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Mt. Whitney, California
Elevation: 14,497 feet
Mileage: 22 miles
Vertical Gain: 6,750 feet
Route: Whitney Trail from Whitney Portal

October 8th - 10th, 2002

Mt. 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. Later the state senate voted to call it Fowler's Peak, the governor vetoed this name, and Mt. Whitney won by default in honor of California Geologic Survey leader Josiah Whitney. Access to the Mt. Whitney Trail is gained by traveling 13 miles west on Whitney Portal Road from Lone Pine, CA.

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