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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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Get some perspective on the area: Climb Mt. Whitney (permit required by lottery from the Eastern Sierra Visitor Center; fs.usda.gov) for Sierra Nevada views, and then devote a day to make the 100-mile trip to Death Valley (nps.
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government to pay $700,000 to the estate of a hiker who was killed when, during a lightning storm, he took refuge in a metal-roofed hut on California's Mt. Whitney, built to shelter scientists doing astronomical research.
Mt. Whitney, the second highest mountain in the U.S., was scaled by an American team for the first time.
They climbed to the summit of Mt. Whitney in California's Sequoia National Park, the highest point in the continental United States.
Crystal Geyser Roxane has announced plans to triple production with a $3-million expansion at the company's new alpine spring water facility in the High Sierra near Mt. Whitney, CA.
From the west, the mountains rise gradually from the Central Valley in a series of foothills, but from the east along the Owens Valley, the peaks stab the sky in ramparts that rise from near sea level to 14,494-foot Mt. Whitney -- the highest point in the U.S.
At more than 5,000 feet elevation, the campground includes 83 recreational vehicle and tent sites that boast impressive views of Mt. Whitney, Lone Pine Peak and Mt.
In the 19th century, astronomer and aviation pioneer Samuel Pierpont Langley, who also served as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, cooked on Mt. Whitney using solar energy.
Mt. Whitney sets the bar as the highest peak in the contiguous United States, and Yosemite Falls reigns as the continent's tallest waterfall.
Hood, Mt. Whitney, the giant redwoods, Crater Lake, Yosemite, and Lake Tahoe.
On a cool summer evening in 1915, more than a dozen of the country's most influential men sat around a bonfire at the toes of Mt. Whitney. Among them were a congressman, a railroad executive, a National Geographic editor, and the president of the Natural History Museum.