Took Old Army pass up. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $20 per person. Fees are $35 per vehicle or $30 per motorcycle. Golden meadows in the Cottonwood Lakes basin. Whitney. Stop by here and you can enjoy the view of tallest mountain in the 49 states of the US. By 2 pm, it was unbearable to hike up in the cottonwood lakes and below. All in loose gravel and challenging to step. August 22 – Iceberg Lake to Crabtree Meadow. Whitney @ 14,500'. Historical Weather. The Whitney Portal Store, located 13 miles west of Lone Pine, lies next to the Mount Whitney trail head and has operated by permit from the Inyo National Forest since 1987. While the lottery to get a permit for Mount Whitney can be challenging and competitive, Mount Langley’s hikers can easily get a free permit on the day of their hike. This hike is serious, and awesome, and challenging. Whitney. We couldn't get overnight permits for the Cottonwood Lakes trailcamp halfway up the Langley trail, but we were hoping to be able to get them at the Lone Pine visitor center the day before our hike. This part required us to follow the cairns put there to mark the trail and occasional scrambling. From there, the Cottonwood Lakes Trail gently makes its way through pristine alpine terrain to a series of several crystal-clear alpine lakes, all in the shadow of the high Sierra peaks like Mt Langley. Whitney lottery, we planned our camping trip around hiking Mt. Edit: Thanks everyone, your responses are very helpful! Langley receives much less traffic while offering excellent views and … The second part that confuses people is the final push to the top. It also has a trail that will take you all the way to the top, and I would highly recommend it as a … Mt. In the spirit of Alastair Humphrey's  Microadventure  I took off for a quick late season adv... After years of searching for a lightweight two person shelter I finally settled on the Big Sky Evolution 2P/2D/2V free standing tent. Whitney (14494ft. The area is south of Lone Pine, CA and an hour drive from Mt. At 14,042 feet Mt. view of Mt. The view of Mt. Whitney, USA's highest point outside of Alaska. Mt Langley has a great view of the Southern Sierra Nevada as mentioned above. This did hurt us and we made it to the summit at 3.15 pm. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is INDEPENDE which is approximately 19 miles away and has an elevation of 3,950 feet (10,029 feet lower than Mount Langley). We were a group of 5 and hiked Mt Langley on 8/29. Whitney and Sky Blue Lake from Mt. In the beginning the cairns & trail is clear and marked. Cairns lead the way through the maze of sandy scree. Things got difficult when entering the area with the large Cairns. We filtered water at High Lake on our way up and at Lake 5 on our way down. Mt. I saw several other hikers have the same experience while coming down. Because the hike is arguably easier than Mt. Last spring while walking the dogs I ran into my familiar neighbor Dwayne. I spent over night, got windy but most incredible night stars I’ve ever seen. Beautiful scenery. The route to Mt. And I shared the peak with only 2 other people, Steve and Bruce. Mt Langley, located in the Eastern Sierra just south of Mt Whitney, is the tenth highest mountain in California (4280m). Langley. Whitney (14,494 ft), highest summit in the contiguous United States, along the Eastern Sierras: Mt. Whitney trail, class 1) Since I was free, I replied that I would probably be up for it. Whitney. Whitney annually since 2002. This trip really started in 2007. Hiking Mount Whitney via Mt Langley & the most beautiful lakes in the world. Bring plenty of water and snacks and do your best to follow ALL the cairns. Mount Langley is the ninth highest peak in California. Beautiful views. With a total elevation change of over 32,000 feet and a complete lack of switchbacks the Trans Catalina Tr... After seeing some of the cuben hybrid material used on the Zpacks Exo backpacks, I decided to try some on my own version of a cuben pack. Langley and Mt. Here is the beginning of high sierra if you drive north from highway 395. Mt. Whitney from Mt. Langley can be reached in a day hike, and the wild ride up Horseshoe Meadow The steeper more direct ones are best. It's relatively easier to climb with fully loaded pack. Mt. Whitney, located in the long Sierra Nevada Mountain Range of California, is the highest mountain peak in the continental United States outside of Alaska. Langley to the south from near Discovery Pinnacle. After getting rejected from the Mt. Cottonwood Lake #5. photo op. Spoke with eastern Sierra interagency center and they said as of today this trail is OPEN. Langley. Does anyone know the snowpack conditions as of end of May 2015 on the Normal Route Army Pass to Mt. Whitney (7.5') This tour takes you to the top of Mt. Rising to 14,042 feet, Mount Langley is less than five hundred feet shorter than Mount Whitney but receives far fewer visitors. Langley. I was… Day 1: 3 miles - 3,500' climb. Langley is the southern most 14er in the Sierra. Langley Hike Click here to view the pictures On Sunday, Dave and I left Mammoth Lakes and drove south to Lone Pine then to Horseshoe Meadows Campground to try Mt. USGS Quad: Cirque Peak; Mt. A hike … Langley Traverse~ September 2016, John Muir Trail: Tuolumne Meadows to Devils Postpile, Cuben Fiber Hybrid Backpack with Removable Internal Frame, Six Moon Designs Cuben Haven Tarp and Inner Net Tent, Yosemite 2011 ~ Four Day Solo Ultralight Trip. That steep. I'd say do both OAP, NAP and see all the lakes. The first 3 are easy to navigate but you come to a section with 3 different paths to choose and none look like they ever get close to heading in the right directions. Mount Langley is the 9th tallest mountain in California and one of three California 14ers that can be accessed via a Class-1 hiking trail which makes it one of the easiest California 14ers to the summit. Mt. Great views of Whitney from the summit. Ask the park ranger when you pick up your permits what conditions are like. The 'Final 400' is a fun class III climb that leads to the peak and before long I was enjoying the view from the top of Mt. The summit provides expansive views, solitude, and a deep feeling of accomplishment. Lowering your center of gravity and side stepping while coming down is a much more stable way to get down this steep part. Looking straight back down from near the top of The Chute. Traveling in Bear Country. Langley from the Cottonwood Lakes. Whitney. The trail up to Cottonwood Lakes is beautiful and shaded with dense trees. Whitney (14,494 ft) along the Eastern Sierras From what I've read, Mt. Back to the car by 6:00 pm. Langley, Upper Soldier Lake, Miter Basin, Erin Lake, Mt. I’ve hiked Mt. It is also the southernmost 14er in the United States. Be prepared for lots of loose sand/gravel and steep inclines all the way to the plateau of Langley. Overnight trip with Josh, Billy, Nolan, me to the top of Mt. Whitney is the target for most hikers who come to this area, but it is too much for a day hiker, and otherwise requires backpacking to a camp site at higher altitude before attempting that hike. Left TH at 3pm, arrived and Cottonwood Lake #3 around 6:30pm. Some even do it as a long day hike from the same trailhead we started at! The redoubtable Clarence King made what was probably the second ascent in 1871 in clouds and poor visibility, believing that he had made the first ascent of Mt. By the time I reached Whitney Portal it was already 2:00 pm, which left just enough time to hike up to Upper Boy Scout Lake at 11,400' and camp for the night. I had a good climb up Shasta's West Face and wanted to do more that summer. Definitely a hard but beautiful hike. Whitney to … Overall a great hike! Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous United States, lies 4.8 miles to the … I only have one night I can spend at elevation and want to attempt Langley. The clear skies and warm air allowed us to take off our packs and take in the views. Ansel Adams along the XST - Cross Country Sierra Traverse This year the mountain gods provided a tremendous oppor tunity. It was 9.2 miles round trip. Finally at the top. Mount Langley is located on the crest of the Sierra Nevada, on the boundary between Inyo and Tulare counties, in eastern California in the southwestern United States. Whoa! Langley. That's a lot of Whitney experience for two guys to share. Mt. I did blow the whistle I had occasionally and used the headlamps we had for this last phase from Lake 4 back to trailhead. Mount Langley is the ninth highest peak in California. We started at 5.30 am from the Cottonwood Lakes campground and got back by 11.15 pm. It was only 1:00 pm so after taking a few photos I took the Whitney Trail down toward Discovery Pinnacle where I left the trail and followed a cross country route down the 'Sand Hill' to Crabtree Lakes, then over Crabtree Pass and finally to Sky Blue Lake just after dark. A 6 day backpacking trip through the high Sierra Nevada. Getting higher, the view back toward Upper Soldier Lake. Langley. Suggest taking left at the fork towards "new army pass" instead of right towards "cottonwood lakes" about 4 miles into the hike. I was ... After an early start I arrived at the ranger station in time to get a 'walk-in' permit for the North Fork Lone Pine Creek, also known as the Mountaineers Route up Mt. The view of Mt. Once you get to the cairns near the top its also mostly sand and tough to navigate so be prepared. THere is one spot at the beginning of this where you have to use your hand to get over 2 rocks but other than that its an uphill hike from one cairn to the next cairn. There appears to be no appear trail defined at the top for following the cairns and that can be frustrating as you try to figure out the route. Camped at Long Lake and headed out at 3:45am up New Army Pass to summit Mount Langley. Whitney Timelapse Topic Options #99875 - 05/31/15 09:21 PM Mt Langley current conditions: TheGreatUnwashed Member Registered: 10/14/14 ... Well I am off to Horseshoe Meadows TH parking lot to spend a few hrs sleeping before I make for the summit of Mt. Langley and Mt. I made it back to the car at Horseshoes Meadows by 6;00 pm, making it a 52 hour Microadventure. It was great! Langley Microadventure route. I’m pretty fit, can hike 20 miles/6000ft no problem without elevation, but just want to be cautious. Since it looks increasingly like my Mt. Whitney, Mt. Sitting hidden in the Eastern Sierras Mt. Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. Sequoia National Park charges a fee to enter. Get acclimated to the altitude because once you get up above 13,000ft you'll feel it. Whitney and Langley (on the left) left to right-Josh, Anita, Harv, Jules, Karine. Langley - 14,026 ft Mt. Mt Langley is The 9th Highest Peak in California. For me, hiking Mt Langley was actually my 2nd California 14er to summit. The trail down from New Army pass and up from Old Army Pass was easy to navigate. 16.5 lbs with food and gear for 2 1/2 days. At the store, we keep last minute supplies for hiking, camping, fishing, and related items for the portal visitors. Ltd.); … The hike starts from the Cottonwood Lakes Campground, already at 10,000 feet, so your car does most of the legwork to get you to altitude. Looking at Mt Whitney webcam there appears to be minimal snow in the area. This is a short summary of what you will encounter on the Cottonwood Lakes trail and the Old Army Pass that leads to the Summit of Mt Langley. I am doing the JMT and finishing late September to horseshoe meadow. From Whitney trail, class 3) Mt. Beautiful lakes and great backpacking. Mt Langley Trailhead. 23 hours of hiking over a 52 hour Microadventure. The view of Mt. The hike starts from the Cottonwood Lakes Campground, already at 10,000 feet, so your car does most of the legwork to get you to altitude. Take the second from left. 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It is only 5 miles from Mount Whitney and in the same range. The views are simply amazing. Mount Langley is located on the crest of the Sierra Nevada, on the boundary between Inyo and Tulare counties, in eastern California in the southwestern United States.To the east is Owens Valley, and to the west is the Kern River Valley.It is the ninth-highest peak in the state and the seventh-highest in the Sierra. Two of us did slip and lost balance. Mt. This was a great way to end another summer in the High Sierra. Finally at the top of The Chute, the view from The Notch. I've also redone this tour route to include the 14000'+ Mt. WHITNEY. Langley. I got a couple of bleeding bruises and had to use the first aid kit I carried. Enjoy the beautiful views and difficult journey to the top. It is the ninth-highest peak in the state and the seventh-highest in the Sierra. After camping at Upper Boy Scout Lake I got an early start on the Mountaineers Route to Mt. thats the right trail and has cairns as well but its difficult to see. The objective of our commentary: Whitney - 22 miles of hiking, easy to complete if you come prepared. The sand gets ya at Mt. We opted to hike Langley when we weren't able to get permits for the more popular Whitney. The yack trail out to either Army or New Army Trail rocks and rolls and sandy. The view from the top of Old Army Pass, the route down to the Cottonwood Lakes. I was going to camp at Soldier Lake and go around to Army Pass to climb Mt. The 10 miles of solid rock kills ya at Mt. Most people will become nauseous and physically exhausted above 12,000' if they don't acclimate. Mount Langley is located just south of the Mount Whitney hike and is the southernmost California fourteener in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The North and South faces provide excellent technical rock … Topos: Olancha, Lone Pine, Mt. The one class III section on the way to Mt. Mt. at the top after the 2000ft climb. Our Whitney permit got canceled due to fires. August 19 – Miter Basin . Mt. The southern most of the California 14ers, Mt Langley is accessed via it's South Ridge from New Army Pass. The summit of Mt. Mt Langley (14,023 ft)is located south of Mt Whitney and is the ninth highest peak in the state and the seventh highest in the Sierras. 8 reviews of Mount Langley "Mount Langley has an elevation of 14,042' and is a good training hike for Whitney. Whitney. Hiked new army in and old army out logging 22.15 miles taking the group 12 hours round trip. SNOW ON FORESTER PASS & MT. Reply My rec would be to camp the night before at one of the lakes. At that point, you will see 4 sets of trails splitting up. Whitney to Mt. hidden lake. Whitney (15'); Cirque Pk., Mt. Langley. Panoramic view toward Guitar Lake from the Whitney trail. Multiple viable campsites, but would also recommend camping at lakes 4 or 5 since most people seem to camp at #3. Langley. Started at 8.15am from our camp, reached the summit around 12.30pm and we're back at the camp by 4.15pm. Rising to 14,042 feet, Mount Langley is less than five hundred feet shorter than Mount Whitney but receives far fewer visitors. Whitney three weeks prior. From there, the Cottonwood Lakes Trail gently makes its way through pristine alpine terrain to a series of several crystal-clear alpine lakes, all in the shadow of the high Sierra peaks like Mt Langley. It is only 5 miles from Mount Whitney and in the same range. have to be extra careful. Anyone who says "this is an easy 14er" is just being lame. Langley goes straight up that sand hill. The peak is part of a massive granite wall that stretches fifteen miles from Mt. Mount Langley is one of the easiest California Fourteeners to climb if the Army Pass route is chosen. Frozen waterafalls and alpenglow on Thor Peak, Morning on Upper Boy Scout Lake @ 11,320'. To the east is Owens Valley, and to the west is the Kern River Valley. Mt. Langley is Mt. See park page for more information. Looking straight up The Chute from Iceberg Lake @ 12,640'. Whitney's kid sister that gets ignored in the shadow of the much cooler kid on the block. New Army Pass Trail This trail continues down the northwest side of New Army Pass into Sequoia National Park toward Lower Soldier Lake. Mt. Our group had Whitney day hikers and all of us found it very challenging, especially the last stretch from the junction of Old Army and New Army pass to the summit. It was a clear day. The views at the top and on the way of the lakes were spectacular and well worth the effort. We made it back by 11.15 pm. August 21 – Arctic Lake and Iceberg Lake. Mt Langley is The 9th Highest Peak in California. I first climbed the mountaineers route up Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48 states, and then went after Mount Langley.Ironically though, it took me 2 attempts to get to the summit of Mount Langley. August 23 – Crabtree Meadow to Rock Creek. While the lottery to get a permit for Mount Whitney can be challenging and competitive, Mount Langley’s hikers can easily get a free permit on the day of their hike. Mt. first break. The huge campground in a timberline forest at 10,000 feet was deserted. Category Travel & Events; Song Feeding Line; Artist Boy & Bear; Licensed to YouTube by UMG (on behalf of Universal Music Australia Pty. My windiest day in the Sierra. Meysan Lakes Trail - Inyo NF - Located 2.6 miles away, on the Mount Langley Topo Map Mount Whitney Trail - Inyo NF - Located 4.4 miles away, on the Mount Whitney Topo Map PCT (Section 73) - Pacific Crest Trail - Located 7.4 miles away, on the Cirque Peak Topo Map She was looking at a permit for Wednesday. One goes uphill and 3 are flat/downward slope. Enjoy the beautiful views and difficult journey to the top. Whitney Portal. The beginning of the talus climb up The Chute. Ownership: Land: Sequoia National Park/Inyo National Forest Wilderness/Special Area: Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness Area/John Muir Wilderness Area: Topo Map: Mount Langley O36118e2 1:24,000: Data Source: 1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map Langley to Whitney Portal – Jul 7, 2012. Took old army down as well. My first 14er!! We followed the loop in clockwise direction but would recommend doing it in counter clockwise direction.

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