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Mt. Whitney Stroll and Sketch: An Artsy Interpretive Morning Hike

August 24, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Come join Mt. Whitney District Trail Ambassador,  Bella for a high-elevation Stroll-and-Sketch around the Whitney Portal trails.

What: Connect with nature through creativity.

Bring your curiosity and creativity and join Bella on a guided walk alongside Lone Pine River. We will be learning about the natural wonders around us and making stops to create art along the way. Friends of the Inyo will provide mini sketchbooks and pencils but feel free to bring your own if you’d like.

Where: The Whitney Portal Recreation Trail, starting from The Whitney Portal Campground and finishing at the Whitney Portal Picnic Area.
We will be meeting on the upper Whitney portal Campground loop, coordinates (36.58860, -118.23173).

Park your car in the pull outs on Whitney Portal Road above the Whitney Portal Campground. Do not pull into the campground as there is no public parking available there. There is parking available at the Meysan Lake Trailhead Parking (google maps provides a location for Meysan Lake Trailhead Parking).

Hike Description: This hike is 0.7 miles one way with 400 feet of elevation gain. Roughly half of the trail will be in the sun so make sure to bring adequate sun protection. Most of the trail is well maintained, however, there is a short section that requires the ability to maneuver around fallen trees. There will be times that we are sitting to draw/write so please wear/bring what you need to be comfortable. Our hike will wrap up near the Whitney Portal Store so if you want to purchase anything make sure you have your wallet!

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August 24, 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Meysan Lake Trailhead Parking
Meysan Lake Trailhead Parking
Whitney Portal, United States
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