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Whitney Portal to Lower Boy Scout Lake


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Climbing up to the next ledge Map: Lower Boy Scout Lake and North Fork Lone Pine Creek
Scramble Up
Scramble Up
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Landmark Tree
Landmark Tree
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Soon after that narrow portion you should begin looking for a good place to climb up to the next ledge. There is more than one place to do it, so look for something suitable to your level of experience. I probably don't have to say this because the view will likely put the Fear of Death into you, but still be careful.



This tree makes a good landmark. Try not to go too far past it. Once you get to the next ledge you must turn around, as if you're hiking up switch backs.

Off the ledge and on to the last river crossing
Looking Up Towards Mountains
Looking Up Towards Mountains
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Waterfall
Waterfall
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Before long you will find yourself back on dirty ground where the slopes are relatively gradual. The path does not stand out in this picture, but believe me. It's there. And it can get a bit soggy with runoff up here.



Before long you will reach the last river crossing. This one is quite nice--not too difficult and it has a nice little waterfall. Once across the river, continue on up.

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