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Whitney Portal Area Evacuated due to Rockfall

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avatar Whitney Portal closed
June 24, 2020 02:49PM
Whitney Portal is currently closed. Campgrounds are being evacuated due to rockslide south of main parking lot. No injuries reported at this time.
Re: Whitney Portal closed
June 24, 2020 03:36PM
avatar Re: Whitney Portal closed
June 24, 2020 05:44PM
That very well could be the case.
avatar Whitney Portal Area Evacuated due to Rockfall
June 24, 2020 05:46PM
Whitney Portal area is closed and campgrounds are being evacuated due to rockslide south of the main parking lot. No injuries reported at this time. It is unclear at this time if the main Mt Whitney trail has been affected. It is believed that this slide was triggered by the recent 5.8 earthquake near the Lone Pine area.
  • Onion Valley Road: open, no reported damage
  • Horseshoe Meadows Road: closed, debris/rocks in the road
  • Glacier Lodge Road: open, no reported damage
All visitors should avoid the Mt. Whitney area, including for exiting hikes. The area is unsafe.
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