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Larry Levy  
Whitney in a day!
8/24/07, 1:32pm
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I didn't think it was possible, but my new boss and some friends just climbed Mt. Whitney in a day. I'd always heard you needed at least two days to do the round trip.

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Re: Whitney in a day!
8/24/07, 11:27pm
>I didn't think it was possible, but my new boss and some
>friends just climbed Mt. Whitney in a day. I'd always heard
>you needed at least two days to do the round trip.

I've done Whitney twice, both times as a dayhike. It's only about 22 miles round-trip on the main trail. That's very doable in one day. I've done longer dayhikes in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. There's something about Whitney that makes my feet hurt more than San Gorgonio, though.

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Re: Whitney in a day!
8/25/07, 3:18am (Last Edited: 8/25/07, 3:23am)
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There are crazy people that not only do Whitney in a day, but 9 other peaks as well!

Recently Rick on the Sierra Challenge did 10 peaks, Carillon-Russell-Whitney-Keeler Needle-Crooks-Muir-Discovery
Pinnacle-Marsh-McAdie-Irvine, in just over 18 hours.

I think the only way I'll do Whitney is as part of a longer trip, either the JMT or High Sierra Trail. There are other peaks that appeal to me more for various reasons, mainly they aren't as crowded. For instance, Mt. Langley, to me, was a wonderful alternative because we only saw 2 other people climbing it that day and the permit wasn't hard to get at all.

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8/25/07, 9:36am
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>>I didn't think it was possible, but my new boss and some
>>friends just climbed Mt. Whitney in a day. I'd always heard
>>you needed at least two days to do the round trip.
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>I've done Whitney twice, both times as a dayhike. It's only
>about 22 miles round-trip on the main trail. That's very
>doable in one day. I've done longer dayhikes in the San
>Gorgonio Wilderness. There's something about Whitney that
>makes my feet hurt more than San Gorgonio, though.

It sounds like it is more do-able than I thought. My boss, Dr. Thomason, is a marathoner and he was pooped. He said it was the hardest thing he has ever done. That from a guy who trains by running 4 miles a day in the beach sand at 4:00 AM!

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Larry Levy  
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8/25/07, 9:37am
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>There are crazy people that not only do Whitney in a day, but
>9 other peaks as well!
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>Recently Rick on the Sierra Challenge did 10 peaks,
>Carillon-Russell-Whitney-Keeler Needle-Crooks-Muir-Discovery
>Pinnacle-Marsh-McAdie-Irvine, in just over 18 hours.
>
>I think the only way I'll do Whitney is as part of a longer
>trip, either the JMT or High Sierra Trail. There are other
>peaks that appeal to me more for various reasons, mainly they
>aren't as crowded. For instance, Mt. Langley, to me, was a
>wonderful alternative because we only saw 2 other people
>climbing it that day and the permit wasn't hard to get at all.
>

That is crazy! I don't even like climbing the hill at Pepperdine!

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