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Mt. Langley Backpack, Day 2

 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:38 am    Post subject: Mt. Langley Backpack, Day 2  Reply with quote

4 years in the making, I finally found myself on the summit of Mt. Langley.

Day 2 - Other than getting on wrong use trail around lake 4, the trip to the summit essentially went as planned.

After returning to camp, seemingly took forever! We discussed the difficulty of this hike vs. the Mt. Whitney Main Trail. We both seemed to think that this route up Langley is just as difficult due to the steepness of the last couple of miles to the summit.

Here's a link to the trip report and full gallery:
 Mt. Langley Backpack, Day 2 – Cottonwood Lake #3 to Summit & Out, August 29 2015  
...and some highlights. Clicking on a photo will bring you to the trip report/photos:


 

 

   

 

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photos, love that early morning light for photography and I love the moonscape that is below Langley.

One note: the sandy dry lake you captioned Lake 6 is actually above Lake 6, Lake 6 has plenty of water, is quite beautiful and is down and around the corner from the subject of your photo. We  use that chute from the sand  to get to Langley, saves a few miles and avoids the crowds. I don't think that is what they call Navy Pass, I think Navy Pass is the next one over towards Army Pass, but since it is an unofficial and informal name who knows?

We usually call it Doug's shortcut.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the clarification! I'll update my post.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HikingGeek, I believe my wife and I passed you as you were descending from Langley.  We were up-bound, perhaps 0.5mi beyond Old Army Pass, still below the start of the cairns. You described the two major ascent routes for us, which proved helpful.  Thanks!

Was nice to meet you, even if I didn't know who you were at the time.  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:10 am    Post subject: Mt Langley Reply with quote

You have some really beautiful photos there. Thank you. The lakes are numbered differently on different maps. It seems to depend on which map you are looking at.

USGS numbers lakes 1, 4 and 5.




Caltopo numbers only lake 5 differently.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photos! Looks like the smoke was not too bad while you were there.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

turtle wrote:
HikingGeek, I believe my wife and I passed you as you were descending from Langley.  We were up-bound, perhaps 0.5mi beyond Old Army Pass, still below the start of the cairns. You described the two major ascent routes for us, which proved helpful.  Thanks!

Was nice to meet you, even if I didn't know who you were at the time.  Very Happy


Yes, I remember you guys. How did your hike go?

Nice to meet the two of you too!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tekewin wrote:
Great photos! Looks like the smoke was not too bad while you were there.

Thanks! To the north, (Kearsarge Pass I'd guess) it looked bad. I guess we got lucky!

RichardK wrote:
You have some really beautiful photos there. Thank you. The lakes are numbered differently on different maps. It seems to depend on which map you are looking at.



Thanks! To add to the confusion, I looked a hand drawn map when I first started looking into hiking Langley.

When I got back from my trip, I started looking at some different maps and found what you did:
http://www.hikinggeek.com/2015/09...foobox-2/0/CWL_Numbering_1000.jpg
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