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WHITE MOUNTAIN PEAK---Eastern Sierra Camping & Hiking---2 nights, 3 days! This FRIDAY!

From: David N.
Sent on: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 6:46 PM

Dear Hikers & Campers,

Here is an event that might interest you happening this weekend:

Follow this link to sign up:

http://www.meetup.com/Wildcat-Adventure-Club/events/85934042/

-David N.

WHITE MOUNTAIN PEAK is an incomparable, surreal highpoint. The loftiest peak in the Great Basin and the third highest peak in California (only 245 feet lower than Mount Whitney). White Mountain Peak lies within Inyo National Forest near a famous bristlecone-pine forest. An old roadbed serves as the trail. The entire hike takes place above tre
eline amid a desolate, moonlike landscape. The trailhead elevation (11,650 ft.) exceeds the height of 50 of the California County summits!

ITINERARY:

FRIDAY-Day 1: Arrive at Grandview campsite, no arrivals after 9pm please.

SATURDAY-Day 2: Wake early to be on the trail around 7am for 15 mile, 2700ft. elevation gain hike to White Mountain Peak. This is a mostly a Class 1 maintained trail.

SUNDAY-Day 3: Drive home or choose to stay longer on Eastern Sierra.

FEE: $5 organizer fee.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This event is ideal for hikers with some experience at high altitude or fit hikers wanting experience at higher altitude. It’s not required to do the hike however so folks who just want to camp and do something else can attend also.

HOW TO SIGN-UP: You must answer the RSVP questions when you sign-up and join the waitlist. Thanks!

WHAT TO BRING: Everything necessary for two nights camping and for a strenuous day hike to White Mountain Peak. Study the links below for details regarding the hike to White Mountain Peak and Grandview campground.

MEALS: Participants are responsible for all their own meals.People generally share food around meals but everyone should be self-sufficient unless participants make plans to share. If you need to share a stove or similar items mention on the discussion board so others can respond.

WATER: Campsite has NO water available. Bring plenty of fluids for the hike to White Mountain Peak.

LINKS:

White Mountain Peak on Summitpost.org

White Mountain Peak Trip Report with Photos etc.

Grandview Campground Info.

Grandview Campground photos & more info.

Google Directions to Campsite.

Weather Report.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO GRANDVIEW CAMPGROUND: Cross the Sierra on highay 120 through Yosemite and then drive South on the 395 to the town of Big Pine. From Big Pine go east on Highway 168 approximately 12 miles. Turn left on White Mountain Road and drive 5 miles. The campground will be on your left. It’s about a 6 hour drive from the Bay Area.

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