Today we took a road trip to Mount Whitney, which is the highest summit in the contiguous United States with an elevation of 14,505. Last week we were at the lowest point in the United States at 282 ft. below sea level. That would be Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park just a little over 84 miles from here. This is the Wiki link if you would like to read more about Mount Whitney, CA.
Since it was going to be an all day trip, we took Fred along. I know he enjoyed it.
Fred’s view from the back seat.
Our first stop on the way to Mt. Whitney was Rhyolite.
We drove through Rhyolite and looked at the old building/ruins. Very interesting to look at. Lots of history in this area. This is the Wiki link if you would like to read more about Rhyolite, NV.
We made it to the trailhead for Mount Whitney (as far as you can drive). It was cloudy and snowing so we really couldn't see Mt. Whitney. The scenery was beautiful.
Tomorrow will be a travel day for us. We will be moving on to Las Vegas.
Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.