This past weekend ( July 10th, and 11th ) I finally got a chance to climb Mt Whitey. I tried to climb this mountain 2 years ago and between the “Government Shutdown”, and then unexpected level of snow my friends and I only made it to the 12,000 foot level, which is still a great hike. This year a buddy of mine and his friends already had a permit, but without any extra room on it so I decided to see what it was like to get a walk in permit, a royal pain in the ass ! The only reason I was able to get a permit this year was a combination of the Recreation.gov web page I plastered to my home screen on my iPhone and checked constantly ( that’s how I discovered that a couple of permits had opened up at the last minute) and some really gnarly weather that probally scared some people off and allowed those permits to open up.
If you ever want to test yourself as a hiker and see the eastern sierras in their splendor, this is a great hike for you.
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