Event limited to 24 total.
Whitney is a stunning and beautiful place aside from the Summit. Sadly many do not appreciate it as they merely use it as a drop spot before going up towards summit.
For this we will head out in the AM and you will see the trail in the light. We will go only as far as Lone Pine Lake. This is normally a 5 mile round trip. On the way down (so about 4 miles) we will turn and have the option of going up to Lower Boy Scout Lake (about 2 miles up). Then back to camp.
This is intended to get you to feel and see the area and there is not the pressure of summiting, or starting at a crazy time of night. Many do not appreciate the start and the lower parts, as they are looking only at the top. Many pass by the stunning-ness of Lone Pine Lake looking only at the top.
We are going on this to either train for summit or to take it slow and appreciate the stunning area as it is.
We will have a private area all to ourselves. There is rushing snowmelt river/creek with tall shady pines. Running water.
Cute campground with other moderate and difficult day hikes close
We are also close to visit to The Alabama Hills, Mansanar and Fossil Falls.
Arrive Friday in the evening. Get there when you can. No set arrival time. The earliest we can be in the campsite is 4PM.
Sat: Hike Whitney Trail up to Lone Pine Lake. Then optional to Lower Boy Scout Lake.
Sunday has several options:
Alabama Hills, Ancient Bristlecone Forrest Mansanar, Fossil Falls
This is intended as Whitney for everybody trip. It is a Camping for first timers.
No matter who you are, . .you can come. We will go slow and easy. Nobody is left behind. This is for fun and community. Not for bragging rights.
Kids are OK. But super young is not ideal. Dogs are fine too.
You do not need a permit to make it up to Lone Pine Lake.
Whitney is a place that is on everybody’s bucket list. We are going on this one not to Summit, . . but for fun.
Hence the title: Whitney for Fun!!
Add in Alabama Hills and add in Mansaar and Fossil Falls, . . . this is a getaway.
You are responsible for food and drinks (with people having so many food needs it only makes sense)
FULL Covid protocols in force at all times.
Whitney: The tallest location in the Continental US. Whitney is over 14,000 (we are not going up that for this meetup).
Alabama Hills once you see this place you will never camp at Joshua Tree again. AND every movie you can imagine filmed there. Tremors, Django, Ganga Din. Lone Ranger, Galaxy Quest, And on and on.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCCMs9tx2yM or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK-JeZ-99sY or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2x2tSP3beM
Mansanar: One of the internment camps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYTvbo238Sc
Fossil Falls is the former drainage of the Owens Lake. It slinked out thru a recent Lava Flow. . . . and the falls sculpted and carved the area. The river course changed and now you have a Waterfall that is frozen in time or Fossil Falls
Only 3 1/2 hrs from LA (or less if you drive faster)
What if I have a +1 or +whatever? Cost is Per Person. Just do the payment link a 2nd or 3rd time.
Event is rain or shine.
Refund if requested 4 weeks before event start. If cancel less than 4 weeks 100% Full Credit be applied to ANY future event we run.
We do have other fun events planned. See the full calendar.
Our events fill early due to quality sites with amenities. Curated or guided hikes& adventures.
Dogs ok at campsite and on trail.
Cats: that’s your call.
This is a great beginner or first-timer trip.
Lone Pine Lake
California, CA, US