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Mt Whitney - Current Conditions

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Jose Gutierrez · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 26

Has anyone been up there recently, and know the amount of snow on approach/climb/descent? Thank you

Susan S · · Bay Area, CA · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 0

Are you asking about the standard Whitney trail? Was there last weekend (6/23-24), and there's two patches of snow: (1) by cables, and (2) trail crest. Both are melting out quickly and have bomber boot packs. No need to bring any traction devices or axes.

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Sarah Angle · · San Francisco, CA · Joined Aug 2017 · Points: 0

I was up on the Mountaineers' Route this weekend (6/30). No snow on the approach to Iceberg Lake. Small amount of snow in the Chute and at the top of the Mountaineers', but it's easy (and advisable) to avoid. Crampons & ice axes not needed. 

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