California has it all when it comes to the outdoors. From the ocean to the desert, lakes and valleys to soaring mountain peaks. In fact, California has one honor that tops every other state, it has the highest peak on the continental US - Mount Whitney and 14,491 feet above sea level. It is a gorgeous peak and offers many exciting and challenging routes to the summit. But do not stop there because California has 13 fourteen thousand foot peaks in all, all with very unique characteristics that offer something for everyone!