need advice on HST solo with some off-route options

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Re: need advice on HST solo with some off-route options

Post by milkfish » Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:00 pm

maverick wrote: PS Please write us up a TR with pictures when you get back.
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Re: need advice on HST solo with some off-route options

Post by LMBSGV » Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:21 pm

I've twice camped at Precipice Lake. There's a great site to the right of the trail. Just hop the outlet creek. Both times I've been the only person camped there.
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Re: need advice on HST solo with some off-route options

Post by LonePine » Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:24 pm

It looks like many of the Whitney exit permits from the east side are reserved. What are the issues coming from the HST west to east?

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Re: need advice on HST solo with some off-route options

Post by milkfish » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:30 pm

LonePine wrote:It looks like many of the Whitney exit permits from the east side are reserved. What are the issues coming from the HST west to east?
Same issues but the permits from the west side are easier to get. Crescent Meadow is pretty much booked but there are other starting options:

https://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/ ... bility.htm

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Re: need advice on HST solo with some off-route options

Post by RoguePhotonic » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:41 pm

Starting at Crescent Meadow you don't have to do the Whitney Exit permit. It's only if you start in Inyo National Forest. Unless it's a really busy weekend or something you can normally just walk in without problem.

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