Sierra Crest Sunrise
The sun rises over the eastern crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. A storm system snows on the ridge line and buries the tallest peaks, such as Lone Pine Peak (12,949') and the apex, Mount Whitney (14,508'). Mount Whitney would be visible above the valley just to the left of the road that leads up to Whitney Portal. In the foreground huge granite boulders foreshadow the towering rock piles of the Alabama Hills just behind the photographer. To the east clouds filter the sun's light into a narrow band that slices across the range.