East Face close-up seen from the Whitney Portal.
|Elevation||14,505 ft (4,421 m)NAVD 88|
|Prominence||10,080 ft (3,072 m)
|Parent peak||El Pico de Orizaba|
|Listing||Ultra prominent peak
U.S. state high point
SPS Emblem peak
|Location||Sequoia National Park / Inyo National Forest, California, USA|
|Topo map||USGS Mount Whitney|
|Age of rock||Cretaceous|
|First ascent||August 18, 1873 by Charles Begole, Albert Johnson, and John Lucas |
|Easiest route||Mount Whitney Trail (hike)|
Mount Whitney is a mountain in eastern California. The mountain is about 14,505 feet (4,421 m). This makes Mount Whitney the tallest mountain in the United States if you leave out Alaska and Hawaii. If Alaska and Hawaii were in, Mount McKinley would be the tallest mountain. Mount Whitney is only 76 miles from Badwater in Death Valley National Park, which is the lowest point in the United States, even if Alaska and Hawaii were kept in. Mount Whitney is located in the Sierra Nevada. Mount Whitney was named by the California Geological Survey in 1864, they named it after Josiah Whitney.
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