Looking east, you will be able to look down 10,000 vertical feet and see the little town of Lone Pine and the Owens Valley. The mountain range that you see across the valley is the Inyo Mountains. To the north you will be able to see many Sierra peaks, along with White Mountain
on the north eastern side of the valley over 60 miles away. To the west is Sequoia National Park, and to the south peaks such as near by Lone Pine Peak, and Mt Langley
come into view.
As with most Sierra Nevada
peaks, Mt Whitney contains a summit register box (as you can see in the left hand photo). It is like no other I have ever seen on any Sierra Peak (and I have been on many of them) in terms of size and construction. This register is designed to fit several thousand names. I was told by one of the forest service personnel that Sequoia Rangers now and then make the trip to the top of Mt Whitney
in order to collect the filled register and replace it with a new one. The registers are not discarded, however, but are placed in the archives as part of Mt Whitney's legacy. So you can be assured when you sign the Mt Whitney Register your name is going down in history.