The Sierras get all the love, and for good reason. But across the valley to the east are the White Mountains. Not THOSE White Mountains (of NH), but rather a high elevation ridgeline straddling the CA/NV border. The highest and roadless section spans from White Mountain (a 14er) and Boundary Peak (the Nevada highpoint). Along the ridge you cross huge open plateaus and some fun narrow scrambles. While few humans travel this area, you can expect to see elk and desert bighorn.