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THE VIEW … the History, the Geology and the Museum…

There are many that think Lone Pine Peak, located on the east side of the Sierra Nevada range just west of the town of Lone Pine, is Mt. Whitney. It’s easy to understand because of its prominence at the eastern edge of the summit and boundary of the John Muir Wilderness.

But Mt. Whitney, located just north, with its west slope in Sequoia National Park and its east slope in the Inyo National Forest is the  highest mountain in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m). The summit is also the southern terminus of the John Muir Trail, which runs 211.9 mi (341.0 km) from Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley

To assist our visitors, we have installed a custom interpretive sign to the Museum’s landscape. Located behind the museum and adjacent to the Tesla Superchargers we hope this sign will provide the perspective and information to make your viewscape more memorable.

Creative rendering by Liz Gulick. (June 2023)
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A few examples of those who have captured the beauty of tthe Alabama Hills in time-lapse.