Mt. Whitney, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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Mount Whitney (Paiute: Tumanguya; Too-man-i-goo-yah) is the highest mountain in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m). It is in East–Central California, on the boundary between California's Inyo and Tulare counties, 84.6 miles (136.2 km) west-northwest of North America's lowest point, Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park, at 282 ft (86 m) below sea level. The mountain's west slope 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 eastern slopes are in Inyo National Forest in Inyo County.

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  • We drove the road to the Whitney portal. None of the facilities were operating when we were there. It is a tough road with some pretty tight switch-backs. For the passenger, the views were... 
    We drove the road to the Whitney portal. None of the facilities were operating when we were there. It is a tough road with some pretty tight switch-backs. For the passenger, the views were...  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • Summit on April 17 2021 at 3pm. Mountaineers Route
  • Totally recommend the sunrise walk prepare for the cold though

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