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avatar The Mt. Whitney experience
July 17, 2009 07:03PM
The Mt. Whitney experience is more than climbing to the summit and then spending several days recuperating, it is a wilderness adventure that is in stark contrast to the urban forest where most of us live our lives.

http://www.examiner.com/x-16034-LA-Mountaineering-Examiner~y2009m7d13-The-Mt-Whitney-experience
avatar Re: The Mt. Whitney experience
July 17, 2009 08:51PM
Just go do it without the prose. The hike is amazing, it leaps out of the desert and dares you.
avatar Re: The Mt. Whitney experience
July 17, 2009 08:52PM
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Vince
The hike is amazing

Perhaps you should try it sometime?
avatar Re: The Mt. Whitney experience
July 17, 2009 08:57PM
Sure, about in 2001, 02, 03, 04 and 05.

Been there, done that.
Re: The Mt. Whitney experience
July 24, 2009 04:02PM
Any pics you can supply us with V_I_N_C _E - D ?? other than the Photoshopped ones you got busted with?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/24/2009 04:08PM by BobbyLee.
Re: The Mt. Whitney experience
July 17, 2009 09:59PM
Why oh why do they keep doing that? When I climbed Mt Whitney the mountaineers route it was before the Internet. And yes, the couple behind me practically danced and kissed me when I told them I wasn't getting a permit for the trail. Yes that was back in the good old days when you could wait in line at 5 am and I was at the front of the line.

I had a good time up there but going down the trail after getting to the top was a real let down. Lots of hikers who were not feeling good. The bad smell from the toilets. There were no wag bags back then. When I got down I thought now I've done the damn thing, I'm never coming back. Well now we have another person talking up Mt. Whitney like that's just what we need. Any thing to make a buck I guess and to add to one's journalism resume. All at the expense of the mountain and the people who go up.

I think people should go up. I think they should get all excited and everything. But only if they seek it out on their own. Not from another article.
avatar Re: The Mt. Whitney experience
July 17, 2009 10:06PM
Tis the season? They just had a spread about Whitney in the Sacramento Bee last week...in deference to rightstar76, I wont bother posting the link wink
avatar Re: The Mt. Whitney experience
July 18, 2009 06:31AM
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Bee
Tis the season? They just had a spread about Whitney in the Sacramento Bee last week...in deference to rightstar76, I wont bother posting the link wink

You got that right! Supposed to be 100+ in Lone Pine this week...and mid 60s at the summit. Maybe I'll see you down there, I'll be in Mammoth/Postpile today till Friday. Cya!
avatar Re: The Mt. Whitney experience
July 18, 2009 09:17AM
Doug Sr., posted 112 in Ridgecrest!
avatar Re: The Mt. Whitney experience
July 18, 2009 01:05PM
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Bee
Doug Sr., posted 112 in Ridgecrest!

Why do they call it Ridgecrest? There's no ridge and no crest. It's in the middle of a valley. They should have kept it as Crumville.
avatar Re: The Mt. Whitney experience
July 18, 2009 03:47PM
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Bee
Doug Sr., posted 112 in Ridgecrest!

Why do they call it Ridgecrest? There's no ridge and no crest. It's in the middle of a valley. They should have kept it as Crumville.


You can see the ridge crest from there?
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=35.659528,-117.754211&spn=1.048838,1.738586&t=p&z=9



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/18/2009 03:48PM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: The Mt. Whitney experience
July 18, 2009 03:19PM
Wow -- I THOUGHT is was part of the mountain area (I have no idea where Ridgecrest is)
avatar Re: The Mt. Whitney experience
July 18, 2009 03:24PM
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Bee
(I have no idea where Ridgecrest is)

It's in the desert near the junction of SR 14 and US 395.
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