Climbing Mt Whitney

Climbing Mt  Whitney

From 14,491' to 14,505'—Mt. Whitney's elevation has been readjusted more than
once since its first recorded climb in 1873 By Wynne Benti Since Climbing Mt.
Whitney was first published almost a halfcentury ago, its "accepted" elevation has
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Author: Peter Croft

Publisher: Spotted Dog Press

ISBN: 9781893343160

Category: Sports & Recreation

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People travel from all over the world to stand on the summit of Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States. Miles of rugged granitic terrain, blue-green lakes, and impressive ridges are just some of the awesome vistas awaiting those who make it to the top. Peter Croft, winner of the American Alpine Club’s Underhill Award for outstanding achievement in mountaineering, has updated this new edition for every level of climber: how to get the most out of your conditioning; prepping for overnight trips; day hiking the main Whitney Trail; the North Fork approach; Whitney from other passes; cross-country routes; and challenging technical routes for advanced climbers. Now, written and published in Bishop, California, Climbing Mt. Whitney has sold more copies than any other guide to the peak, standing on its own merits as one of the best Whitney trail guides of all time. Approved by the USFS.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Mount Whitney

Mount Whitney

(Their boss, Josiah Dwight Whitney, was a professor of geology at Harvard and
chief of the California State Geological Survey from 1860 to 1874.) In 1871 King
again attempted to climb Mount Whitney but failed. Proclaiming to the world that ...

Author: Paul Richins, Jr.

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594850429

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 251

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With complete descriptions of 17 routes to the summit of Mount Whitney and three new hiking routes, the second edition of Mount Whitney is the most comprehensive guide to summiting the highest point in the contiguous United States. The new edition also includes a thorulgh examination of the planning, preparation and physical training/conditioning necessary for a safe and successful climb, as well as an udpated discussion of wilderness permit requirements.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Climbing California s Fourteeners

Climbing California s Fourteeners

The quickest and easiest way to climb Mount Muir is via the Whitney Portal Trail
that passes within a few feet of Mount Muir's summit on its way to Mount Whitney.
In fact, if you're planning on climbing Mount Whitney, making the short detour to ...

Author: Stephen Porcella

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 0898865557

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 269

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California's 14,000-foot peaks are altogether different from those in Colorado or Washington. In most cases they are steep, sheer-walled spires found in remote, pristine wilderness areas. Porcella and Burns have spent years climbing many of the listed routes and have extensively researched all others to create the only route guide that includes several options for each fourteener. Each mountain description includes access, history, and details such as difficulty ratings and gear recommendations.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Mount Whitney

Mount Whitney

If identifying and actually climbing the true Mount Whitney for the first time was a
challenge, establishing its official name was a vexing problem as well. In The
Story of Inyo, W.A. Chalfant writes, “'Old' Mount Whitney bore the name for three
or ...

Author: Christopher Langley

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738595368

Category: History

Page: 127

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Features captioned, archival photographs of Mount Whitney, showing the natural history and recreational uses of the area.
Categories: History

Mt Whitney Club Journal

Mt  Whitney Club Journal

CLIMBING MT . WHITNEY . By EMILY F. STEWART . * AUGUS UGUST 19 , 1899
, we made the ascent of Mt. Whitney . We arose early , for we expected to start
from our camp at Crabtree Meadows at 8:30 , but the horses ran away , and we ...

Author: Mt. Whitney Club, Visalia, Calif

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025701157

Category: Whitney, Mount (Calif.)

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Categories: Whitney, Mount (Calif.)

Mount Whitney

Mount Whitney

This hiking guide is the definitive, most complete resource-not just to the Mount Whitney Trail, but to those others as well.

Author: Paul Richins

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 0898867665

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

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Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the lower forty- eight states, is one of the West's ultimate climbing and hiking destinations. In addition to the popular climb to the top via the Mount Whitney Trail, there are also less- crowded trails to the summit that traverse some of the most stunning terrain imaginable. This hiking guide is the definitive, most complete resource-not just to the Mount Whitney Trail, but to those others as well.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Hot Showers Soft Beds and Dayhikes in the Sierra

Hot Showers  Soft Beds  and Dayhikes in the Sierra

From the communities along U.S. Highway 395 in Owens Valley, side roads rise
swiftly past mountain lodgings to some of the ... In 1871, King tried to climb Mt.
Whitney but picked the wrong peak; he ascended instead what is now Mt.
Langley ...

Author: Kathy Morey

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899975569

Category: Travel

Page: 338

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With this book in hand, hikers can spend their days wandering in wildflower meadows, hiking to cragged peaks, or swimming in cobalt-blue lakes in the Sierra Nevada, and then settle into a deck chair at sunset to enjoy the alpenglow. Hot Showers, Soft Beds, & Dayhikes in the Sierra describes 112 carefully chosen dayhikes in Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, John Muir, Ansel Adams, Desolation, and Emigrant wilderness areas, and more. Many hikes have easy-through-strenuous options, and every hike listed is in close proximity to one or more quality accommodations (over 80 cabins, B&Bs, motels, lodges, guest ranches, and resorts are described).
Categories: Travel

Day and Section Hikes John Muir Trail

Day and Section Hikes  John Muir Trail

Mount. Whitney. Scenery: ,,,,, Trail condition: ,,,, Children: , Difficulty: ,,,,, Distance:
22 miles Hiking time: 1–3 days ... Trail Crest, Mount Whitney Anna Mills, the first
woman to climb Mount Whitney in 1878, wrote of her journey, Solitude: , “I can ...

Author: Kathleen Dodge Doherty

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 9780897329637

Category: Travel

Page: 160

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The John Muir Trail runs a spectacular 211 miles from Yosemite Valley to the foot of Mount Whitney, crossing through Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks, the Inyo National Forest, and the Devils Postpile National Monument. This guide has descriptions for six day hikes, five overnight hikes, and the entire trail in six sections, and includes transit and lodging information, altitude profiles, a GPS-based trail map, and ratings for scenery, trail condition, difficulty, accessibility for children, and solitude.
Categories: Travel

Confessions of a Weekend Warrior Rock Climbing Stories

Confessions of a Weekend Warrior  Rock Climbing Stories

I had rock climbed before, and had been up Mt. Whitney as well, but had never
done anything of the magnitude to which I had just committed. If this asinine
dream were to have a snowballs chance in hell of morphing to reality, we would
need ...

Author: Matt Artz

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304063014

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Journal

Journal

“A little later, in July, 1864, Clarence King made a resolute but unsuccessful
attempt to climb Mount Whitney, and really succeeded in reaching a point on the
mountain only some two hundred or three hundred feet below the summit, when
he ...

Author: California. Legislature

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105001112544

Category: California

Page:

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Categories: California

Annual Report of the State Mineralogist for the Year Ending

Annual Report of the State Mineralogist for the Year Ending

A little later , in July , 1864 , Clarence King made a resolute but unsuccessful
attempt to climb Mount Whitney , and really succeeded in reaching a point on the
mountain only some two hundred or three hundred feet below the summit , when
he ...

Author: California State Mining Bureau

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858027076029

Category: Geology

Page:

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Categories: Geology

Journals of the Legislature of the State of California

Journals of the Legislature of the State of California

A little later , in July , 1864 , Clarence King made a resolute but unsuccessful
attempt to climb Mount Whitney , and really succeeded in reaching a point on the
mountain only some two hundred or three hundred feet below the summit , when
he ...

Author: California. Legislature

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0003126752

Category: California

Page:

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Categories: California

California Journal of Mines and Geology

California Journal of Mines and Geology

A little later , in July , 1864 , Clarence King made a resolute but unsuccessful
attempt to climb Mount Whitney , and really succeeded in reaching a point on the
mountain only some two hundred or three hundred feet below the summit , when
he ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015076342925

Category: Geology

Page:

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Categories: Geology

Triumph of the Spirit

Triumph of the Spirit

... Mt. Whitney. I accepted the challenge of climbing this mountain to assess my
level of self—awareness. ... Having never climbed a mountain before my Mt.
Whitney experience, I put my spiritual philosophy to a direct test. How it served
me in ...

Author: Lionel D. Lyles

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595157914

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

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One of the most formidable tasks that an individual faces today is to learn this simple truth: That is, life is a journey of self-realization. "Getting" thoughts create barriers that prohibit understanding. An affected person is unconsciously misled to believe that the only reality that exists is the one experienced by the five senses. As such, spirituality is reduced to a mechanical affair, where the soul is bound and heaven is perceived as being a distant place that is unexperienceable until after death. The message contained in this book illuminates the idea "heaven is a choice, and it can be experienced NOW." To claim this miracle for self, it is necessary to re-work the thoughts in the mind. Those that create what is not wanted must be "let go," and, as a mother bear protects her cub, one must guard the thoughts allowed into the mind. Taking personal responsibility is at the heart of this self-work. This personal revolution is a process. Any courageous enough to claim it can expect to create the following: intimate social relationships, responsive political systems, schools that teach children Who They Are, and loving families.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Backpacking with the Saints

Backpacking with the Saints

Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice Belden C. Lane. their rope are that much
closer ... As I think back on my failure to climb Mt. Whitney, I find comfort in the fact
that John Muir didn't make it on his first try either. On the morning of October 15, ...

Author: Belden C. Lane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199927821

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Carrying only basic camping equipment and a collection of the world's great spiritual writings, Belden C. Lane embarks on solitary spiritual treks through the Ozarks and across the American Southwest. For companions, he has only such teachers as Rumi, John of the Cross, Hildegard of Bingen, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Thomas Merton, and as he walks, he engages their writings with the natural wonders he encounters--Bell Mountain Wilderness with Søren Kierkegaard, Moonshine Hollow with Thich Nhat Hanh--demonstrating how being alone in the wild opens a rare view onto one's interior landscape, and how the saints' writings reveal the divine in nature. The discipline of backpacking, Lane shows, is a metaphor for a spiritual journey. Just as the wilderness offered revelations to the early Desert Christians, backpacking hones crucial spiritual skills: paying attention, traveling light, practicing silence, and exercising wonder. Lane engages the practice not only with a wide range of spiritual writings--Celtic, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Hindu, and Sufi Muslim--but with the fascination of other lovers of the backcountry, from John Muir and Ed Abbey to Bill Plotkin and Cheryl Strayed. In this intimate and down-to-earth narrative, backpacking is shown to be a spiritual practice that allows the discovery of God amidst the beauty and unexpected terrors of nature. Adoration, Lane suggests, is the most appropriate human response to what we cannot explain, but have nonetheless learned to love. An enchanting narrative for Christians of all denominations, Backpacking with the Saints is an inspiring exploration of how solitude, simplicity, and mindfulness are illuminated and encouraged by the discipline of backcountry wandering, and of how the wilderness itself becomes a way of knowing-an ecology of the soul.
Categories: Religion

Hiking the Trail of Truth

Hiking the Trail of Truth

He returned to Mt. Whitney within a week from the town of Independence and
started his climb, spending the first night camped among sagebrush at a low
elevation. The next day he hiked up the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek and spent
that ...

Author: Mark Stephen Taylor

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781607914075

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 332

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The desire to know God is universal-we want to understand our connection. Have you ever hiked the high mountains or explored the deserts of the American southwest? Have you wandered inquisitively through a thick forest, or just sat down beside a rushing stream? Have you pondered the intricate design of a flower or discovered the water canals in a single blade of grass? Have you considered the majesty of the birds or the way of the animals? The greatest Artist in all the universe created each of these things. They know the Artist and can teach you how deeply He cares for you as a human being. You are about to embark on an illuminating journey in the company of author Mark Stephen Taylor. A former California police officer, educated in criminal psychology, geology, and now a Biblical teacher and counselor, Mark offers us unique insights into the profound attributes of God, through His creation. He also enlightens us, with intense honesty, regarding who we are, what we are, and where we're going. He helps us to understand our purpose in life. Through his own autobiography He hikes us over a diversity of terrain, allowing us to make personal discoveries beyond any expectation. Hiking the Trail of Truth is the adventure of a lifetime. If you have what it takes to endure the journey it will be remarkably well worth your time. Whether you are an artist, a scientist, a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher, a preacher, an executive, an office worker or a laborer of any kind-no matter what your calling in life-you will be both physically and spiritually nourished by this hike. Do you enjoy hiking? Well, what are you waiting for? Come along-let's do it! Summary by Sandra M. Eisenhower, Artist, Petaluma, CA.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences

Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences

Mount Whitney , having “ its perpendicular face turned toward the east , " looks
from Lone Pine like a pretty sharp ... Again , the peak we climbed is not cut
anywhere near to the centre by cañons , either numerous or steep , on the south
or ...

Author: California Academy of Sciences

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015039397859

Category: Science

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"Catalogue of the Library to January 1, 1889," 91 p., appended to 2d ser., v. 1; "Additions" in 2d ser., v. 2-3.
Categories: Science

Essays on Ethics Social Behaviour and Scientific Explanation

Essays on Ethics  Social Behaviour  and Scientific Explanation

not normally say that climbing Mount Whitney is a means to climbing the highest
mountain in California, because my climbing of Mount Whitney does not causally
lead to a climbing of the highest mountain. Rather, it already is a climbing of the ...

Author: J.C. Harsanyi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401093279

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

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When John Harsanyi came to Stanford University as a candidate for the Ph.D., I asked him why he was bothering, since it was most un likely that he had anything to learn from us. He was already a known scho lar; in addition to some papers in economics, the first two papers in this vol ume had already been published and had dazzled me by their originality and their combination of philosophical insight and technical competence. However, I am very glad I did not discourage him; whether he learned any thing worthwhile I don't know, but we all learned much from him on the foundations of the theory of games and specifically on the outcome of bar gaining. The central focus of Harsanyi's work has continued to be in the theory of games, but especially on the foundations and conceptual problems. The theory of games, properly understood, is a very broad approach to social interaction based on individually rational behavior, and it connects closely with fundamental methodological and substantive issues in social science and in ethics. An indication of the range of Harsanyi's interest in game the ory can be found in the first paper of Part B -though in fact his owncontri butions are much broader-and in the second paper the applications to the methodology of social science. The remaining papers in that section show more specifically the richness of game theory in specific applications.
Categories: Social Science