Climb Mt Whitney and the remote backcountry wilderness of Sequoia National Park! Pack stock will ease our burden as we travel between camps along scenic high-coutry sections of the famous John Muir Trail and Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail enroute to the highest summit in the lower 48: Mt Whitney (14,500'). Foxtail Pines, sprawling meadows, and alpine lakes define this remote region of the Sierra and standing atop the highest peak in the contiguous US is (14,500') is an exhilarating experience like few others.
$4,895 per person
Price based on shared hotel occupancy
Single Room Supplement:
Requested $150, Forced $75
Your trip begins at the Best Western Frontier Hotel in Lone Pine, CA. Plan to arrive at the hotel before 6pm so you can meet your guides and group for your trip orientation. If you're flying to the area, the closest airport options are LAX (Los Angeles) and LAS (Las Vegas). We recommend renting a car to travel to Lone Pine and the trailhead, as there are not public transportation options. On Day 2 of the trip, you will follow your guide in your own vehicle to the starting trailhead, where it can stay parked for the duration of your trip. We will return to the trailhead on the last day between 1-2pm.
Mules will be carrying all of our equipment and your personal gear each day. We won't be hiking with the mules and perhaps not even camping with them depending on the day. You will need to pack your personal belongings (not including tent, sleeping bag & pad) efficiently into one mid-sized compression sack or duffel as outlined in our pre-trip materials, weighing no more than 15 pounds. You are welcome to pack anything extra in your daypack.
This is one of our more difficult trips and is one that we do not recommend for those who are new to hiking and backcountry travel. It is essential to come prepared!
To ensure the most enjoyable and successful experience out on the trail, we recommend a thorough training plan leading up to your trip, focusing on:
Rod A, 2015
Vivian K, 2015