Mount Whitney is not only California's highest peak, it is also the highest summit in the contiguous United States with an elevation of 14,505 feet.
It rises dramatically 10,000 feet above the floor of the Owens Valley.
In July 1904, U.S. Bureau of Fisheries employee Bryd Surby was struck and killed by lightning while eating lunch on the summit. In response to this event, work began on the stone hut that would become the Smithsonian Institution Shelter which was completed in 1909.
This detailed and beautifully printed poster of the stunning peak portrays the mountain using dark grey contour lines indicating elevation. Letterpress printed on premium tree-free paper, the poster is 11x14 and shipped flat, ready for framing or simple hanging.