Mt. Whitney 1999

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Mt.Whitney, located in the Sierra Nevada in eastern California, is the tallest mountain in the 48 contiguous US states with 14,497 ft. An 11 mile long trail leads to the summit, starting at Whitney Portal (8,360 ft). There are two campgrounds on the trail: Outpost Camp at 10,365 ft and Trail Camp at 12,000 ft. Everybody hiking in the Mt. Whitney zone needs a permit, which can be obtained from the Ranger station in Lone Pine.

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