Lone mountains

Although the highest mountain in the continental 48 is Mt Whitney in the Sierra Nevadas, two of the most complete Cascadian solo mountains in these 48 states are Mt Shasta in northern California and Mt Rainier in Washington. From any angle, these two mountains stay white into the year longer than their surroundings and close relatives in the Cascades. Summiting these on foot at any time of year is both daunting and not feasible without extensive preparation and organization.

These mountains are also both featured in the separate category Day to night transitions and Time falling on a mountain.

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