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Road to Mt Whitney, Lone Pine, CA 10-19

Road to Mt Whitney, Lone Pine, CA 10-19

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Mount Whitney,in the Sierra Nevada, for years could claim to be the highest point in the USA. After Alaska became a state, Mt. Denali took over the title. So Whitney is now said to be the highest point in the contiguous (lower) United States.
It is often mistaken for the larger peak on the left center which is Lone Pine Peak.
An interesting fact is that the lowest point in the lower forty-eight is just 70 miles away in Death Valley.

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Photo taken @ W on 20 June 2016 (© inkknife_2000 (11 million views) / Flickr)

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