Re: Questions about ascending Mt. Whitney
- I'd like to recommend Lone Pine Lake. Lovely spot, nicer than Trail or Outpost. Only 2 miles from the trailhead, so out quickly the next day.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "cjoslyn99" <cjoslyn99@...> wrote:
> Personally, I was ready to be done. But if you're super tired can camp
> at Trail Camp or Outpost Camp.
> --- In email@example.com, Emily Yi <emily_yi2004@> wrote:
> > Thanks.
> > We leave 2 days for the distance from Guitar Lake to Whitney Portal.
> Is there a place we can camp in between, or better we just do it in one
> > -Emily
- Also I'm told there is no WAG bag requirement at Lone Pine Lake since it is outside the Whitney zone.
I usually hear the burgers and beer calling me, so just head down and out.
- About equally easy. With Edison you will travel more of the jMTEdison lake ferry no longer working, so you would probably enter at the trailhead Bear Creek Cutoff trail -- go up and over a small ridge and then up Bear Creek to join JMT after about a day's hiking (or less, if you are fast)I assume the Lake Florence ferry is still running so you get to the JMT faster (several hours rather than a day)Via Edison-Bear Creek you get one more pass (Selden) and some very pretty country. And Bear Creek itself is a nice day So I would opt for Bear Creek.It's probably about 2 days longer to Whitney via Bear Creek relative to via Florence. But it is a good 2 days
John Curran Ladd
1616 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114-3707
On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 11:21 PM, Alex Cheng <ralexcheng@...> wrote:
Is it easier to start my end-of-summer hike at Florence Lake or Lake Edison? My wife can drop me off at either place. Which has easier access to the JMT (southbound)?