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Horseshoe Meadow to Whitney Portal (Backpacking) Professional Review and Guide
"If you happen to be one of the many unlucky backpackers who don’t score a permit to bag the coveted Mt. Whitney via the traditional route, you haven’t lost your chance to climb up this highest of peaks in the continental United States. This route provides a longer alternative with the bonus of some of the southern Sierra’s most striking scenery. Highalpine basins, rushing creeks, crystalline lakes, and serene forests are present in abundance—not to mention the chance to legally stand atop Mt. Whitney."
--Author varies by trail, Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, & Desert Adventures in the Golden State (Wilderness Press).
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