Mount Whitney Trail to Lone Pine Lake

Whitney, California

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Perched on a shelf with awesome views down a heavily glaciated canyon that gives name to Whitney Portal, Lone Pine Lake makes an excellent consolation prize for the hiker who does not have a permit to climb Mount Whitney.
Hiking The Sierra Nevada

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Hiking The Sierra Nevada

by Barry Parr (Falcon Guides)

Perched on a shelf with awesome views down a heavily glaciated canyon that gives name to Whitney Portal, Lone Pine Lake makes an excellent consolation prize for the hiker who does not have a permit to climb Mount Whitney.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Whitney
Distance: 5.6
Elevation Gain: 1,750 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3 hours.
Season: June through early October.
Trailhead Elevation: 8,350 feet
Top Elevation: 10,050 feet
Local Contacts: Inyo National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Mount Whitney, Mount Langley.
Topo Map: Mount Whitney Trail to Lone Pine Lake Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking The Sierra Nevada Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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8/5/2002

Good, well travelled trail to Lone Pine Lake. The view from the eastern rim of the lake is beautiful. If you have the time, stamina, and permits an additional 2 mile hike to Mirror Lake is worthwhile.

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