Custom Trip Proposal Honda 6 day Mt. Whitney 2015


Honda san,

Thank you for some great trips in 2014.  As we move forward into 2015 we have put together some proposals with some changes that will make these programs even better.  We have created this custom trip proposal specifically for you, to your specifications. Please let us know if you have any other questions or would like to make any changes. Our next step will be to come up with dates and the number of programs.

Thanks again for choosing Sierra Mountain Guides for your mountain adventure!


Custom Trip Proposal Honda 6 day Mt. Whitney 2015

Creek Crossing

Honda san, We have made some changes to the program this year.  Please take a close look at information and the itinerary.  The new updated and improved program includes:

  1. Two SMG guides. We believe this is the way to go for the best guest experience.
  2. All tips are included in the price, so no need to provide extra money.


Trip Length: 6 days

Number of Guests: 8


  • Good Physical Condition and Aerobic Fitness
  • Ability to Hike up to 16 kilometers with significant elevation gain of 500 meters

Included and provided by SMG:

  • Two SMG guides
  • One ATS guide
  • One DEW guide
  • Mule Support 10kg per person
  • Tents with ground cloths
  • SPOT locater emergency beacon
  • Water Filtration
  • Cooking equipment
  • Camp Chairs for guests
  • Plastic mug, spoon, and plate for each person
  • 5 Excellent Breakfasts and 5 Dinners cooked on the trip
  • 6 Lunches and trail snacks
  • Instant hot drinks for mornings and evenings
  • First aid and repair kits
  • Toilet facilitation on the trail
  • Wilderness Permits
  • Tips for the Mule Guides
  • Tips for the SMG guides

What this trip does not include:

  • Personal gear: see equipment list


Arrival: I would also recommend that the guests arrive one day prior to the start of the program to acclimate and have some time to enjoy Lone Pine.  There are great hikes near the trailhead and you can camp there the 1st night if needed.


We will most likely experience sunny, benign weather (with perhaps scattered afternoon showers). However, there is always the chance of experiencing dramatically changing mountain weather. It is important to be prepared for all kinds of weather, including sun, wind, rain or lightning. The Sierra Nevada in summer is especially prone to afternoon thunderstorms. Your guides will inform you of what to do in the case of a thunderstorm. EQUIPMENT LIST: Equipment to bring for the Mules (10kg max per person): This gear should be in a separate soft duffel bag and compressed as much as possible. No suitcases. No breakables.

  • Sleeping pad
  • Sleeping Bag (+30 degree) lightweight and compressible
  • Lightweight Camp shoes or sandals (with backs)
  • One Extra Change of Cloths
  • Synthetic insulating layer, upper- i.e. Patagonia Puffball Jacket
  • Small Camp Towel (Synthetic Quick Drying)
  • Toilet Paper (Your guide will digging a toilet hole at each camp location) We will be packing out all trash and toilet paper.
  • Tooth Brush and Paste
  • Light reading material


  • Equipment to carry each day:
  • Small lightweight day pack (25 liters)
  • Water bottles (2 liters of capacity)
  • Trekking Poles pr. (optional)
  • Lightweight rain shell, jacket and pants
  • Light Gloves- Leather palm thin, dexterous
  • Warm hat
  • Neck gaiter (optional)
  • Sun hat
  • Light weight hiking boots or heavy duty trail shoes
  • Socks 1 liner pair and 2 pair synthetic/wool (no cotton)
  • Lightweight long underwear top & bottom- no cotton
  • Mid-weight insulating micro-fleece shirt
  • Nylon shorts
  • Sunglasses- suitable for high mountain use
  • Sunscreen- SPF 30+
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Lip balm- SPF 30+
  • Personal medications (if any)
  • Headlamp- Petzl e-lite, Tikka Plus, or similar LED style- with fresh batteries
  • Camera/Batteries
  • Gaiters- short, over ankle (optional)
  • Snacks – for during day  (Provided)
  • Lunches- (Provided)

About Our Guides Sierra Mountain Guides have extensive experience and bring proven leadership to your trip. We pride ourselves on providing safe opportunities to venture out and do something you may have never done before. Out guides are certified Wilderness first Responders and will go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable. We teach and practice Leave No Trace ethics. They all share a love of the wilderness and enjoyment of people’s company. You may read more about our guides on our website: