White Mountain Panorama

California's White Mountain, elevation 14,252', offers a truly unique perspective of the High Sierra, allowing you to see essentially the whole of the range in one great sweep. In addition to Sierra looks you also get a wonderful view of Owens Valley to the west and Nevada's Fish Lake Valley to the east. This is certainly one of the more striking panoramas in the state. Enjoy!

— September 19, 2011

Andy Lewicky is the author and creator of SierraDescents

Dan Conger September 20, 2011 at 7:06 am

Great view! I've actually been to the top of that one with my Dad. Relatively simply hike. The view from the summit is awe inspiring. I can recognize/name many of the peaks in the frame, having grown up in Bishop. The July day my Dad and I were up there, it was 108 degrees in Bishop, but 41 on the summit due to cloud cover. Quite a difference. We watched a golden eagle swoop down and grab a marmot while we were hiking ... poor little critter didn't know what hit him.

If the snow was ever decent enough, skiing that northwest slope (from about 2:45 - 2:50 in the vid) down into Chalfant Valley would be awesome ... However, winter winds tend to scour that face completely clean.