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Langley

On September 7th - 9th 2007 I went on to take Langley. The trip was posted on ODC and I got one person - Tim to join me. This was a backpacking trip through Langley can be done as a day trip - with a fit hiker it should be about 8-9h round trip. The trail head is at the horseshooe meadow. To rich it turn left onto the Whitney portal road in Lone Pine. Go 3miles or so and turn left onto horseshooe road. Go around 18miles to the end of the road. The trail head is at the North West end of the large parking lot. The parking lot is made into a very large loop - so you may have to look for Cottonwood lakes trail (not pass - trail to the lakes). Once on the trail continue till you reach 4th lake - follow all signs that say Cottonwood lakes 1-6. Don't go to new army pass or some other lakes. At the 4th lake which is very long there is a nice spot for camping. If you are doing a day hike just continue up over to the 5th/6th lake above. The pass is to your left - as all other passes I been to its a bowl which looks hard and imposing. Time wise it should take you less than 1/2h to the end of the 5th lake. As long as you are on the trail you should be fine. The trail goes around the end of the lake and switchbacks up to the left and right. The end of the trail and the pass is to the left of the snow field. After the pass you should turn right after the sign - there are 4 ducks there (while waiting for Tim I did two of them). It should have taken you less than 1/2h with day pack to do the pass. After 1/2h you should be at the base of the Mt. Langley. There are many use trails here - you should go up to the left of the summit which is to the very right. It should be class 2 at most - if its class 3 you are too far to the right. Follow use trails and you should be fine. The top from the base took me a bit more than 1h. So from the pass to the top is about 1.5h - if you are a fit hiker. Going back is easy - no need to describe anything here.

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4th cottonwood lake
4th cottonwood lake
4th finger like from Langley approch
4th finger like from Langley approch
4th lake from above
4th lake from above
5th and 6th lakes from army pass
5th and 6th lakes from army pass
approching army pass from above
approching army pass from above
army pass from base of 5th lake
army pass from base of 5th lake
army pass from Langley approch
army pass from Langley approch
at top of army pass - Langley trail starts to the right of the sign marked by ducks
at top of army pass - Langley trail starts to the right of the sign marked by ducks
at top of Langley
at top of Langley
campground at 4th lake
campground at 4th lake
camping by 4th lake
camping by 4th lake
camping on Langley at 13000ft
camping on Langley at 13000ft
Cottonwood lakes from Langley approch
Cottonwood lakes from Langley approch
end of 4th lake
end of 4th lake
hidden army pass trail - end of top switchback
hidden army pass trail - end of top switchback
hidden army pass trail 1
hidden army pass trail 1
hidden army pass trail 2
hidden army pass trail 2
langley from army pass
langley from army pass
Langley marker
Langley marker
Langley summit from top of the ridge
Langley summit from top of the ridge
lots of lakes at the other side seen from Langley top
lots of lakes at the other side seen from Langley top
my eureka tent by the lake
my eureka tent by the lake
start of the trail - at north west corner of the large parking lot
start of the trail - at north west corner of the large parking lot
there are some hard approches
there are some hard approches
trail goes around the 5th lake
trail goes around the 5th lake
view down from Langley
view down from Langley
view from Langely top
view from Langely top
view from the top
view from the top
   

Album created on 2007-09-09 and last updated on 2007-09-09