Mount Whitney straddles the border of Tulare and Inyo counties in the US State of California and is the highest peak of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
The western slope is actually in Sequoia National Park and its 4421 metre (14,505 ft) summit is the final point of the famous John Muir Trail.
It seems ironic that this highest mountain in the contiguous United States is a mere 85 miles from Badwater in Death Valley National Park, which is the lowest point in the continent of North America.
WE HAVE A NUMBER OF ARTICLES AND RESOURCES ABOUT MOUNT WHITNEY:
Includes details on early ascents, a history of the mountain and its name, wildlife of the surrounding area as well as information on climbing and hiking on and around the mountain.
Includes details on the Sierra Nevada mountain range including major peaks and climbing and hiking routes.
From climbing guides, walking guides and maps to the classic photography books of Ansel Adams, we provide a comprehensive list of reads.
Check out a list of some of our favourite thru-hikes in the USA and Canada, including the Tahoe Rim Trail in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
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