The Mt. Whitney Collection
MT. WHITNEY COLLECTION
Our Mt. Whitney collection celebrates the highest peak in the lower 48 US states. This rugged and dramatic 14,505-foot tall peak sits only 84.6 miles west-northwest of North America's lowest point, Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park, at 282 ft below sea level. Mt. Whitney's west slope is in Sequoia National Park, and the summit is the southern terminus of the John Muir Trail, which runs 211.9 mi from Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park.
Our glass and coaster set features the iconic peak in breathtaking detail. From Wotans Throne, through the infamous 97 switchbacks to the trail crest, to Mt. Muir on to the summit towering over Pinnacle ridge, every detail is in the glass.
The 97 Switchbacks under the Milky Way at Night by Matthew Saville
The geologic reality that the tallest point of the contiguous US is under 100 miles from the lowest point in the US, at Badwater Basin, inspired the unreal Badwater 135 Ultramarathon. This incredibly difficult race travels 146 miles with a cumulative elevation gain of over 19,000 ft. The fastest times come in at under 24 hrs!
Another reason that we love Mt. Whitney is its connection to Yosemite Valley through the world-renowned John Muir Trail. Mt. Whitney is the trail's southern terminus, which travels through what many backpackers say is the finest mountain scenery in the United States. The JMT passes 14,000-foot peaks, thousands of lakes, and innumerable canyons and granite cliffs. The 211 mile ultimately finishes in Yosemite valley after winding through some of the crown jewels of America's park system: Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks, and The John Muir and Ansel Adams Wildernesses.
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Sequoia Parks Conservancy (SPC) is built on decades of support for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. This legacy demonstrates longstanding commitment and contribution to the parks and their surrounding communities, including the US Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Kaweah.
SPC is a key connection point with park visitors and provides important services, educational programs, and funding in support of park priorities.
THE MT. WHITNEY PINT AND TUMBLER
The 3D data of Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48, is prominent in our hand-blown glasses made in Portland, Oregon.
THE MT. WHITNEY COASTER SET
The custom etched coaster set is laser cut from birch ply and fitted with a cork backing. Featuring a unique 3/4 view of Mt. Whitney with topographic lines every 30 ft.