You can pick up one of these wonderful guide books in the gift shop area of The Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History. It cost about $2. I think it is well worth it! The museum is an awesome display of local movie history with exhibits, movie posters, costumes (worn by the actual actors), saddles, movie vehicles such as vintage cars and wagons. Lets’ not forget the really cool props used in Tremors and Iron man. It was really cool to walk up to the sand worms fromTremors and be able to touch them…kind of ewwww……lol!
Located on Hwy 395 (Main Street)
Graffiti is not always welcome when we are trying to preserve our parks for future generations, but sometimes people just cannot contain themselves. I do know this rock has been painted in this fashion for many, many years and it appeared it was given a touch up to look like it has teeth from having lipstick. I will admit it made us smile, although I am not condoning this behavior, but kids will be kids.
Mt. Whitney is at the elevation of 14,497. It is the tallest peak in the contiguous forty eight states and this countries beautiful natural masterpiece. It was first climbed in 1873 and was called previously Fishermen’s Peak. It was rename later after Josiah Whitney who investigated it to be the tallest in the country according to his 1864 geologic survey. A trail called the Portal is the entrance to the hiking trail 10.7 miles that leads to the top of Mount Whitney. The center is open 7 days a week from 8am-6pm in summer and 8am-5pm in winter. They say it takes only one day, but most take 2-3 day to hike it and make sure you check with the rangers on what the rules are and what to take with you. One thing I am certain is, you pack everything in and everything out, and that includes your waste. Yeah, I am not kidding. They have kits you can get with the park rangers. Turns out the soil cannot handle waste deposits because of the granite in the soil cannot absorb that type of content properly. So many people visit here every year for its year around beauty so that means disaster for the environment.
Here is a great book with lots of information Hiking Mt.Whitney Trails