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Write Whitney Pack Trains, PO Box 248, Bishop, CA 93515, or % 760-935-4493 in summer or 872-8331 in the off-season. 26 Lone Pine Adventures on Foot The Mt. Whitney Trail The Mt. Whitney Trail is easily the most beaten path in the Sierra, maybe even the most popular trail in the country. If you are craving a solitary backcountry experience, look elsewhere. The path to the highest point in the Lower 48 attracts Lycraclad tourists from around the world, who jump at the opportunity to drive a well-paved road all the way up to the trailhead at 8,361 feet, then bag the peak at 14,494.
You can turn this day hike into a multiday backpack by continuing west over the pass into Humphrey’s Basin and the John Muir Wilderness. This is also the border between the Inyo National Forest on the east and the Sierra National Forest on the west. Hike on what is now called Piute Canyon Trail near a dozen small lakes including Upper and Lower Golden Trout, Tomahawk and Knob. About 6½ miles west of Paiute Pass the trail reaches a junction at Hutchinson Meadow. From here you can travel southwest toward the Glacier Divide and an intersection with the John Muir Trail/Pacific Crest Trail five miles distant, or north on the French Canyon Trail 4½ miles to Pine Creek Pass.
Fishing & Hunting Department of Fish & Game, 1416 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, % 916-653-7664. For fishing and hunting licenses, % 916-227-2244. Transportation California Department of Transportation, Public Information, 1120 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. For road conditions, % 800-427-7623. The Eastern Sierra he eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada provide magnificent views of the Sierra Crest and a myriad of recreational opportunities, such as the best skiing in California on the alpine meadows of Mammoth and June Mountains, and Bodie (a preserved ghost town).
Adventure Guide to the Sierra Nevada by Wilbur H. Morrison, Matt Purdue