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  Mount Whitney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mount Whitney is the highest point in the contiguous United States at elevation 14,505 feet (4,421 meters).
Mount Whitney is just 76 miles (123 km) west of the lowest point in North America, in Death Valley (282 feet (86 m) below sea level), and immediately rises just over 2 miles (~3300 m) in elevation above the floor of the Owens Valley.
The most popular route to hike to the summit of Mt. Whitney is the main Mount Whitney Trail (MMWT) whose trailhead orginates in Whitney Portal at 8,360' (2548 m), 13 miles west of the town of Lone Pine, CA.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mount_Whitney   (992 words)

 Mt Whitney Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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)

 Mt. Whitney Climbs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states and as such is the target of many a hiker and mountaineer.
We offer Whitney climbs at any time of year; the rock routes of the East Face and East Buttress are well known classics and receive quite a bit of attention while the "Mountaineer's Route" is a great way for novices to experience a bit more adventure than they would find on the trail.
At 14,495 feet Whitney is the high point of the lower forty eight states and one of the most coveted summits in the country.
www.sierramountaincenter.com /pages/tripcategorypages/mt_whitney.php   (658 words)

 Mt. Whitney Day Hike
Either way, Mt. Whitney is the highpoint not only of California, but of the entire lower 48 states.
Whitney is in eastern California, on the border of the Inyo National Forest and Sequoia National Park.
Actually, Mt. Whitney is not located in a true "wilderness area" (as defined under the Wilderness Act of 1964), but it is within the special "Mt. Whitney Zone" use area and thus still requires a permit from the US Forest Service to complete the hike.
www.tahoebackcountry.net /features/whitney/whitney1.htm   (546 words)

Whitney, in California's High Sierra, is a great attraction for hikers because, at 14,495', it is the highest peak in the 48 contiguous United States.
To hike Mt. Whitney in one day is a challenge because the trail is both long (11 miles each way) and arduous (6000' gain from the trailhead), though well-engineered and not technically difficult.
I (Daniel) have been on the summit of Mt. Whitney four times previously, twice on backpacking trips, and twice on day hikes, but in the early autumn of 1996 I fulfilled a long held desire to hike Mt. Whitney by the light of the full moon.
www.ghouse.com /daniel/whitney_1996   (660 words)

 US 50 Highpoints Mt. Whitney, California Climbing Trip Report with photos by Rex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Whitney holds many titles, it's the highest peak in California, the Sierra Nevadas, and also it's the highest mountain in the continental United States.
Whitney was first climbed in 1873 by 3 fisherman from Lone Pine, CA who named the peak Fisherman's Peak.
Trail Crest marks the junction of the Mt. Whitney Trail and the John Muir Trail.
home.comcast.net /~highpoints/whitney/trip.html   (1992 words)

 Adventure 16 - Mt. Whitney   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Mount Whitney was named after Josiah Whitney, chief of the California Geological Survey from 1860 – 1874.
Mt. Whitney hiking permits are required for day hikes or camping and are issued via a lottery held in February for trips beginning May 1 to November 1.
Whitney Clinic—Veteran Whitney expert Kurt Wedberg will share tips and suggestions for a successful summit of Mt. Whitney and other routes.
www.adventure16.com /whitney.html   (1764 words)

 Mount Whitney, CA, USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
We climbed Mt. Dana, a 13'053 ft peak (3979m) and hurried down, as the fl clouds were coming in.
Mt Whitney is the bump at the very right.
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)

 Mt. Whitney
Whitney, in the Sierra Nevada Range of Eastern California, is the tallest peak in the lower 48 U.S. states.
Whitney is composed of granite which has little quartz content, and the feldspar component of this rock gives the peak a somewhat pinkish appearance.
Despite its elevation of 14,496' (almost exactly half the height of Mt. Everest), the standard route is a non-technical trail during the warm season.
www.geocities.com /Yosemite/Campground/1435/whitney.htm   (1304 words)

 GORP - Climbing California's Mt. Whitney
The Mt. Whitney Trail is easily the most beaten path in the Sierras, and perhaps the most popular trail in the United States.
There are many other pristine trails in the vicinity of Mt. Whitney (see A Whitney Trail Alternative) where you won't have to jockey for position while you eat lunch beside a gurgling brook, nor wait in line for a seat in a solar latrine.
From the trailhead at 8,361 feet, the Mt. Whitney Trail winds up 11 miles to the peak at 14,494 feet, the highest point in the continental U.S.Hikers should be prepared for high-altitude conditions and the possibility of severe weather.
gorp.away.com /gorp/location/ca/hik_whit.htm   (868 words)

 Mt. Whitney, California
Whitney, California Mountaineer's Route, Directed by Geo Dunn Mt. Whitney, at 14495 feet is the highest peak in the lower 48 states.
This is because Mt. Whitney's neighborhood is populated by a multitude of...
Whitney is in eastern California, on the border of the Inyo National Forest and...
www.caoutdoors.com /Mt+Whitney-California.htm   (3842 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.
The 11-mile Mount Whitney Trail (class 1) is the easiest and most popular route to the summit and is often done as a strenuous 22-mile day hike.
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.
www.summitpost.org /mountain/rock/150227/mount-whitney.html   (1940 words)

 Mt. Whitney Trail, Inyo National Forest, Lone Pine, California, Mt. Whitney Portal Trailhead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Every year thousands travel to Whitney Portal with their hearts set on attaining the summit of Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the 48 US contiguous States.
Up the Whitney trail and to the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek provides access to the mountaineering and climbing routes on Mt. Whitney, Mt. Russell, and Mt. Carillon.
About 1/2 mile from the trailhead, leave the Mt. Whitney trail where it crosses the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek.
www.cityconcierge.com /activities/mt_whitney.shtml   (794 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)

 Mt. Whitney Summit Climb via the Mountaineers Route
Whitney, at 14,495 feet is the highest peak in the lower 48 states.
Whitney in the spring is every bit as strenuous as Mt. Rainier.
The ascent of the Mountaineer's Route on Mt. Whitney in the spring gave me the opportunity to develop the winter climbing skills I had learned on previous climbs on Mt. Rainier and other peaks.
www.mountainguides.com /whitney.shtml   (600 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.
They leave their packs at this junction, follow the Mt. Whitney Trail to the summit, and return, pick up their packs, and hike out by the Mt.
home.earthlink.net /~ellozy/mount-whitney-2002.html   (3036 words)

 Mt. Whitney - OutdoorDB
At 14,494 ft, Mt. Whitney is the tallest mountain in the lower 48.
How to Apply: Applications for the Whitney Lottery may be faxed or mailed to: Wilderness Permit Office 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 200 Bishop, CA 93514 Fax: 760.873.2484 between February 1st and the last day in February.
Therefore, be sure to specify your trailhead as the Main Mt. Whitney Trail and if you are applying for a day-hike, designate entry date the same as exit date.
www.outdoordb.org /index.php?title=Mt._Whitney   (653 words)

 Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter - Climbing Mt. Whitney
Whitney is nestled in with several other high Sierra mountains that can been seen for many miles.
The trail conditions and grading are vastly different on the Mt. Whitney trail than most trails I have hiked in the Whites.
Painted markers are not used on the Mt. Whitney trail.
www.amcsem.org /whitneylog.html   (1722 words)

 Mount Whitney
Mount Whitney viewed from the road to Lone Pine.
I climbed Mount Whitney (highpoint of California, the Sierra Nevada range, the lower 48 states, Inyo and Tulare counties, etc...) with Vince Lowe and Matt Bullard.
We just did the tourist route (the Mount Whitney trail), camping at the higher of the two main camps (Trail Camp).
www.idahosummits.com /whitney/whitney.htm   (690 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.
Still, Whitney is a popular ascent, and its superior height becomes much more apparent from its summit.
www.peakware.com /peaks.html?pk=269   (265 words)

 Mt. Whitney
Whitney is the highest point in the United States outside of Alaska.
The easiest and most popular route to the summit is the Whitney Portal Trail, which is an 11 mile Class I hike.
With crampons, ice ax and helmet, we began climbing the couloir on the northeast side of Mt Whitney (the Mountaineer's Route).
home.earthlink.net /~gnaxera/id3.html   (548 words)

 Mt. Whitney Mountaineering Route   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Whitney Portal - My exploits in 2001 Cottonwood Pass to Whitney Portal - A group of grumpy old men do Mt.
This course culminates with an attempt of Mt.
Whitney (14,498 ft.) via the mountaineer's route (class 2-3).
www.worldrockclimbing.com /Climb/mt.-whitney-mountaineering-route.html   (172 words)

 Because It's Really Tall
We got to the Mt. Whitney Ranger Station at about midnight and we were the first people there.
Whitney is obscured by the pinnacle ridge on the right of the picture.
By the time we got to Whitney, the headache had returned, now more severe than ever, and some of the ensuing nausea as well.
www.perrific.com /whitney/whitney.html   (3587 words)

 Mount Whitney Hike
It was on that mountain that Dar swore off her attempt at Mt. Whitney when the altitude got the best of her and caused severe nausea and vomiting.
Unless you missed geography class you probably know that Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the contiguous United States (that means the lower 48 states) at 14,497 feet.
The trail used by most people to access the summit of Whitney is the eleven mile (22 mile roundtrip) appropriately named Main Mt. Whitney Trail.
www.naturalbornhikers.com /MountWhitney/MountWhitney.htm   (2750 words)

 Mt. Whitney
On is 50th birthday, December 11th, 2000, Glenn made it to the summit of Mt. Whitney and then died in a fall in the area of the "99 switchbacks".
The vast Owens Valley, with its ever-changing scenery along 395, is overshadowed by the stark shades of brown of the foreboding mountains and peaks to the East, and the soaring jagged splendor of the granite teeth of the Sierra Crest to the West.
Now, Mt. Whitney became obvious to me from all of my study of maps and pictures, and similarly impressive was the almost complete lack of snow anywhere.
www.sierra-trails.com /whitney/whitneypre.htm   (2511 words)

 Inyo National Forest - Recreational Activities
At 14,496 feet elevation, Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states.
The Mt. Whitney Trail is in the John Muir Wilderness.
When it is free of snow, the Mt. Whitney Trail is suitable for less experienced hikers.
www.fs.fed.us /r5/inyo/recreation/wild/mtwhitney.shtml   (699 words)

 The Mt. Whitney Climb
The tiny town of Lone Pine sits at the base of Mt. Whitney, which is part of the Eastern Sierra mountain range, and next to the famous Alabama Hills where many classic cowboy movies were filmed.
Whitney makes its own weather and the lightning will fry your ass if you are in the wrong spot.
We were victorious and as I later discovered through some extensive research, we were the first to reach the summit of Mt. Whitney with an 8x10 camera.
www.charlespfarmer-photo.com /blackboard/mt_whitney.htm   (1630 words)

 National Geographic Maps | TOPO! mapXchange @nationalgeographic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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 about 9 miles.
Those with more time or those unable to get permits on the main trail may wish to attempt Mt. Whitney via either Cottonwood from the south, or Onion Valley from the north.
maps.nationalgeographic.com /topo/file.cfm?fileid=145   (271 words)

 Feeonlyadvisor.com: Mt. Whitney
We were able to stand on the top of Mt. Whitney and look at the beauty below us and realize that we had reached this one destination.
We plan for retirement, we plan for our children's education, we plan for so many goals but when we reach them, we realize that the journey continues, we haven't reached the finish line, there is more to be done, to accomplish.
Hiking to the top of Mt. Whitney and reaching financial independence is really quite the same process.
www.feeonlyadvisor.com /mt_whitney.html   (772 words)

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