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Looking for Hiking Partner to hike Mt Whitney Summer 2010
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Greg Mareno
(gregmareno@msn.com) - F
Looking for Hiking Partner to hike Mt Whitney Summer 2010 on 10/24/2009 07:55:18 MDT Print View

I'd like to do this trip, unfortunately nobody in my circle of friends is interested. I want to do it, but not alone. There is safety in numbers.

I'm really not interested in a hiking club (got two young kids - no time), just to meet a person or group who plan to go up and go with them. Just want to find a group to go with, talk to, stratagize with, make plans and....hike the mountain.

I live in Ventura County, married with children, and keep in good shape.

This is something I've always wanted to do, and I see it every time I drive up the 395 and say to myself...one day.

Well, that day will come in the summer of 2010, I'd just like to do it with others.

If no posts, I'd appreciate any advice from the veterans on this site as to where to find such a person or group.

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
whitney on 10/29/2009 09:50:10 MDT Print View

don't worry too much about it. it's a long, but not difficult, hike up a good trail to the top.

and you can't POSSIBLY be alone on it. you'll likely have 50 other people at the summit with you.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: whitney on 10/29/2009 15:11:42 MDT Print View

"don't worry too much about it. it's a long, but not difficult, hike up a good trail to the top.

and you can't POSSIBLY be alone on it. you'll likely have 50 other people at the summit with you."

++1

Go for it!! When you start depending on the presence of others, you trip frequency will go south in a hurry.

Robert Perkins
(rp3957)

Locale: The Sierras
Mt. Whitney on 12/12/2009 22:57:29 MST Print View

Greg, I will be starting my JMT hike next August at the Whitney Portal, you could hike that portion with me, provided we can obtain permits in the Whitney Lottery. I am looking at early to mid August and will be putting in for multiple alternate dates on application. There is a plethora of info at Inyo National Forest website on the Whitney Lottery system. I wouldn't be worried too much about bears, unless your camping in the parking lot, but the marmots at Trailcrest and trail camp will chew through packs and tents to get to food. The trail is well maintained, but don't underestimate altitude sickness. Do some training hikes at altitude if possible to give yourself a better chance at finishing. Robert.

Frank Deland
(rambler)

Locale: On the AT in VA
Whitney from the West on 12/16/2009 09:21:13 MST Print View

Sorry. I mis-read...your time is limited.

Edited by rambler on 12/16/2009 09:51:16 MST.