Whitney Mountaineer Route (stand by for more photo's)

Here is my trip report on the portal store message board.

The following 151 photo's are taken by Eli, Todd and me (Matt) on June 26th and 27th, 2004. Pictures commented with (e) or (t) are from Eli's or Todd's camera. These pictures are commented in the order they were taken in case you're looking for a bit of a photo guide to the route. If you would like any of these pictures at full resolution, please email me and I'll give you the URL.

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30 miles before Lone Pine, smoke from a fire swept accross 395
30 miles before Lone Pine, smoke from a fire swept accross 395
Todd got up to Lone Pine early to get the permits for us! (t)
Todd got up to Lone Pine early to get the permits for us! (t)
5:00AM at Whitney Portal... WAKE UP!
5:00AM at Whitney Portal... WAKE UP!
There's a 5 AM now??
There's a 5 AM now??
Sun rise at the portal
Sun rise at the portal
Todd, Kevin, Eli and Matt hit the trail
Todd, Kevin, Eli and Matt hit the trail
Waaay in the background, you can see the Keeler needles and Whitney to their right.
Waaay in the background, you can see the Keeler needles and Whitney to their right.
Keeler needles and Whitney (e)
Keeler needles and Whitney (e)
Leaving the main trail (e)
Leaving the main trail (e)
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First water crossing (e)
First water crossing (e)
Todd's turn (e)
Todd's turn (e)
First water crossing on the Moutaineer Route
First water crossing on the Moutaineer Route
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(e)
You call this a trail?
You call this a trail?
The road in to the portal (e)
The road in to the portal (e)
2nd crossing on the way up to the Ebersbacher ledges
2nd crossing on the way up to the Ebersbacher ledges
Waterfall before the ledges
Waterfall before the ledges
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First traverse of the ledges (e)
First traverse of the ledges (e)
Looking down from the ledges (e)
Looking down from the ledges (e)
This fir tree serves as a good landmark from below (e)
This fir tree serves as a good landmark from below (e)
Looking up the canyon from the ledges (e)
Looking up the canyon from the ledges (e)
You mean we're not done climbing? (e)
You mean we're not done climbing? (e)
Matt climbing the first section of the ledges (e)
Matt climbing the first section of the ledges (e)
Todd watching the pro... j/k (e)
Todd watching the pro... j/k (e)
Todd and Eli climbing the ledges
Todd and Eli climbing the ledges
Line forms to your right... (e)
Line forms to your right... (e)
Alpine flowers
Alpine flowers
Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills from the top of the ledges (e)
Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills from the top of the ledges (e)
Todd takes a moment to enjoy the view (e)
Todd takes a moment to enjoy the view (e)
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Stream crossing just past the ledges
Stream crossing just past the ledges
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Almost to Lower Boy Scout Lake (e)
Almost to Lower Boy Scout Lake (e)
Lower Boy Scout lake, Clyde Meadows and Mt. Whitney in the far background
Lower Boy Scout lake, Clyde Meadows and Mt. Whitney in the far background
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Eli points out our destination from LBSL (e)
Eli points out our destination from LBSL (e)


LBSL from the base of Clyde Meadow (e)
LBSL from the base of Clyde Meadow (e)
same location looking up towards the meadow (e)
same location looking up towards the meadow (e)
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Kevin enjoys the view after another good climb (e)
Kevin enjoys the view after another good climb (e)
Heading up the slabs to the right of Clyde Meadow (e)
Heading up the slabs to the right of Clyde Meadow (e)
Waterfall in Clyde Meadow (and bushwhacking if you don't climb the slabs)
Waterfall in Clyde Meadow (and bushwhacking if you don't climb the slabs)
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Leaving the valley just after Clyde Meadow and before Upper Boy Scout Lake (e)
Leaving the valley just after Clyde Meadow and before Upper Boy Scout Lake (e)
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Nasty climb up from Upper Boy Scout Lake on the way to Iceberg Lake
Nasty climb up from Upper Boy Scout Lake on the way to Iceberg Lake