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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.
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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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As I paddled this liquid lifeline that had been dormant since 1913, I stared at a snow-capped Mount Whitney and the rest of the craggy Eastern Sierra towering to the west, while the desolate Inyo Mountains flanked the runnel to the east.
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"My plan B in a crisis is to go afloat and in fact today, as we speak, the Fifth Fleet in the Arabian Gulf and the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean, are doing an exercise where they have taken a command element on board the Mount Whitney (flagship of the Sixth Fleet) to be able to see how they would deal with a crisis where they had to go afloat due to threats ashore for whatever reason," he said.
Badwater takes competitors over a gruelling 135-mile (217 km) course, from Death Valley -- the hottest, driest place in North America - to Mount Whitney, the highest summit of continental United States.
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Known as the world's toughest footrace, runners on the 217km course scale a cumulative elevation of about 4,000 metres from the hottest, driest place in North America to Mount Whitney, the highest summit of continental United States.
Mountain Name J Location Height (in feet) Archdeacons Tower Alaska 19,537 Churchill Peaks Alaska 20,161 Mount Bear Alaska 14,793 Mount Bona Alaska 16,358 Mount Elbert Colorado 14,426 Mount McKinley Alaska 20,320 Mount Rainer Washington State 14,416 Mount Whitney California 14,505 Mount Williamson California 14,389 South Peak Alaska 20,161 Mountain Name Height (in meters) Archdeacons Tower 5,955 Churchill Peaks 6,145 Mount Bear 4,509 Mount Bona 4,986 Mount Elbert 4,397 Mount McKinley 6,194 Mount Rainer 4,394 Mount Whitney 4,442 Mount Williamson 4,394 South Peak 6,145 SOURCE: 1.
They include Death Valley National Park and Mount Whitney; Sea World, San Diego; Disneyland; San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge; Napa Valley and the Vineyards.
Chef Macfarlane spent ten years on active service in the Navy, serving two four-star admirals, the crew and officers of the USS Mount Whitney LCC-20 and the President of the United States in the White House and Blair House in Washington DC.
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