Father, Son Missing on Mt. Whitney Three other hikers in a separate group were rescued By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Oct 22, 2010 8:15 AM CDT 4 comments Comments Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the continental US at 14,494 feet, stands in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which carry less snow than normal, on May 9, 2008 near Lone Pine, California. (Getty Images) (Newser) – Three hikers were rescued from California’s Mt. Whitney yesterday, but two more remain missing. Heavy snow and extreme weather battered the area, reducing visibility and dropping temperatures near the peak to 20 degrees, CNN reports. The two who are still missing, a father and son originally from Iran, were hiking the 36-mile trail with a friend, who became ill and returned early. Sinh Baghsohi, 27, and his father were due back Tuesday.