The resplendent Mineral King Valley, as seen from the trail returning to the valley from Timber Gap.
Farewell Gap is visible on the left, at the end of the valley. Vandever Mountain (11,947 feet) is the mountain on the right side of Farewell Gap. Moving right, the tallest peaks are White Chief (11,159 feet) and Hengst (11,146 feet).
The bowls below these mountains—which contain numerous alpine lakes, including White Chief, Eagle, and the Mosquito Lakes chain—were the epicenter of Disney's ski resort plans.
Photo: Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice