Is climbing Mount Whitney on your hiking bucket list?
As preliminary permits for Mount Whitney start to roll out, now is the perfect time to talk about how to prepare for conquering large peaks.
Get ready to discover:
- What makes Mount Whitney such a popular mountain to climb
- The process of scoring a permit to hike Mount Whitney
- How to plan, prepare and train for Mount Whitney
- When to turn around instead of hiking on
- Mount Whitney safety tips
Keep in mind climbing peaks takes time and determination — not just while you’re on the trail but well before you set out.
In this guide, we put together an in-depth formula for how you can train for a successful summit on Mount Whitney, plus a whole lot more.
The 52 Hike Challenge runs all year long, which means you will likely be hiking in cold, snowy conditions during your hiking challenge.
If winter hiking sounds a little daunting to you, you’re not alone. One of the most common questions we get asked is how to stay committed to 52 hikes during the winter season.
Well, good news: we’re here to tell you winter hiking is actually a lot of fun! As long as you’re well-prepared, you will love getting outdoors in the wintertime.
In this winter hiking guide, you will learn:
- How to stay safe, warm and dry during winter hikes
- What to wear while hiking in cold and snowy conditions
- Gear essentials and recommendations for winter hiking
- Wintertime snacks and nutrition while on-trail
- Educational resources for winter hiking
And so much more
There’s nothing quite like a good hike to clear the brain, recharge, take in the views and get those muscles working.
But with endless options of great hiking trails all over the U.S., it can be difficult to decide which one to tackle next. Of course, we all have our bucket list hikes, but there are some unique ones out there that might just offer you a fresh perspective — fire lookouts.
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