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Whitney Portal to Lower Boy Scout Lake



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If you venture out along the Mount Whitney Mountaineer's Route you will be rewarded with a great hike and amazing views. The "trail" crosses dirt, boulders, rivers, and ledges and finishes at a small lake with a very large backdrop.



The trip to Boy Scout Lake is treacherous and difficult. People have been known to die out here so you must be careful. If you feel you are getting in over your head you should turn back. It may not be macho, but neither is death.
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Page One: Trailhed to the Mountaineers Route

Trail Stats:
Number of Days: 1
Miles: 3
Highest Elevation: 10,300
Lowest Elevation: 8,000
Begining Elevation: 8,000

Suggested Links:
Inyo National Forest
Official NFS Web site.
Mount Whitney Permits
Information on obtaining a Whitney Zone Permit.

Ranger Station:
Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center

Trailhead Map:
Whitney Portal

Directions:
From Highway 395 drive to Lone Pine. Turn west onto Whitney Portal Road near the Ranger Station.

General Notes and Observations:
Trail Permits are not needed for a day hike to Lower Boy Scout Lake. However, they are required for camping and any hike to Mount Whitney.

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