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WHITNEY PORTAL (formerly, HUNTER FLAT and HUNTERS CAMP) is the end of the Whitney Portal
Portal
road in Inyo County, California
California
, 13.7 miles (22 km) west of Lone Pine at an elevation of 8,374 feet (2,552 m). Whitney Portal
Portal
is the gateway to Mount Whitney
Mount Whitney
, the highest point in the contiguous United States; it is the trailhead for the Mount Whitney Trail . Campgrounds, parking lots, bearproof food storage facilities, a store and a restaurant are located at Whitney Portal. Whitney Portal
Portal
Road approaches Whitney Portal
Portal

A road reached Whitney Portal
Portal
in 1936. Previously, the place was called Hunter Flat in honor of William L. Hunter, an Owens Valley pioneer. The road was used in scenes in at least two American feature films, High Sierra (1941), with Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
and Ida Lupino
Ida Lupino
, and The Long, Long Trailer
The Long, Long Trailer
(1954) with Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
and Desi Arnaz
Desi Arnaz
.

REFERENCES

* ^ A B "8373". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey
U.S. National Geodetic Survey
. Retrieved 2016-09-25. * ^ A B Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1214. ISBN 1-884995-14-4 .

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Municipalities and communities of Inyo County, California
California
, United States

County seat
County seat
: INDEPENDENCE

CITY

* Bishop

CDPS

* Big Pine * Cartago * Darwin * Dixon Lane-Meadow Creek * Furnace Creek * Homewood Canyon * Independence * Keeler * Lone Pine * Mesa * Olancha * Pearsonville * Round Valley * Shoshone * Tecopa * Trona * Valley Wells * West Bishop * Wilkerson

Unincorporated communities

* Aberdeen * Alabama Hills * Alico * Alta Vista * Ashford Junction * Aspendell * Badwater * Ballarat * Bartlett * Beveridge * Blackrock * Brockmans Corner * Calvada Springs * Coso * Coso Junction * Crater * Death Valley Junction * Deep Springs * Dolomite * Dunmovin * Evelyn * Fish Springs * Grant * Haiwee * Harrisburg * Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells * Indian Village * Junction Ranch * Kearsarge * Keough Hot Springs * Laws * Linnie * Millspaugh * Mock * Monola * Oteys Sierra Village * Owenyo * Panamint Springs * Park Village * Peterson Mill * Poleta * Reward * Rocking K * Rovana * Ryan * Scranton * Seven Pines * Stovepipe Wells * Sykes * Talus * Teakettle Junction * Whitney Portal * Zurich

Indian reservations

* Big Pine Reservation * Lone Pine Reservation

GHOST TOWNS

* Ashford Mill * Avena * Bend City * Bradford Siding * Burnt Wagons * Carthage * Cerro Gordo Landing * Cerro Gordo * Chloride City * Chrysopolis * Clark * Copperfield * Coso * Dunmovin * Echo * Elna * Furnace * Furnace Creek Inn * Greenwater * Gerstley * Horton * Intake * Jay * Kasson * Kearsarge * Lane Mill * Leadfield * Lee * Lila C * Lookout City * Manzanar * Narka * Newburyport * 9 Mile Station * Noonday Camp * Owensville * Panamint City * Reilly * Roachville * San Carlos * Scheelite * Schwaub * Skyes * Sodan * Stewarts * Sunland * Swansea * Tule Station * White Mountain City

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