Trip & Hike Planning, June 1-4 2014 (Mt. Whitney, Yosemite & Mammoth)

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With the low snow levels this year, we were hoping to hike Mt. Whitney June 3-4 with just hiking poles and microspikes. With some late season snow storms, the snow is sticking around longer than expected, so we need to come up with some alternates to Mt. Whitney. Here are a few ideas, including the plan for Whitney itself.

June 1st

Arrive @ Mammoth Mountain Inn (elevation 9,000 ft), spend night


June 2-4 (Option 1, Mt. Whitney)

June 2
Family can hike or stay at Mammoth
AM – hike option 1

AM- hike option 2

PM

  • 6 PM – Drive to Mono Lake (40 mins), watch sunset
  • Spend night @ Mammoth

June 3

  • 1 PM – Guys Dropped Off at Whitney Trail
  • PM – Family stays in Lone Pine

June 4

  • 12-2 PM – Guys picked up @ trailhead

June 2-4 (Option 2, Mt. Dana & White Mountain Peak)

June 2
AM

PM

  • 6 PM – Drive to Mono Lake (40 mins), watch sunset
  • Spend night @ Mammoth

June 3

  • 4 PM – Guys drop off family in Bishop (hotel), drive to Barcroft Gate
  • Guys car camp @ Barcroft Gate

June 4


June 2-4 (Option 3, Mt. Langley)

Family can hike or stay at Mammoth
AM – hike option 1

AM- hike option 2

PM

  • 6 PM – Drive to Mono Lake (40 mins), watch sunset
  • Spend night @ Mammoth

June 3

  • 1 PM – Guys Dropped Off at Cottonwood Lakes trailhead, hike in 7-8 miles, setup camp for the night.
  • PM – Family stays in Lone Pine

June 4

Contact Info:

Eastern Sierra InterAgency Visitor Center
US 395 & SR136 Lone Pine, CA 93545
(760) 876-6222

White Mountain Ranger District
798 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 873-2500

Mammoth Mountain Inn
1 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(760) 934-2581

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bishop
636 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 872-2423

BEST WESTERN PLUS Frontier Motel
1008 S Main Street Lone Pine, California, 93545-3010
(760) 876-5571