Re: Best place to camp before hiking Whitney from the west side?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Will Schmidt"
> Thanks for checking it on your software. Something is really off onHarrison's map is correct.
> the Tom Harrison map for this section. It shows 4 miles from Guitar
> Lake to Trail Crest, 5 miles round trip from Trail Crest to the
> summit and back, then 8.5 miles from Trail Crest to Whitney Portal.
The mistake that people make is that they think they go to Trail Crest
on their way to Whitney from Guitar Lake. The 2.5 miles x 2 = 5 miles.
If you look closely at the map you will see the switchbacks end below
Trail Creat 0.6 miles below. From Guitar Lake you do not hit Trail
Crest until your desent from Whitney to the Portal.