Re: [John Muir Trail] alternate southbound entry points for Mt. Whitney
- Check out the Whitney Portal site and Whitney Zone websites. I think Kearsage Pass or Horseshoe Meadows, but you'll still need an exit permit fir exiting at Whitney main trail to the Portal.
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On Sep 1, 2011, at 2:49 PM, "Timmy" <woody92177@...> wrote:
Hello all, can anybody shed some info on any alternate entry points to hike Mt. whitney? Would like to do a 3-4 day trip starting alil north. reason being, permits to start at the Portal are nearly impossible to come by. Any information is would be great. Stay safe out there. Tim p.s. trip will take place late sept. 2011. Thanks in advance.
- Kearsarge or Shepherd Pass entry
Problem is the exit quota - doesn't matter if you can get a permit for Shepherd or Kearsarge alone, you also have to fit within the Trail Crest exit quota for your anticipated date of reaching the summit.
Only the ranger station in LP or Bishop can tell you.
Kearsarge is an easy 3+ day trip, Shepherd is a little faster since you skip Forester, but you have a much tougher pass to climb initially to get into Sequoia. Anything further north would be too far for most to complete in the number of days you are looking at.