Hiking Mt. Whitney Trail, Sierra Nevada, California

The Mount Whitney Trail is a trail is a very popular mountain hiking trail in California. It starts at Whitney Portal, 13 miles (21 km) west of the town of Lone Pine. The hike is about 22 mi (35 km) round trip, with an elevation gain of over 6,100 feet (1,860 m). The access to the trail is restricted by quotas from May to October, each year.
Almost anyone in good physical shape has a good chance of hiking to the summit.Mount WhitneyClimbing up from Whitney Portal to Lone Pine Lake.
Mount WhitneyAt the beginning of route #6.
Mount Whitney with four NeedlesThe four “Needles” in the middle of the view, with Mt. Whitney barely visible on the upper middle right.
Mt Whitney trailOn the trail, with the forest close to Lone Pine Lake.
Lone Pine LakeThe Lone Pine Lake.
Lone Pine LakeLone Pine Lake, from a different angle.
To Outpost CampClimbing up to Outpost Camp from Lone Pine Lake, the trail is full of boulders.
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