Mt. Whitney

Forestry and Timber
Distance: 221 miles one-way. It’s the highest point in the lower 48 — 14,497 feet above sea level — and just 76 miles west of Badwater as the crow flies, 135 miles as the ultra-marathoners jog, walk and crawl. Intimidated by the climb? Take a little hike from the Whitney Portal Store at the... Jacquie Kaner / For The Times