So you’re thinking of backpacking Mount Whitney, huh? It’s a crazy hike, but very well worth it!
If you’re looking for tips for planning, and hiking or backpacking Mount Whitney, and a general sense of what to expect on your trek, you’ve come to the right place. Below, are a few posts with tips, details, and helpful information on backpacking Mount Whitney from my trek that I hope will help make yours a success – happy hiking!
Information on Backpacking Mount Whitney
Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain peak in the lower 48 states. At 14,505 feet, it stands in the Sierra Nevada mountain range right West of the small town of Lone Pine, California. With its increasing popularity over the last few years, they have had to add a lottery for backpacking Mount Whitney via the Portal route, which goes from the Whitney Portal to the summit and back down.
Following, you’ll find information to help guide you along your way – from planning, to getting there, and on to the actual trek. Whether you decide to do it as a day hike, or backpack, you’ll be well prepared to make a successful summit to the top!
- Tips and information, from planning, to cooking, to hiking at altitude.
- Four day detailed account of my trek from Horseshoe Meadows to the Whitney summit, and down the Whitney Portal: