The Eastern Sierra is a year-round paradise for exporation and recreation. Whether your passion is rock climbing, bird watching or day hiking in the foothills, there are abundant options. We have compiled a few links we have found most useful.
Be prepared for the weather to change at any time. We are currently enjoying sunny weather, but there is up to a foot snow on the ground in some areas.
Whether your goal is climbing Mt. Whitney in a day via the Regular Route or the Mountaineers Route or your aspirations are a bit more technical, such as the Keeler Needle, good trip preparation is essential for your safety and enjoyment.
We have compiled some of the most useful links to help you on your Eastern Sierra Adventure! Be sure to check out our other pages which contain information on nearby peaks, activities and important traveller information.
Mt. Whitney Weather
Whitney Portal Weather
TopoZone: Instant topo of Mt. Whitney Region!
Inyo National Forest Service: Permits & Backcountry Info
Approved Food Storage Requirements
Web Video on Climbing Mt. Whitney
YouTube: Mt. Whitney in a day
YouTube: Mt. Whitney Summit
YouTube: Climbing Mt. Whitney East Butress
Research Article - California Mountaineering Club
SuperTopo: route beta & photos
Summit Post: route beta & photos
There are several public transportation systems that link together to allow you to travel through the Eastern Sierra. Pay special attention to schedules and note that weekend service is limited to non-existant.
Birding Hot Spots from Eastern Sierra Audubon
Lone Pine Area Camping
See All Campgrounds in the Region
Camping options on Forest Service lands
Interactive Guide to Eastern Sierra Wildflowers
Catalog of Wildflowers in the Eastern Sierra
(hint- Look at the very bottom of each page for more wildflower links)
Mammoth Area Wildflower Guide
Eastern Sierra Geology
Formation of the Sierra Nevada Range
Geology of Death Valley
OHV Roads in Inyo County