The view of Mt. Whitney (14494ft. We didn't acclimatize and so took our time to do the hike. Back in 2015, I decided to attempt Mount Langley as my first solo backpacking trip. 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. Multiple viable campsites, but would also recommend camping at lakes 4 or 5 since most people seem to camp at #3. Mt Langley has a great view of the Southern Sierra Nevada as mentioned above. Whitney and Mt. Whitney East Face - 14,497 ft/14,505 ft? Sometimes it looks to go out of the obvious direction, but it’s an old trail. Langley? Langley is only about 500 feet shorter than Mt. It is also the third easiest to hike (after White Mountain and Mt Whitney) and its views are among the best. The route falls somewhere between hiking and scrambling. Flip flops, pillow, camp chair, etc. After refilling with water at Upper Soldier Lake I started the sandy scree slog up up up to Mt. A hike … By 2 pm, it was unbearable to hike up in the cottonwood lakes and below. Mount Langley [CLOSED] is a 37.0 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lone Pine, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The ascent from Cottonwood Lakes is straightforward and a lot of elevation is gained on the trail before a talus scramble over large blocks to the summit. Langley. Backpacking from Horseshoe Meadows to Cottonwood Lake#3 was manageable with regular breaks. Langley in the south at 14,042. Whitney and approximately 500 feet below. thats the right trail and has cairns as well but its difficult to see. 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. Whitney. We started at 5.30 am from the Cottonwood Lakes campground and got back by 11.15 pm. This part required us to follow the cairns put there to mark the trail and occasional scrambling. 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. It was 9.2 miles round trip. I sent Bob Ayers some email saying "OK, I've climbed all the non-Sierra California 14ers, time to do one in the Sierra." Just had a word with Ranger, everything west on hwy 395 is closed due to fire, including Mount Langley. Rising to 14,042 feet, Mount Langley is less than five hundred feet shorter than Mount Whitney but receives far fewer visitors. All in loose gravel and challenging to step. Whitney Zone; National Geographic: Mount Whitney; To purchase maps and guidebooks go to esiaonline.com. 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. The use trails were easy to follow to Iceberg Lake, but from there the route climbs a 1,500' chute with loose talus and steep ledges to 'The Notch'. We reached the summit of Mt. . It is also the southernmost 14er in the United States. Spoke with eastern Sierra interagency center and they said as of today this trail is OPEN. Getting near dark just above Sky Blue Lake in Miter Basin. It is also the third easiest to hike (after White Mountain and Mt Whitney) and its views are among the best. Definitely a hard but beautiful hike. Langley instead. The hike to lakes is an easy half day hike, while. Langley can also be done in a day and is relatively comparable to Whitney (Main Trail) in terms of difficulty. The beginning of the talus climb up The Chute. OAP is more dramatic with steep, narrow trails and drop offs. At approximately 20 miles round trip its ascent can be done as a day hike, but is most commonly completed as part of a multiple day backpacking trip with … Left for summit the following day at 9am, and arrived to the peak about 12:30pm. Saw a bunch of chipmunks, marmot, blue jays, a fox, black squirrels, big horned sheep, Beautiful hike and view but definitely a hard one. Whitney three weeks prior. It is the highest peak in the lower 48 and is the most sought after peak in the United States. NAP pass is a little longer and has more elevation but the trails are well defined and there is a switchback. Langley receives much less traffic while offering excellent views and … I’m pretty fit, can hike 20 miles/6000ft no problem without elevation, but just want to be cautious. I'd say do both OAP, NAP and see all the lakes. Langley by far is the one we took to get up there. Pickering, Rock Creek Show more The sand gets ya at Mt. Leaving the Whitney main trail for the Mountaineers Route. Whitney Portal. Langley Microadventure route. August 22 – Iceberg Lake to Crabtree Meadow. Muir while you're up on the Whitney summit ridge). Whitney (14,494 ft) along the Eastern Sierras: Rugged Mt. Back to the car by 6:00 pm. That's a lot of Whitney experience for two guys to share. I was going to camp at Soldier Lake and go around to Army Pass to climb Mt. Whitney (7.5') This tour takes you to the top of Mt. Because the hike is arguably easier than Mt. Some even do it as a long day hike from the same trailhead we started at! Langley was a really great hike. Langley. Muir (14012ft. A 6 day backpacking trip through the high Sierra Nevada. New Army Pass Trail This trail continues down the northwest side of New Army Pass into Sequoia National Park toward Lower Soldier Lake. 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. NB. Ltd.); … Langley and Mt. Mt. Whitney's kid sister that gets ignored in the shadow of the much cooler kid on the block. Looking back toward Upper Soldier Lake on the climb to Mt. It was a pleasant treat after hiking though rain, hail, and wind on our way to the summit of Mt. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $70. If you have the time, plan on a night at Cottonwood Lakes. Overall we found the last part of the trail from the New Army Old Army junction to Mt Langley to be more challenging than any part of Mt Whitney trail. Bring plenty of water and snacks and do your best to follow ALL the cairns. There’s no trickery. It is also the southernmost 14er in the United States. From what I've read, Mt. As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. 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. That steep. 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. 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. Our Whitney permit got canceled due to fires. The huge campground in a timberline forest at 10,000 feet was deserted. Posted by Shawn Butler on July 7, 2012 0 Comments. If so, leave gear stashed at the lakes and use a day pack for the summit. Stop by here and you can enjoy the view of tallest mountain in the 49 states of the US. Part 2 of my Backpacking and hiking highlights from 2020, a very long video looking back on my Rae Lakes and Big SEKI loop trips in Sequoia Kings Canyon, summiting Mt Langley and Mt Whitney just as the big fires started to make an impact, spending 8 days in Greater Yellowstone, Teton Wilderness finding the headwaters of the Yellowstone river, and a few mighty views high above the fjords of Norway. Langley; Keeler Needle : We've been hiking and organizing hike trips up Mt. Looking straight back down from near the top of The Chute. This hike is serious, and awesome, and challenging. Whitney (14,494 ft) along the Eastern Sierras Langley can be reached in a day hike, and the wild ride up Horseshoe Meadow Mt Langley Trailhead. 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. Langley has had a checkered history and the peak’s close proximity to Mt. Langley (and you'd also might as well grab Mt. The push from Cottonwood Lakes to the summit is rocky, sandy, and gravely and makes for a tedious climb. Our route was Horseshoe Meadow - Cottonwood Pass - Soldier Lakes (camp) - Mt. Whitney 2007 Mount Langley Summit Saturday, August 18, 2007 Index <> The most popular route up Mt. Mt Whitney is the next peak over 14,000 feet as you travel north from Mt Langley. Whitney (14,494 ft), highest summit in the contiguous United States, along the Eastern Sierras: Mt. Historical Weather. Mt. Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. Whitney @ 14,500'. Whitney to Mt. This is a 3 days backpacking trip starting from Horseshoe Meadows in Inyo National Forest. Switchbacks made the decent easier but you've got to gain all that back when you head up the next section. Beautiful lakes and great backpacking. Langley goes straight up that sand hill. I spent over night, got windy but most incredible night stars I’ve ever seen. Whitney led to much confusion amongst early ascensionists. Looking at Mt Whitney webcam there appears to be minimal snow in the area. In the beginning the cairns & trail is clear and marked. Once you get to the cairns near the top its also mostly sand and tough to navigate so be prepared. Pickering July 2-5 2009 Cottonwood Lakes, New Army Pass, Mt. 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. The summit is 10.5 miles from the trailhead with an elevation gain of 4,002 Feet. Whitney 2007. The North and South faces provide excellent technical rock … Langley. Last spring while walking the dogs I ran into my familiar neighbor Dwayne. Day 1: 3 miles - 3,500' climb. Took Old Army pass up. Whitney, USA's highest point outside of Alaska. Langley is the southern most 14er in the Sierra. It is only 5 miles from Mount Whitney and in the same range. 16.5 lbs with food and gear for 2 1/2 days. First 7 miles to the lakes are easy, so if you want to pack extra weight for comfort I’d say do so. I got a couple of bleeding bruises and had to use the first aid kit I carried. Overshadowed by its popular neighbor Mt. Once you get to about 12,300', 1 trail become thirty routes to the summit. Ask the park ranger when you pick up your permits what conditions are like. I was… The southern most of the California 14ers, Mt Langley is accessed via it's South Ridge from New Army Pass. Langley to Whitney Portal – Jul 7, 2012. Sequoia National Park charges a fee to enter. Cairns lead the way through the maze of sandy scree. The elevation was tough for both the two others in the group with one not making it up past 12,500 feet. The trail up to Cottonwood Lakes is beautiful and shaded with dense trees. I am doing the JMT and finishing late September to horseshoe meadow. Enjoy the beautiful views and difficult journey to the top. Sunrise Below Langley. Langley has had a checkered history and the peak’s close proximity to Mt. It is the ninth-highest peak in the state and the seventh-highest in the Sierra. Hiking Mount Whitney via Mt Langley & the most beautiful lakes in the world. Undeveloped. supports DBDC with Dual MAC, 2. It's like you're on the moon. 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. Mt. 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. Here is the beginning of high sierra if you drive north from highway 395. I made it back to the car at Horseshoes Meadows by 6;00 pm, making it a 52 hour Microadventure. Follow the cairns for orientation. The 10 miles of solid rock kills ya at Mt. My rec would be to camp the night before at one of the lakes. Whitney. 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. All worth for the breathtaking views from the top. 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 The summit provides expansive views, solitude, and a deep feeling of accomplishment. Langley. Whitney led to much confusion amongst early ascensionists. The day after backpacking Mt Langley, I saw a message from R to our adventure-friend group that she wanted to do the main trail up Mt Whitney as a day hike. : Mount Langley This 22-mile trek travels past Cottonwood Lakes Trail over New Army Pass to a 14,042-foot summit with towering views of the Sierra. Try hiking this trail in July, August or September to minimize this. We took Old Army Pass up and down. Whitney (15'); Cirque Pk., Mt. Whitney is known to hold snow later in the season than other sections on this trail. at the top after the 2000ft climb. Dwayne has an easygoing personality overflowing with the enthu... After reading many of the MYOG posts on BPL I started to get comfortable making most of my gear last summer. Mt Langley, located in the Eastern Sierra just south of Mt Whitney, is the tenth highest mountain in California (4280m). Langley. Langley, Mt. Mt. Panoramic view toward Guitar Lake from the Whitney trail. I would say this is 80% as challenging as Whitney, Climbed Langley Aug 29. The yack trail out to either Army or New Army Trail rocks and rolls and sandy. Hiking poles are your friends! Langley. It also has a trail that will take you all the way to the top, and I would highly recommend it as a … Here is a small list of peaks that you will be able to see from the summit of Mt Langley. Mt. Ansel Adams along the XST - Cross Country Sierra Traverse This year the mountain gods provided a tremendous oppor tunity. You can get the permit to Mt whitney and Mt langley here. Getting higher, the view back toward Upper Soldier Lake. The view of Mt. This was a great way to end another summer in the High Sierra. I've also redone this tour route to include the 14000'+ Mt. This is a brief... After completing the first section of the Sierra High Route last summer I realized it was time to build a much more burly backpack. Mt. See park page for more information. Langley. second break. Whitney to … Edit: Thanks everyone, your responses are very helpful! We were a group of 5 and hiked Mt Langley on 8/29. The area is south of Lone Pine, CA and an hour drive from Mt. Mount Langley is located just south of the Mount Whitney hike and is the southernmost California fourteener in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The fall colors and shorter days reminded me that it was the end of the season and soon the first winter storms would arrive. Langley. As everyone said, this hike is moderate until the last 2.4 miles uphill. Langley; Tom Harrison: Mt. Suggest taking left at the fork towards "new army pass" instead of right towards "cottonwood lakes" about 4 miles into the hike. Both Forester Pass and Mt. Frozen waterafalls and alpenglow on Thor Peak, Morning on Upper Boy Scout Lake @ 11,320'. Old army pass has lot of loose rocks. At the store, we keep last minute supplies for hiking, camping, fishing, and related items for the portal visitors. Whitney & Mt. Bit of elevation but great views see for yourself. Whitney & Mt. The second part that confuses people is the final push to the top. Mt. The view of Mt. Dave on the trail near the hut. The views at the top and on the way of the lakes were spectacular and well worth the effort. 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 Part 2 of my Backpacking and hiking highlights from 2020, a very long video looking back on my Rae Lakes and Big SEKI loop trips in Sequoia Kings Canyon, summiting Mt Langley and Mt Whitney just as the big fires started to make an impact, spending 8 days in Greater Yellowstone, Teton Wilderness finding the headwaters of the Yellowstone river, and a few mighty views high above the fjords of Norway. I’ve hiked Mt. The view of Mt. Smoke from wildfire in the distance started to blow in by late afternoon. Follow the cairns. After a windy night near the shore of Sky Blue Lake I arose to crystal clear skies and enjoyed a relaxing hike through Miter Basin. Lungs still recovering. We filtered water at High Lake on our way up and at Lake 5 on our way down. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $20 per person. What do you guys think? Mt. 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. August 21 – Arctic Lake and Iceberg Lake. Mt. Langley’s interests focused primarily on the measurement of solar energy, but his team also collected metrological data. Overnight trip with Josh, Billy, Nolan, me to the top of Mt. Is this mountain open for hikers? Langley from the Cottonwood Lakes. The summit of Mt. Cottonwood Lake #5. photo op. A 6 day backpacking trip through the high Sierra Nevada. Langley sits less than 10 miles south of Mt. The view back down to Iceberg Lake from The Chute. Langley, Upper Soldier Lake, Miter Basin, Erin Lake, Mt. Tyndall, in the north, at 14,024 feet to Mt. At that point, you will see 4 sets of trails splitting up. Would it be better to go straight up to Langley like you did? 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. 23 hours of hiking over a 52 hour Microadventure. 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. A few nights sleep above 8,000' and some type of warm up hike is generally enough to avoid severe altitude sickness. At 14,026 it comes in just under 500 feet shorter than 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. Due to our slow speed, we felt the smoke while coming down till we made it to Lake 4. Easy cross country travel in Miter Basin. Mt. We followed the loop in clockwise direction but would recommend doing it in counter clockwise direction. Langley (14,042ft). Nolan lost my beanie at the top. Mt Langley is the 9th highest peak in California and a great objective for someone's first 14er. Langley. Whitney and Langley (on the left) left to right-Josh, Anita, Harv, Jules, Karine. We did this as a day hike. Be prepared for lots of loose sand/gravel and steep inclines all the way to the plateau of Langley. Whitney, Mt. Mt. Get acclimated to the altitude because once you get up above 13,000ft you'll feel it. Corcoran, Mt. From Lake 4 to the trailhead although easy terrain but being in the dark required caution. Looking straight up The Chute from Iceberg Lake @ 12,640'. August 20 – Mount Whitney Summit. It was great! Mt. I will have a bigger load than you. Left TH at 3pm, arrived and Cottonwood Lake #3 around 6:30pm. The steeper more direct ones are best. Langley and Mt. view of Mt. My first 14er!! I looked across to Mt Whitney and thought of last year’s view of Mt Langley from Mt Whitney’s peak. 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. Anyone who says "this is an easy 14er" is just being lame. To the east is Owens Valley, and to the west is the Kern River Valley. Langley, Mt. 8 reviews of Mount Langley "Mount Langley has an elevation of 14,042' and is a good training hike for Whitney. Langley (14026ft. SNOW ON FORESTER PASS & MT. And I shared the peak with only 2 other people, Steve and Bruce. Mt Langley is the 9th highest peak in California and a great objective for someone's first 14er. Two of us did slip and lost balance. While reading one night last winter I heard Candy ask a familiar question, "Are you on that backpacking website again". 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