[pct-l] New this year: changes in the Mt. Whitney area

Paint YW paintyourwagonhikes at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 21:22:10 CST 2018

In 2019, PCT long-distance permit holders can still access Mt. Whitney from
the west (where the PCT is). The old “add-on” Mt. Whitney permit for the
east side that provided access down the Mt. Whitney Trail to Whitney Portal
has been eliminated. Local agencies can still issue permits for access to
and from Whitney Portal. Please read more about what you need to know about
access to Mt. Whitney here

Here’s what you need to know about Mt. Whitney

PCT long-distance permit holders *are allowed to day hike from the PCT to
the summit of Mt. Whitney* and back to the PCT.

Due to high alpine camping impact concerns, PCT long-distance permit
holders *are NOT allowed to camp east of the Crabtree Ranger Station*– that
includes no camping at Guitar Lake or on the mountain itself. Nor are you
allowed to descend the east side of the mountain via the Whitney Trail to
Whitney Portal.

Horses, mules and other stock are not permitted beyond the base of the
switchbacks on Mt. Whitney.
No PCT long-distance permits will be issued for trips starting, ending or
resupplying at Whitney Portal. To hike that section, you will need to get a
permit from a local land management agency

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New this year: changes in the Mt. Whitney area

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