Whitney Portal Area Evacuated due to Rockfall


June 24, 2020

Update from Inyo County Sheriff's Office:

Whitney Portal area is closed and campgrounds are being evacuated due to rockslide south of the main parking lot. No injuries reported at this time. It is unclear at this time if the main Mt Whitney trail has been affected. It is believed that this slide was triggered by the recent 5.8 earthquake near the Lone Pine area.
Onion Valley Road: open, no reported damage
Horseshoe Meadows Road: closed, debris/rocks in the road
Glacier Lodge Road: open, no reported damage

All visitors should avoid the Mt. Whitney area, including for exiting hikes. The area is unsafe.