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JMT Devil Postpile to Whitney Summit

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JMT- Devil's Postpile to Whitney Summit split cost of permit and shuttle from Whitney Portal to Mammoth

This is a rough itinerary and will change.

Group size: 6

Experience: Intermediate –Advanced-Strenuous

Depart: Sunday Morning July 20th Devil’s PostpileNational Monument Mammoth, CA

Return: Monday Evening August 4th (Shuttle from Whitney Portal to Mammoth)

Participants responsible for:

Transportation to Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center 1 Minaret Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Backpacking gear (backpack at least 55 liters, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, water purifier, water bottles, stove, insulating layers, rain gear, lighter/matches)

Food (will provide instructions for shipping resupply)

Optional camp site or hotel accommodations Saturday July 19

Organizer will provide: Permits, maps, and shuttle arrangements from Whitney Portal to Mammoth

Day 1- 14.1miles/elevation[masked]

8:30- Meet at Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center (Main Lodge) for long term parking and to board the mandatory shuttle to the trailhead. Shuttle stop #6 is Devils Postpile Visitor Center.

Day[masked] miles

Camp Purple Lake 14.1 miles or Lake Virginia 15.8 Miles

Day 2- 15.8 miles/elevation[masked]

*Silver Pass 10900

Camp Mono Creek Bridge

Day 3- 14.8 miles/elevation[masked]

*Sheldon Pass 10870

Camp Heart Lakes 14.8 or Sallie Keyes Lake 15.6

Day 4- 5.1miles or 10 miles/elevation[masked] ***Resupply Muir Ranch***

Pick up resupply containers at Muir Ranch

Options: End day at Muir Ranch or

Rest then continue to Camp at Aspen Meadows 4.9 miles

Day 5- 15.8 miles/elevation[masked]

Camp Evolution Lake

Day 6- 0 miles Layover day or 6.8 miles/elevation[masked]

Possible layover or late Departure

Camp Evolution Lake (2nd night) or

Camp Helen Lake 6.8 *Muir Pass 11955

Day 7- 13.1 miles/elevation[masked]

*Muir Pass 11955

Camp LeConte Ranger Station

Day 8- 10.7 miles /elevation[masked]

Camp Palisade Lakes

Day 9- 12 miles /elevation[masked]

*Mather Pass 12080

Camp Lake Marjorie

Day 10- 9.1 miles /elevation[masked]

*Pinchot Pass 12100

Camp South Fork Trail

Day 11- 11.1 miles /elevation[masked] *** Resupply Onion Valley***

*Glenn Pass 11980

Camp Kearsarge Pass Trail

Late departure

Day 12- 5.7 miles /elevation[masked]

Camp Center Basin Trail

Day 13- 8.5 miles /elevation[masked]

**Forester Pass 13200

Camp Shepherd Pass Trail

Day[masked] miles/elevation[masked]

Camp Creek to Guitar Lake

Day 15- 13.3 miles/ elevation[masked] **Summit Mt. Whitney**

Early Rise

***Mt. Whitney summit 14500

Camp Outpost Camp or hike to Whitney Portal

Day 16-1 mile/elevation[masked]

Hike to Whitney Portal

Shuttle: Whitney Portal to Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center

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