Courtesy of 3DFlags.comMount Whitney (14,508 ft) and Mount Muir (14,015 ft), Lone Pine, California

Mount Whitney (14,508 ft) and Mount Muir (14,015 ft), Lone Pine, California

Hike Stats Date: June 19, 2004
Mount Whitney: 14,508 feet Base: 8,300 feet Vertical Rise: 6,208 feet
Start: 05:18 Summit: 11:31 Return: 18:30
Mount Muir: 14,015 feet Base: RT from Whitney Trail Vertical Rise: ~300 feet
Start: 13:35 Summit: 14:20 Return: 14:50
RT Dist: ~22 miles Conditions: Sunny and Clear

Mount Whitney lies in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California. It is the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states. Actually, it's the tallest mountain in the US outside of Alaska. Though California has only 15 fourteeners as opposed to Colorado's 54, California can claim the tallest -- something that Colorado residents are somewhat bitter about.

This is the story of our historic trip to Mount Whitney, which has been on my list for many years. We lucked out with weather and hiked it on a beautiful clear day in June of 2004. Along the way, I was also able to bag nearby Mount Muir, another of California's fourteeners.

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2004-06-19 Mt. Whitney and Mt. Muir

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Hike to top of Mt. Whitney (14,508 ft), tallest mountain in lower 48 states, and Mt. Muir (14,015 ft).

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