The popular Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing has added another local title, Mount Whitney, to a growing stack of Owens Valley books. Filled with historic photos and interesting tidbits of natural history, Native Paiute history, packers, climbers, and film stars, this is a great momento of a Whitney hike, or trip through the valley. Written by Lone Pine’s film history guru and Inyo Film Commissioner Chris Langley together with Lone Pine conservationist Michael Prather, the book addresses the early explorers, attempts at climbing and trail building as well as the artists and writers who have immortalized this natural landmark.
The Images of America books are primarily photos with long descriptive captions which make for quick and fun reading. Very entertaining as well as informative! Mount Whitney joins Inyo National Forest, Mono Lake, Bodie, Bishop, Manzanar, and Eastern California Cemeteries on our shelf. We can order titles for you too if you are interested in other areas.