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UER Forum > Private Boards Index > The great outdoors > Mount Whitney (Viewed 1853 times)
DawnPatrol 


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Mount Whitney
< on 9/23/2015 4:56 AM >
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We didn't actually climb it, just went to the area and looked around a bit since I'd never been there. I would love to go back and climb to the top some day though (and hopefully not die of elevation sickness :/ ).


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and a bonus shot from the desert further north and across the way


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Re: Mount Whitney
< Reply # 1 on 9/29/2015 1:16 PM >
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Great photos! What were your settings on the waterfall photo?




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Re: Mount Whitney
< Reply # 2 on 9/29/2015 4:11 PM >
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Thanks! Not sure which one you mean because there's two waterfall shots, but you can click any of the photos and it'll take you to flickr and show the exif data.




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Re: Mount Whitney
< Reply # 3 on 11/11/2015 3:49 PM >
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Gina,

Some really nice shots in there! Keep shooting and sharing. You have an "eye" for composition.

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Re: Mount Whitney
< Reply # 4 on 11/11/2015 8:55 PM >
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Thanks Abby, glad you like them. If you're following the Underground 2015 facebook event I should be posted some from that up soon too.




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Re: Mount Whitney
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I really like that first waterfall shot (second pic in) Smoothing out the water makes them look so serene




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Thanks! That's actually the first waterfall I've shot using that technique. Waterfalls are very interesting because depending on how you photograph them, they can appear serene or chaotic. Personally, I like to switch it up and I don't think the long exposures work on all waterfall shots. This one in particular I'm glad I captured the motion of:






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< Reply # 7 on 10/17/2016 5:07 AM >
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+1 For climbing it if you ever get the chance.

I would highly recommend doing a 2-3 day event. The hike from the Portal to the summit and back down again is fairly easy without snow if you start early but that elevation can really hit hard. Found myself with a major headache about a mile from the summit, pushed through and made it but it didn't go away until the treeline on the way back down.

Started at 0100, summited at 0830, departed summit at 0915, and was back in the parking lot at 1730. Took longer to get back down on account of the altitude sickness.

Permits can be kinda a pain to get. I just showed up for a day permit last minute figuring if it didnt work out there was a lot of other cool stuff in the area to do that would have made the drive worth it anyways. So late in the season, they had fourty-some extra permits to give out that hadn't been made available online.

Weather was perfect, albeit a bit cold at the top.

My flash uploader isn't working ATM, but hopefully I'll get back around to putting some pictures up soon




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Re: Mount Whitney
< Reply # 8 on 10/21/2016 1:24 AM >
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Pictures from mah trip Still couldnt get the flash uploader to work so I resized from some online program that botched the job pretty well.



Here is the war bike all loaded up. The trip back to San Diego was long and filled with road construction but I think I'd do it again, hell, maybe even this weekend The peak of Whitney lies between the helmet and backpack.


Starting the hike at 1:00am payed off considering I made it to the top of the "99 switchbacks" a few minutes before sunrise.



Awesome shot of one of the surrounding lakes.



Peering through the glorious (and super windy) "windows" into the East valley.



Finally at the summit. It was astoundingly cold at the top and for the section of trail that was on the back half (West facing part) of the mountain. From frozen Camelbak tubes back to shorts and T-shirt weather in only a few miles.



Reflecting while looking at one of the ridges on the way back down after getting closer into the treeline.




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< Reply # 9 on 1/29/2017 6:09 AM >
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love that 'windows' shot. Gorgeous view! I have not summited the mountain yet, but I would love to!




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