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Whitney, Mount,

peak, 14,494 ft (4,418 m) high, E Calif., in the Sierra Nevada at the eastern border of Sequoia National Park; the highest peak in the contiguous 48 states (DenaliDenali,
formerly Mount McKinley,
peak, 20,310 ft (6,190 m) high, S central Alaska, in the Alaska Range; highest point in North America. Permanent snowfields cover more than half the mountain and feed numerous glaciers.
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 [Mt. McKinley], Alaska, is the highest peak in the United States). It is connected by a scenic highway with Death Valley. The peak is named for U.S. geologist Josiah D. Whitney, who surveyed it in 1864.

Whitney, Mount


a mountain in the western USA, in the state of California. Rising 4,418 m above sea level, Mount Whitney has the highest summit in the Sierra Nevada. It is a sharp peak rising above the axial crest of a ridge. On the slopes of the mountain are alpine meadows and snowfields.

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An Iranian father-and-son team of hikers was feared lost in snows on California's Mount Whitney but managed to walk out safely where rescuers weren't looking for them.
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Above all; Mount Whitney and California's highest peaks.
The USS Mount Whitney was the first Navy ship to travel to Poti since Georgia's five-day war with Russia last month.
When she saw Team Survivor at a Sacramento race in 2002, she decided to sign up for their next event, a backpacking climb up Mount Whitney.
At 14,491 feet above sea level, the highest point in the contiguous 48 states is Mount Whitney, which is also in California.