Recent trip from March 15-19th up to Mt. Whitney on the Mountaineers Route.
Had to park at the base of the mountain (around 6,600 ft). The road was gated and locked at this point. Must walk the road (no snow) up to Whitney Portal. No snow until you cross over Lone Pine Creek. Snow starting around 8,500 ft?
Snowshoes were mostly worn to Upper Boy Scout Lake. Fully frozen except one patch in the NE side of lake. From Upper Boy Scout Lake to the gully was soft snow and snowshoes were traded for crampons and trekking poles until Ice Berg Lake. Good snow and conditions from this point to the notch with ice axe and crampons. Good amount of snow up to the summit in the cracks. Rock was ice free. No snow on top of summit. It was very warm, sunny, and clear. With one day of wind gusts. Had the mountain top to ourselves !!