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Mount Whitney Trail

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Sponsoring Council

Southern Sierra Council

Award Dimensions

2½“ x 2½“"


Backpack 3-4 days, approximately 25 miles starting at Whitney Portal, going up the Mt. Whitney Trail past Mirror Lake to Trails Crest and out North to the summit of Mt. Whitney. Return same route or by Consultation Lake to Whitney Portal.

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External Reference (where applicable)

Detailed Requirements

1. Meet and comply with all General Requirements.

2. Have completed a minimum of two weekend hikes prior to taking this trek.

3. At the top, take a photograph of the participants at the hut.

4. Outing Leader/Unit:

a. Submit an itinerary showing hike plan, roster, pack list and menu, to your Council's High Adventure Team for


b. Fill in a trip report and affix photograph taken at the hut

Note: Because of trail limits, access from Cottonwood Lakes is an acceptable alternate starting point.

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