In Eastern California four hours north of Los Angeles lies a long trough-shaped valley, bordered on either side by massive mountain ranges. Valley and mountains together form a region of superlatives. Here you will find our highest peak outside Alaska, Mount Whitney. The oldest of all living things, the bristlecone pine, and our deepest valley, the Owens. This 2014 version is a digital rendition of the 1995 second edition which brings this cherished guide back into print 52 years after its original publication.