Mt. Whitney, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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Mount Whitney (Paiute: Too-man-i-goo-yah) is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m). It is located in East–Central California, on the boundary between California's Inyo and Tulare counties, 84.6 miles (136.2 km) west-northwest of the lowest point in North America at Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park at 282 ft (86 m) below sea level. The west slope of the mountain is in Sequoia National Park and the summit is the southern terminus of the John Muir Trail which runs 211.9 mi (341.0 km) from Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley. The east slope is in the Inyo National Forest in Inyo County.
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  • Summited Mt. Whitney the highest elevation (14,505 ft) in the United States (contiguous). All the training and hard work in prior 84 days paid off. Hiked to the base camp (Elev: 12,000 ft), stayed...  more »
  • Truly a national treasure. Photos do not do it justice. If you are fit and can make the climb do so. It is definitely worth it!  more »
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  • If you’re a hiker this is a must do
  • Beautiful views throughout the ascent. Well maintained. Great people along the way. ✌🏼

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