This is a classic place to take a photo. You can see it many car commercials and old westerns. Head straight for ten miles and you’ll be in “Afghanistan”, the location for the opening scene of Iron Man.
Still gray skies, so no light, but the recent snow storms have brought back some contrast to Mount Whitney and the surrounding high peaks.
It was fun driving this road, because there was zero traffic. I could stop and take photos from the centerline if I wanted to.