California’s Highest Peak (Winter Climb) • Expert Vagabond Hiking Mt Whitney in the WinterLone Pine, CaliforniaThe elevation is starting to take its toll. Carefully planting one foot in front of the other, climbing through snow with my ice axe, I push on to summit California’s highest mountain.Mount Whitney is the highest mountain in the lower 48 states at 14,505 feet. Yes, California is home to both the lowest point in the United States (Death Valley), as well as one of…