I don’t usually do this but I believe this may be worthwhile to many of my readers and fellow hikers. A friend of mine with an expansive knowledge and amount of experience hiking Mount Whitney has begun his own hiking blog/website, Mount Whitney Quest. Give it a glance, I promise you won’t be disappointed! -Matt
got out for a nice, leisurely hike today with my friend natalie. we did the standard route from icehouse canyon trailhead to the saddle via icehouse (not chapman trail). ’twas beautiful out – about 72 and sunny. If you haven’t done this trail before, I’d recommend it. Even if you’re not a huge hiker, doing just a mile of this trail is beautiful, especially with the autumn colors (see pictures). Otherwise, the distance is a hair over 7 miles or so with a gentle elevation gain throughout.
-springs are all cooking pretty well right now
-trail was crowded, but its still a peaceful place and most other hikers are way cool and respectful.
-ran into a ranger at the trailhead. he was cleaning out the stalls. one of the nicest, coolest rangers i’ve ever come across. it’s always fun to meet cool people.