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Mount Whitney
14494' (4417m) 1st in California  1985                                                                                                                                                                                                        Additional Mt Whitney pictures
Sunrise on Mount Whitney from the Alabama Hills
Being the highest point in the contiguous United States Mt Whitney is a very popular destination. There are special restrictions involved with the "Whitney Zone". Even an extremely hard twenty one mile round trip day hike requires a permit. (It didn't in 1985 but overnight travel did). Day hikes were often popular during the full moon. A 10.5 mile trail will take you from the Whitney Portal at around 8300' to the 14,494' summit. There is also and alternate climbers route through Boy Scout Basin which is also very popular.
1912 Smithsonian summit shelter  Whitney summit 1985
Mike Stanwood                                                                                                           A hard nights sleep 12,000'                                                                                                                                      
Whitney Crest  (Langley to Whitney) Whitney Crest  (Whitney to Williamson)      Russell is the only 14,000 footer I haven't climbed
Additional Mt Whitney pictures
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