FAQs

What is a WAG bag? It is a system for “packing out” your waste at Mt.Whitney. If you have to use it, be sure to take it back down with you and properly dispose of it in the human waste receptacles at the portal.

What time should I leave the portal for day use permit? Between 12:00am-2:00am

Do I need a bear can for day use permit? No, bear can is only required for overnight hikers.

How long does to summit Mt.Whitney? For fast hikers, the ascent can be done in about 5 hours, with about 7 to 8 hours for the average hiker. A slow pace may mean 10 hours to the top.