[pct-l] Trail Crest to Whitney Portal/ Lone Pine

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Tue May 19 11:55:05 CDT 2009

Whitney is very popular and I expect you will see other hikers even in mid June.
I think the ice axe is a wise precaution, because as you descend down
from Trail Crest you are on a northeast slope of the mountain that
tends to melt out much later than the western side PCT hikers come up
from Guitar Lake.
I don't think you will have any trouble getting a ride down to Lone
Pine, even with a ice axe.

On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 9:31 AM, Will M <jalan04 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the info.  I have opted to bring an ice axe.
> I'm still hoping that I won't need it but  I've decided to err on the side
> of caution.
> Just out of curiosity, will there likely be people climbing Whitney from the
> Portal in Mid June.
>  The last time I hiked Whitney, late September, there was a veritable conga
> line going up the mountain.
> Hopefully, carrying an ice axe won't hurt my hitchhiking odds going down the
> mountain.  :)

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