This is a winter climb and all precautions should be taken to have a safe and succefull climb. Final decision will be made Friday morning after weather report is out. The weather and trail conditions are optimal for this time of the year. Cold weather gear, tents sleeping bag, ice axe, crampons are strongly suggested. There is Elevation mountaineering shop at Lone Pine with rentals and retail services.
Leave San Jose around 1:pm
Arrive Lone Pine Campground 7-8:pm
Lone Pine Ranger Station 8:30am obtain permits
Check equipment pack and head out to Whitney Portal 10:am
Start Hike to Trail Camp arrive around 4-5:30, Camp over night enjoy beautiful moon light and stars.
Up at 1:15 am Head out to summit no later than 2:am
Summit around: 6-7:am hopefully enjoy the sunrise at the highest peak in the lower 48.
Start descend 7-7:30am arrive Trail Camp 10- 10:30am
pack out and head back to Whitney Portal 2-3:pm
Leave Lone Pine and back to San Jose 10:30-11:30pm
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