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#100381 - 09/13/15 08:51 AM Re: Tips for First timers by First timers [Re: jwest]
paul Offline
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Registered: 12/23/02
Posts: 428
Loc: Santa Clarita, CA
There is no water between Chicken Springs Lake and Lower Rock Creek. It is a sandy, dusty trail, exposed to the sun all day from Chicken Springs until you reach the junction of the trail from Siberian Pass and Soldier Lake trail (junction). From there the trail is okay and level to downhill until Lower Rock Creek

You could, once you reach the junction of the Siberian Pass trail and the trail to Soldier Lake, take the Soldier Lake trail. About 1.3 miles, you cross a small spring feed creek. From there it is .5 miles to Soldier Lake. This side trip is most likely out of your way, however.From there, you just head on down Rock Creek.

I would not count on water from Lower Rock Creek to Lower Crabtree Meadow, which is 5.5 miles.

The climb out of Lower Rock Creek is hard, dug up by horses and mules....dusty.

If you see hikers coming your way, ask about water conditions.

if you need any further info, just post.

Good luck

paul

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#100382 - 09/13/15 08:55 AM Re: Tips for First timers by First timers [Re: Doug Sr]
tlrobb Offline
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Registered: 07/05/14
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Loc: California
How do end these constant updates? Its gotten very annoying.

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#100383 - 09/13/15 11:00 AM Re: Tips for First timers by First timers [Re: tlrobb]
paul Offline
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Registered: 12/23/02
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Loc: Santa Clarita, CA
Are you receiving email notifications every time a topic or post is made on the forum? And, you would like to stop this?

Under your profile, there is a "My Stuff" header, click on that and scroll down to "watch list" and delete the entry.

My apologies if that is not what you are asking.

paul

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#100386 - 09/13/15 06:43 PM Re: Tips for First timers by First timers [Re: paul]
RickiR Offline
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Registered: 08/14/15
Posts: 5
Loc: Long Beach, CA
Thank you for the info.

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#100387 - 09/13/15 11:11 PM Re: Tips for First timers by First timers [Re: Doug Sr]
Bob R55 Offline
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Registered: 10/29/11
Posts: 9
Loc: Lakewood, CA
For the new people....hikers going UP the trail have right of way over hikers going Down the trail. And yes, this includes those barreling down the trail in their $500 gear! You move over to the side and let hikers going up pass by.

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#102464 - 04/03/18 03:24 PM Re: Tips for First timers by First timers [Re: Doug Sr]
borboleta Offline
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Registered: 03/27/18
Posts: 16
Loc: California
My husband and I did summit Whitney on the first try all in one day. We left at 3 am and returned by 9 pm. We brought an oxygen can (inexpensive and very light) and if i didn't have it i doubt i would had reached the top. When we got to trail camp I was extremely nauseated and running out of air, that was when i started taking hits from the oxygen can and it saved my bumbum.
We did slept for 2 nights at the portal campground to acclimatization and that helped a lot. We just won the lottery to climb Whitney again on 8/31/18, doing again all in the same day and i will absolutely take my oxygen can again.
My tips as a first timer to a first timer is pace yourself. its not a race. Small steps and steady, enjoy the ride. Pack light, eat light, drink your water. Good luck!


Edited by borboleta (04/03/18 03:25 PM)
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