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  Mt Whitney Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
However, Mt. Whitney is on the east side of the Great Western Divide, a chain of mountains that runs north/south through the center of Sequoia National Park, "dividing" the watersheds of the Kaweah River to the west and the Kern River to the east.
Whitney zone, including day-hikers, are required to obtain a permit.
Whitney can be most directly reached by a 10.7 mile (17.1 km) trail from Whitney Portal, 13 miles (21 km) west of the town of Lone Pine on the east side of the Sierra.
www.nps.gov /seki/whitney.htm   (477 words)

 Mount Whitney
Whitney is approximately 14,495 ft (4418m) high and is the highest peak in the lower 48 US States.
And Whitney was the most obvious choice because of its stature as the highest peak (link) in the 48 states and its proximity to our Bay Area home.
Whitney was somewhere up there in the line of sight, but obscured by fl clouds.
www.malinikaushik.com /whitney/WhitneyClimb.htm   (4312 words)

 Golden Gate Photo - Trip to Mount Whitney Gallery
Mount Whitney, at an elevation of 14,494 feet (4,418 meters) is the highest point in the contiguous 48 states.
Mount Whitney caps the steepest terrain of the Sierra Nevada Geomorphic Province.
Mount Whitney, the highest point in the Sierra Nevada and the rest of the contiguous 48 states, is first seen from just beyond this lake.
www.goldengatephoto.com /westus/mtwhitney.html   (718 words)

 Sherpa Guides | California | Sierra Nevada | Mount Whitney
From Whitney Portal on the Eastern Sierra, the trail starts at 8,360 feet and climbs 2,000 feet in less than 4 miles.
Whitney's flanks easily stretch to the western slope where the mountain is partially in Sequoia National Park.
The crowding problems on Whitney are a recent phenomenon, dating back to the 1970s when 10,000 visitors ascended Whitney in one summer.
www.sherpaguides.com /california/mountains/long_trails/mount_whitney.html   (1046 words)

 Mount Whitney Hiking Information - Links
Mount Whitney is in the Inyo National Forest.
The website of the Whitney Portal Store includes a link to the Whitney portal campground reservation page, a currently broken Whitney webcam and an excellent message board (free registration required) including an FAQ thread and an orientation thread.
WP has also compiled a list of other mountains visible from the summit of Whitney, many of which are shown on these computer-generated panoramas to the North and South of the summit.
www.bygosh.com /whitney/links.htm   (429 words)

 Mount Whitney, California - Picture - MSN Encarta
Mount Whitney, California - Picture - MSN Encarta
At 4,418 m (14,494 ft), Mount Whitney in the Sierra Nevada of eastern California is the highest peak in the United States outside of Alaska.
The Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, which feature giant sequoia trees, include the Mount Whitney area.
encarta.msn.com /media_461552289_761577470_-1_1/Mount_Whitney_California.html   (50 words)

 Mount Whitney   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Mount Whitney is in the Sierra Nevada, and is the highest peak in the lower 48 states.
Whitney is the most frequently climbed peak in the Sierra Nevada.
Viewpoint: Mt. Whitney cannot be seen from the west, because it is on the east side of the Great Western Divide, the chain of mountains that runs north/south through the center of Sequoia National Park, dividing the watersheds of the Kaweah River to the west and the Kern River to the east.
bivouac.com /MtnPg.asp?MtnId=9063   (601 words)

 Climbing Mt. Whitney (DesertUSA)
Whitney, the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states, rises like the phoenix from the western rim of the Great Basin Desert of California.
Located within the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range of Sequoia National Park, Mt. Whitney is situated on the east side of the Great Western Divide, a chain of mountains that runs north/south through the center of the park, and is therefore not visible from any of the roads to the west.
Whitney is the most frequently climbed peak in the Sierra Nevadas, and perhaps the entire U.S. The summit can be most directly reached via a 10.7-mile trail from Whitney Portal, 13 miles west of of Lone Pine.
www.desertusa.com /mag98/sep/stories/whitney.html   (1588 words)

 SummitPost - Mount Whitney -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering
Mount Whitney, situated in the Southern Sierra Nevada, owes much of its popularity to the fact it is the highest mountain in the United States outside of Alaska.
WHITNEY PORTAL: This is the trailhead for both the Mount Whitney Trail and the Mountaineer's Route as well as many other mountaineering and climbing routes on Mount Whitney, Mount Russell, and Mount Carillon.
MOUNT WHITNEY TRAIL: The two popular campgrounds on this trail are Outpost Camp at 10,335' and Trail Camp at 12,000' at 3.8 and 6.2 miles from the trailhead respectively.
www.summitpost.org /show/mountain_link.pl/mountain_id/45   (1965 words)

 Mount Whitney--The Early Climbs
Then came the astonishing statement: "This peak is not Mount Whitney." Goodyear went on to prove that another peak five or six miles away, and considerably higher, was the one named by the Brewer party in 1864.
They passed along the rocky shores, "gradually climbed higher, mounting in a spiral around the northwest shoulder of the mountain, then directly to the summit." Their arrival was "duly announced by Bayley as soon as he was rested into a whooping condition.
Although Mount Whitney had been climbed in the first few years of its history by fishermen and others from Inyo County, by Clarence King, by John Muir, by a "scientist," a botanist, a photographer, by Hutchings of Yosemite, and by a college student, it does not appear that any woman reached the top until 1878.
pweb.jps.net /~prichins/mt-whit.htm   (1524 words)

 Mount Whitney - Highest Mountain in California
This 11 mile trail is attempted by hundreds each day and climbs from Whitney Portal at 8,300 feet to the summit of Mount Whitney at 14,491.
The Mountaineers Route ascends the distinctive couloir on the northeast face and shoulder of Mount Whitney.
To the left of the route is the impressive east face of Mount Whitney with various difficult Class 5 climbing routes.
www.mountainweb.com /mountain-climbing/view-mountain-climbing.jsp?mountain=1104   (641 words)

 whitney and russell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Whitney’s east face is but one of dozens of prominent alpine features in the area.
So it’s no wonder that the climbing routes on Whitney, and its neighbor to the north, Mt. Russell are well known and popular objectives to the alpine rock climber.
Whitney’s neighbor to the north is often overlooked by climbers who are intent on the Whitney route.
www.sierramountaincenter.com /pages/individualtripspages/summertrips/whitneyandrussel.php   (1539 words)

 Mount Whitney: A day hike in California's Sierras.
Mount Whitney is the highest peak in the contiguous United States but it is not a difficult ascent by the normal route.
Because roving delinquent fl bears at Whitney Portal will almost certainly trash a vehicle if they see or smell anything that might be edible, I had left all my extra stuff at a cheap motel in Lone Pine where I'd stay upon returning that evening.
Near Mirror Lake I was treated to a beautiful sunrise on Mount Whitney, then I continued on reaching Trail Camp (6.5 mi/10.4km) at 8:30 a.m.
peakbagger.tripod.com /Climbs/Whitney/whitney.htm   (416 words)

 USS Mount Whitney Set for Norfolk Return
Mount Whitney departed Nov. 12, 2002, in support of the ongoing war on terrorism and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Mount Whitney embarked elements of the 2nd Marine Division and II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF), based at Camp Lejeune, N.C., under the command of Marine Corps Maj. Gen.
Mount Whitney is commanded by Capt. David Prothero and has a complement of approximately 560 officers and enlisted personnel.
www.news.navy.mil /search/display.asp?story_id=7948   (255 words)

 Mount Whitney
Well, if you depart the Whitney Portal parking lot and hike to the peak of Mount Whitney and back to your car in a single day, that's exactly what you will have done.
Mount Whitney, the highest point in the continental United States / the contiguous 48 states, has always drawn hearty hikers to its summit, but the sane make the trek in two or three days.
Mount Whitney doesn't have the spire-like, jutting presence one might expect.
www.hikingwithmike.com /mount_whitney.htm   (862 words)

 Mount Whitney - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Mount Whitney - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Whitney, Mount, mountain, eastern California, a peak of the Sierra Nevada.
It is the highest mountain in the conterminous United States and has an...
encarta.msn.com /Mount_Whitney.html   (95 words)

 Mount Whitney
The Whitney trail seem to be a feet killer and the twenty plus miles on this trail in one day is very hard on the body and especially the feet.
We reserved a campsite at Whitney Portal for the whole trip where we spent the 1st night and left the extra gear locked up in one of site's steel bear boxes.
Mount Whitney is rough, beautiful country and of course it is the highest place in the 48 states
yosemitewilderness.com /wilderness_experiences/mountwhitney.html   (229 words)

 Mt. Whitney, California Highpoint
Several days were to be devoted to acclimation, and we would climb Mount Whitney over three days: one day to get to Trail Camp, one to summit and return to Trail Camp, and the third to break camp and go down.
Many people climb Mount Whitney as part of a multi-day backpack through the Sequoia National Park, and end by climbing the John Muir Trail to its junction with the Mt. Whitney Trail.
Climbing Mount Whitney is a challenge for most people who attempt it, and certainly was a challenge for us.
home.earthlink.net /~ellozy/mount-whitney-2002.html   (3036 words)

 Inyo National Forest - Recreational Activities
At 14,496 feet elevation, Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states.
When the Mt. Whitney Trail is free of snow, it is suitable for less experienced hikers.
Most permits for the Mt. Whitney Trail are reserved during the Mt.
www.fs.fed.us /r5/inyo/recreation/wild/mtwhitney.shtml   (637 words)

 American Alpine Institute Program - Mount Whitney - Skills & Ascent
Climbing in the Alabama Hills with Mount Whitney in the background.
Rising to 14,494 feet, Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states and the crown jewel of California's Sierra Nevada.
The East Buttress is the classic intermediate route on the east side of Mount Whitney and is a more direct line of ascent compared to the East Face.
aai.cc /ProgramDetail.asp?program=57   (972 words)

 Gordon's Mount Whitney Attempt Page
Mount Whitney, located in California's Sierra Nevada mountains, is the highest mountain in the 48 contiguous United States.
This was the first attempt on Mount Whitney for both myself and Vladimir Ulyashin, on September 28 and 29th, 2002.
Mount Whitney is not to be taken lightly.
gordonye.com /whtny_en.html   (3230 words)

 Mount Whitney - Peakware World Mountain Encyclcopedia
Mount Whitney is the highest peak in the contiguous United States.
It rises from the Owens Valley on the eastern border of the Sequoia National Park, where the majesty one would expect from a mountain of its standing is significantly abated by its position in a crowd of steeper, more formidable high peaks.
A trail leads to the summit of Mount Whitney, and a toilet has been installed to accommodate its crowds.
www.peakware.com /peaks.html?pk=269   (271 words)

 USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20)
USS MOUNT WHITNEY is the first ship in the Navy to bear the name of the 14,946-foot peak in the Sierra-Nevada range in California, the highest point in the United States.
MOUNT WHITNEY was the first U.S. Navy combatant to permanently accommodate women on board.
In 2004, MOUNT WHITNEY deployed to the Mediterranean relieving the command ship USS LA SALLE (AGF 3) and officially becoming the flagship for Commander, 6th Fleet, in February 2005.
navysite.de /ships/lcc20.htm   (443 words)

 Mount Whitney travel guide - Wikitravel
Mount Whitney is in the Sierra Nevada range in California.
Although the western slope of Mount Whitney lies in Sequoia National Park, there are no roads over the crest of the Sierra Nevada (which also hides Whitney from view from Sequoia) to the mountain.
The nearest routes to the other side are Tioga Pass in Yosemite National Park (which is only open in the summer) to the north, and via Bakersfield to the south.
wikitravel.org /en/Mount_Whitney   (219 words)

 Mount Whitney - Christopher E. Brennen
And the three days spent approaching Whitney by this route not only treat you to some marvellous scenery but also allow acclimatization so that the ascent of Whitney will be made in much greater comfort.
Permits for entry at Whitney Portal must be obtained many months in advance but we had no difficulty obtaining our permit for the Symmes Creek trailhead to the Shepherd Pass trail on the day before our hike.
Whitney Ranger Station in Lone Pine, drive up to Whitney Portal and leave one vehicle in the parking lot in order to allow you to exit the wilderness there.
www.dankat.com /swhikes/whitny.htm   (1806 words)

 Mount Whitney trails and weather.
Don't go to Mt. Whitney looking for solitude; it is one of the most overused areas in the Sierras.
The most common route is the 'Whitney Trail', which starts from Whitney Portal at 8300' and climbs to Mt. Whitney's summit at 14,494' in 9-11 miles depending on whos map you trust.
The permiting process for Whitney is famous for changing regularly.
members.tripod.com /ropeteks/bw/mt__whitney.htm   (635 words)

 Mount Whitney, CA, USA
Mt Whitney is the bump at the very right.
We left in the dawn, and when the sun hit Mt. Whitney, I was there to take pictures.
It took Whitney's surveyors to figure out that an seemingly flat, uninter-esting shoulder about two miles to the north is higher.
www.perrochon.com /photo/MountWhitney   (711 words)

 MOUNT WHITNEY: The Complete Trailhead-to-Summit Hiking Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the lower forty-eight states, is one of the West's ultimate climbing and hiking destinations.
In addition to the popular climb to the top via the Mount Whitney Trail, there are also less-crowded trails to the summit that traverse some of the most stunning terrain imaginable.
This hiking guide is the definitive, most complete resource-not just to the Mount Whitney Trail, but to those others as well.
www.mountaineersbooks.org /productdetails.cfm?PC=358   (355 words)

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