Western LA County Council High Adventure Team

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Whitsett to Whitney

Recommended for the very experienced who have two or more previous Long Term Trips. The Trip begins at Camp Whitsett in Inyo National Forest, crosses into the John Muir Wilderness Area, crosses into the Sequoia National Park. At Siberian Pass, returns to Inyo National Forest. After crossing the bridge at Kern Canyon Ranger Station, the trail re-enters Sequoia National Park until reaching Whitney Portal.

 

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

  1. Meet all applicable General Requirements .
  2. Outing leader or another 21 year old adult going on trip must have completed the Basic Backpack Awareness Course.
  3. An approved Conservation Project of six (6) hours per participant is required. Participants must show evidence of completion.
  4. Make advanced reservations at the Council Service Center Camping Department. Pay fees. Failure to do so can disqualify the participants for the award.
  5. Recommended age is 13 years old or older. Prior to departure, each Scout must demonstrate the following scout skills or have earned the following Merit Badges. Camping, Cooking, First Aid and Swimming. Adult and Venturers must have the equivalent knowledge. Outing leader to verify compliance.
  6. An itinerary must be reviewed prior to starting the trip by the Council High Adventure Team and one must be filed with the Camp Director at Camp Whitsett upon arrival.
  7. Trip must start at Camp Whitsett and end at Whitney Portal. Minimum time on trail - 10 days and 9 nights, backpacking distance must be a minimum distance of 95 to 100_nailes (50 hrs.). Days and nights spent at Camp Whitsett are not counted toward trip days.
  8. Each participant, including adults, must complete a minimum of three (3) conditioning overnight backpacking trips, including one at, or near, the altitude of the proposed trip, within three months prior to departing on the trip. Each participant, including adults, must have completed one or more previous Long Term trip of 6 days and 5 nights and a minimum of 25 hours/50 miles or more.
  9. The Specific Requirements shall supersede the General Requirements if there is an area of conflict.