**CANCELLED DUE TO FIRE ACTIVITY, POOR AIR QUALITY, AND FOREST CLOSURES**
EASTERN SIERRAS – WHITNEY PORTAL
We finish our tour with a wonderful but difficult climb out of the high desert towards Mt. Whitney. The route starts out tame and ends up tough with an average grade over 9% for the last 5.5 miles finishing at Whitney Portal (el. 8,400’). This lovely high alpine valley is where hikers embark to summit the highest peak in the continental USA. After lunch or a snack enjoy a splendid descent with a swoop down the fantastic Tuttle Creek Road where many famous movies were filmed. SHORT route starts at 4,900’ just past the Movie Road junction. The EZ START option (need carpool) follows the SHORT route, then glides all the way back down to Lone Pine. Lunch at the top at Whitney Portal or back in town at Alabama Hills Café (closes at 3 pm weekends). This ride is co-listed with ACTC.
EASTERN SIERRA ESCAPE TOUR INFO (Please REGISTER if attending)
INFO: Guy Shuman (firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-704-0895)
LONG START: Meet at the Best Western Frontier Motel, 1008 S. Main St., Lone Pine, CA. at 8:15 am for a prompt 8:30 departure.
SHORT/EZ START: Meet at 8:45 am for a prompt 9:00 departure. Drive west on Whitney Portal Road from Lone Pine to the intersection with Movie Road, then continue for another 1.3 miles and find a place to park on the side of the road.
SHORT ROUTE SHEET
EZ START ROUTE SHEET
LONG ROUTE SHEET
WWBC Ride Guidelines
Do not join club rides if you are sick (cough, sore throat, fever, loss of smell). All riders must have a face covering (mask, bandana, buff or other without vent) to be worn at the start of each ride and whenever stopped (eg during regroups). Riders must maintain a safe distance from each other. No drafting, pace lines, spitting or blowing noses into the air during rides. All riders are expected to have read the current County Health Orders and stay in compliance in regards to social distancing, outdoor dining and face coverings. Inyo County Mono County
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