Popular Trips in Sequoia National Park
Mt. Whitney Summit (Day Hike)
Lone Pine, California, United States
It was a 7.5 hour drive from San Jose to Whitney Portal Trailhead. I got 3.5 hours of sleep. We woke up, packed up the tent, had a light breakfast, and left the trailhead around 3:30 a.m. We enjoyed the scenery and had lunch below the switchbacks where we also refilled our water supply. We got to the summit around 1:30 p.m. It took 10 hours to get to the top and about...
Hike to Success Lake
Olancha, California, United States
This hike was to celebrate the summit of Mt. Whitney.My topo GPS did not have a name for the lake, so we named it "Success".Later, I discovered it was called "Cottonwood Lake No. 1".I think that's a pretty dull, uninspiring name. I like our name better.The hike isn't very stenuous at all. Mostly flat with more aggressive switchbacks at the end which actually is much better, since it's less boring.There are a...
Black Rock Trailhead to Little Whitney Meadow
Ponderosa, California, United States
Part of a pack trip we took that started at Black Rock, down to Casa Vieja Meadow, through Beer Keg to Red Rock around Indian Head, over Goonie Ridge and down to Cold Meadows. Out of Cold Meadow on a little used trail up West Stringer and down to Volcano Meadow, Cinder Dome and the Malpais. Then around the Malpais, by the Little Whitney Cow Camp, down Tunnel, through Ramshaw Meadows to...
Whitney Portal, California, United States
Total mileage for the hike was about 22 miles. My phone had poor reception, so some of the mileage was lost. The hike took us about 16 hrs total. ________________________Our goal was to start the hike at 3 am, summit in 9 hours, spend 1 hour on the summit and take 6 hours hiking down. I got the time table for landmarks along the hike from a book called "One Best Hike: Mt...