Preparing & Hiking Mt Whitney

Summit me and Zac 1024x682 Preparing & Hiking Mt WhitneyIn the summer of 2012, Zac and I were able to hike Mt Whitney, the tallest mountain in the lower 48. We created this list of posts that compile everything from our preparation and our actual hike to our review of what gear worked and what did not. If you are setting out to hike Mt Whitney then hopefully these guides will help you get to the summit as well! If you have any questions for us, feel free to leave them in the comments and we would be happy to answer them.


  • Mt Whitney Preparation Video 1: The Basics
  • Mt Whitney Preparation Video 2: Gear
  • Mt Whitney Preparation Video 3: Training Hikes
  • Mt Whitney Preparation Video 4: Packing

Training Hikes

  • Ontario Peak via Icehouse Canyon
  • Mt Baldy
  • Cucamonga Peak
  • Mt Wilson
  • San Gorgonio

Hike Recap

  • Hiking Mt Whitney (Photos and Review)
Campsite Reviews
  • Horseshoe Meadows Campground
  • Whitney Portal Campground Review

Gear We Liked and Didn’t Like

  • Wins and Losses

Additional Resources (both of these forums are amazing)

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