White Mountain (14,246 feet)

15 miles round trip (if you stay on the road) from Barcroft Gate, 2,600 feet of elevation gain

White Mountains Highest Peak ,California

Rank in California: 3

Trailhead elevation: 11,680 feet

September 24, 2006


01Elk grazing along Hwy 395

02Notice elk pattern on shirt

03With Elk herd

04Elk

05Elk

06Elk

07Elk

08Elk

09The road to trailhead

10Hike begins at the gate

11The gate

12Route follows a 4WD road

13Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel

14Ground Squirrel

15Ground Squirrel

16Ground Squirrel

17Barcroft Facility comes to view

18Approaching Barcroft Facility

19Barcroft Facility

20Sign

21Sheep

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24Peak comes to view on left

25Trail continues

26Close-up of the Goal

27Vistas

28View of the Palisades

29Saddle is still far away

30Trail continues

31More of the trail upcomes to view

32Approaching the first saddle

33Looking towards summit from saddle

34Vistas around

35Looking back at the trail

36Vistas

37Vistas

38Hiker heading up

39More hikers heading up below

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43Close-up

44Close-up of the summit

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48Summit

49Summit hut

50On the summit

51Sign-in books

52GPS reading on the summit

53Summit hut

54Summit vistas

55Summit vistas

56On the summit

57Summit vistas

58Summit vistas

59Time to head down

60Descending

61Look back at the peak

62GPS reading back by the gate

63Taking flight

64White Mtn Hawk

65The End