Mt Whitney WAG Bag
As well as standard practices for leaving no trace, you must take even more heroic measures; the amount of human waste on Mt. Whitney had raised a big stink…
Pack it Out Program: WAG Bags
So, what goes up must come down. Along with your permits, you are issued a WAG BAG — a system for packing out your “waste”. The bags can be obtained in Lone Pine at the Interagency Visitors Center and the Crabtree Ranger Station. The cost of the WAG bag is included in your $15 fee.
The WAG bag is a plastic bag with a urine-activated powder to encapsulate and deodorize solid waste. The waste is then contained in a zip-lock style bag to pack it down the mountain.
Keep your used WAG bag out of the sun, check the seal, and carry some extra plastic bags to double bag your , er, “stuff”.
Using A “WAG” (Waste Alleviation and Gelling) Bag