Category Archives: Outdoors

Backpacking Checklist

Basics Backpack Backpack Rain Cover (or pancho) Sleeping Bag Sleeping Bag Liner Therma Rest 2 Quart water bottles 2 Trash bags Flashlight Tent Ziplock bags (2-3 of each large and small) Water Filter Compass Map of area Lightweight Rope GPS … Continue reading

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Day 8 – Outpost Camp to Whitney Portal Trailhead

3.5 Trail Miles 51′ Elevation Gain 2242 Elevation Loss No cumulative elevation gain This is the easiest day of the trip, 3.5 miles and you’re out.

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Day 7 – Guitar Lake, Mt. Whitney to Outpost Camp

9.25 Trail Miles 3,293′ Elevation Gain 4,344′ Elevation Loss 14 Total Miles (includes cumulative elevation gain)

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Day 6 – Junction Meadows to Guitar Lake

10.25 Trail Miles 4,158′ Elevation Gain 692′ Elevation Loss 16 Total Miles (includes cumulative elevation gain)

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Day 5 – Kern Hotsprings to Junction Meadows

7.25 Trail Miles 1,196′ Elevation Gain 22′ Elevation Loss 9 Total Miles (includes cumulative elevation gain)

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Day 4 – Big Arroyo Junction to Kern Hotsprings

12.75 Miles 1,189′ Elevation Gain 3,902′ Elevation Loss 14 Total Miles (includes cumulative elevation gain)

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