If you're looking to hike an alternative route to Mount Whitney, this is a great option! Day 1 takes you either over Cottonwood Pass or New Army Pass from Horseshoe Meadows Campground to Lower Soldier Lake.
Day 1: Cottonwood Pass to Lower Soldier Lake
Day 1: Near Army Pass to Lower Soldier Lake
Cottonwood Pass Trailhead
New Army Pass Trailhead