Re: Water Sources on Mt. Whitney?
- It's not on the map but at approximately switchback #40 above Trail
Camp there's a gusher of the purest water I've ever tasted; right out
of the mountain. I've come down the portal trail from the westside 7
times over the last 20 years and it's been there every time; not just a
trickle, but a fountain. There is no water source above it until the
tarns at 12,000 feet on the other side. You might query either one of
the Dougs at www.whitneyportalstore.com. They're the ones who own/run
the store at the foot of the Whitney Portal Trail.