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Trip Highlights

Day 1 Arrive at Horseshoe Meadow...Day 2 Hike to Chicken Springs Lake & Lower Rock Creek... Day 3 Hike to Crabtree camp...Day 4 Rest day at Crabtree camp...Day 5 Hike to Mt Whitney summit...Day 6 Hike to Rock Creek...Day 7 Hike out to Horseshoe Meadow trailhead

Accommodations: 6 nights camping

Mt. Whitney Mule Pack

If you've wanted to climb Mt. Whitney, but don't want to carry a heavy backpack, join us on this week-long trek with pack animal support.

This trip is only for experienced campers and hikers in excellent shape who have trained at altitude.

This 7-day trip covers about 58 miles in five hiking days. We'll walk through some of the most dramatic, beautiful scenery in the High Sierra.

Our route goes through Sequoia National Park and follows the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail. The climax of our trip is the summit of Mt. Whitney. At 14,495', it's the highest point in the continental United States.

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  • Activity: Hiking Light
  • Date:
    July 23-29, 2008
  • Rating: Challenging
  • Cost: $1,450 plus mule cost equally divided among group
  • Deposit: $500
  • Note: Price subject to change until your deposit is made.

Outside magazine asked us to lead a group from the magazine on a trip to the summit of Mt Whitney. We had a great time, and we think they did, too.

Read the Outside Magazine article
and look at photos from our trip.


For questions about this trip, e-mail us.
(Note: We will not give out your e-mail address, phone number or mailing address to others.

A Pre-Trip Class is included when you sign up for this trip. Go to Pre-Trip Classes.

For photos of this trip and others, visit Our Photo Album.

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