue reading

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Report Indicates Mount Whitney is 14,508 Feet

The Whitney Portal has a discussion about Mount Whitney actually being 14,508 feet. Thanks to Alan Ritter for posting this on our forum.

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NY Times Article on Wag Bags Replacing Whitney's Toilets

The New York Times has an article on Wag bags replacing the summit toilet on Mount Whitney (and in other wilderness areas).

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Court Blocks Luxury Home Development on Whitney Portal Road

Yubanet reports that the California Court of Appeals on August 27, 2007, issued an order prohibiting development of 27 luxury home on Whitney Portal Road.

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