White Mountain Peak

Bishop, California

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Highest summit in the White Mountains, and the third-highest peak in California. It also offers the easiest ascent of any of California’s 14,000-foot mountains. The trail starts high, at an elevation of 12,000 feet, so the 7-mile route to the summit has only a gradual grade.
Climbing California's Mountains

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Climbing California's Mountains

by Jay Anderson (Falcon Guides)

Highest summit in the White Mountains, and the third-highest peak in California. It also offers the easiest ascent of any of California’s 14,000-foot mountains. The trail starts high, at an elevation of 12,000 feet, so the 7-mile route to the summit has only a gradual grade.

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Activity Type: Climbing
Nearby City: Bishop
Distance: 14
Elevation Gain: 2,246 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Class: Class 2
Season: Best July through September, depending on snow
Trailhead Elevation: 12,000 feet
Top Elevation: 14,246 feet
Local Contacts: Inyo National Forest
Local Maps: Northern California Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS White Mountain Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to White Mountain Peak

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