DAY HIKE: Mount Langley (LVMC 50)

  • August 3, 2013 · 6:00 AM

Come climb Mount Langley, a California 14'er and number 4 on the LVMC Classic 50 list. We will be ascending via Old Army Pass from the Cottonwood lakes trailhead. This will be a long hike so make sure you are up for it. From some recent reports the conditions look ideal, so ice axes and crampons aren't necessary. If there is interest we could turn this into an overnight versus a dayhike.

Total Distance: 20 miles round trip
Total Elevation Gain: About 5,000
Altitude: 9,900' – 14,026’
Terrain Description: Some trail, route finding near top, some snow and ice
Approximate Hiking Time: 10-12 hours

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  • James

    Do we need to bring a helmet?

    July 30, 2013

    • Harlan S.

      The marmots are just intellectually challenged -- let's be nice.

      3 · July 31, 2013

    • Jim M.

      August 7, 2013

  • Jim M.

    Let me think, Austin, Brett, ...who else? There were several that Langley was their first 14r. It was also mine, back on June 29 of this year.

    2 · August 4, 2013

    • Lorraine W.

      kyle's first as well.

      1 · August 5, 2013

    • Jim M.

      I knew there was another!

      August 5, 2013

  • Lorraine W.

    back to the cars, 5 stars! thanks, austin.

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Brett S.

    I am pretty sore today. Tried doing a hike at Mt Charleston and barely made it up Trail Canyon.

    1 · August 4, 2013

    • Jim M.

      Trail Canyon is a lot steeper than anything on Langley!

      August 4, 2013

    • Brett S.

      It was mainly my feet today. My boots are a half size bigger than my shoes. I am going to look at getting another half size larger.

      August 4, 2013

  • James

    Wonderful hike with great mountaineers! Thanks Austin for organizing. The even was very well organized.
    :)

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Jim M.

    A great hike. Good company, good pace, good weather. Thanks, Austin!

    August 4, 2013

  • Lorraine W.

    austin, thanks for this. the pace up was good, and the pace down faster! just a fine time on a mountain.

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Jodie

    I just want y'll to know that I am in Peabody Hall on LSU's beautiful HUMID campus actually dissertating. I just wanted y'll to know that I am stuck with this while you are getting another a 14er. I think you people should feel sad for me. But, have a splendid adventure just the same, especially you Kyle...you will have your first 14er I think!

    1 · August 2, 2013

    • Brett S.

      Mine too

      1 · August 2, 2013

    • Lorraine W.

      nope, not feeling sad for you, because you have bigger fish to fry. do it, get it done, and then get back on the mountain.

      1 · August 4, 2013

  • Jodie

    Awesome pictures so far. Hate I missed it.

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Brett S.

    I know we were having gps calculation comparisons. I ended up getting 20 miles and 4534ft of elevation gain.

    August 3, 2013

    • Jim M.

      I also ended up with 20.1 miles after Cirque, but with 5940' of gain. The descent off Cirque's east face was about 1200' of loose scree (think avalanche) or 3rd class rock. It was quite an adventure. The rest was beautiful and uneventful.

      August 4, 2013

  • Austin H.

    I'll pop a red chem-light at our campsite wherever we end up so you guys can hopefully find us.

    August 2, 2013

    • Jim M.

      I'm hoping you don't wear it, Brett.

      1 · August 2, 2013

    • Brett S.

      I need a robin first

      August 2, 2013

  • Lorraine W.

    remember your bear canisters, guys. if we camp off the road we'll need them.

    August 2, 2013

    • Jodie

      Austin steal that one bear canister so little cute furballs don't get stuffed in it!

      August 2, 2013

    • Jim M.

      They are at the campground, and there are some at the trail head, but those appear to have locks on them, and at least one said "Out of order", whatever that means. Plan on leaving anything with an odor in a bear box. You will be cited if the ranger finds anything suspicious in your car, even, in one case I know, an empty bag of peanuts, and they do check. You'll get cited even if the bears have already broken into your car.

      August 2, 2013

  • Colleen

    Sorry to cancel but I got stung by a bee in Zion on my ankle a couple days ago and it got infected in the dirty river water hiking Subway. It is really swollen and hurts a lot so I probably should not hike such a long hike Saturday :(

    August 1, 2013

    • Austin H.

      Ouch, that sucks. Probably a wise idea to not push it on this trip.

      1 · August 2, 2013

  • Austin H.

    Does anyone have room in their car for Aleksandr or want to drive out with him? He said he got off work at 5pm Friday. Shoot him or me a message if you do.

    August 1, 2013

    • Brett S.

      He will be coming with me.

      August 1, 2013

    • Austin H.

      Great, glad you guys got it squared away.

      August 2, 2013

  • Brett S.

    Can anyone get into the campsite early save a space for us

    August 1, 2013

    • Brett S.

      I will just open up a tent if need be, lol. James, if you drive all night, Sat will be the longest day for you.

      1 · August 1, 2013

    • James

      Yes, a major battle indeed
      :)

      August 2, 2013

  • Brett S.

    Cant make up your mind Austin on driving, lol

    August 1, 2013

  • Austin H.

    Email sent. If you didn't get it holler at me.

    1 · July 31, 2013

    • Brett S.

      Thanks for the update on the road conditions. See You Sat

      1 · July 31, 2013

  • aleksandr e.

    Need Location

    July 30, 2013

  • Kyle W.

    Hey Jim, do you have room for one more?

    July 28, 2013

    • Brett S.

      I thought Jim was taking too much credit

      2 · July 29, 2013

    • Kyle W.

      Roger

      July 29, 2013

  • Kyle W.

    Austin, I found a poncho that fits me and my pack.

    July 28, 2013

    • Harlan S.

      Ponchos are not really great when you are taking high steps to get over rocks. Have a belt that will go around the poncho at your waist.

      July 28, 2013

    • Brett S.

      The north face summit series jacket keeps me warm and is also a windbreaker. Got it last year after Bart recommended it to me. It is costly, around $150.

      July 28, 2013

  • Brett S.

    What about permits? I read that they are needed

    July 27, 2013

    • Harlan S.

      http://hwstock.org/la...­ Really folks, weather permitting, this will be great. The last time I did this day hike, it was 12 hours, not rushing at all. Some of you may end up sleeping in your cars at the trailhead, though. ;^)

      July 28, 2013

    • Brett S.

      I was joking on the hazard Harlan, but i am afraid of my own shadow, lol

      July 28, 2013

  • Colleen

    What time do you plan to arrive on Friday night? I work until 5 in Vegas but can drive afterwards or carpool if anyone is interested. I have done Whitney 3 times but never Langley, so I would love to join.

    July 28, 2013

    • Austin H.

      Yes. That will all be in the email I send out. Take a chill pill Brett.

      1 · July 28, 2013

    • Brett S.

      My script ran out

      1 · July 28, 2013

  • Kyle W.

    Just found this..... this gives a weather forcast of the peak of Mt Langley (you can also change it for other elevations on the mountain)

    http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-Langley/forecasts/4275

    July 28, 2013

    • Brett S.

      You can also do that at weather.gov which is where every place gets the weather from

      July 28, 2013

  • Brett S.

    Austin I am deciding to do this over Wheeler. Are you camping the night before? Motel?

    July 27, 2013

    • James

      Anyone want to carpool, and get to Lone Pine before sunset on Friday? I can leave Vegas anytime between 8:00am-1:00pm, or even a little later.

      July 28, 2013

    • Harlan S.

      You can change the numeric value of time, and the am/pm, separately. You mau have to scroll down to see 6PM, which you can then change to 6am.

      July 28, 2013

  • Jim M.

    I did this as a day hike about two weeks ago over Old Army Pass. There was no snow worth speaking about. The trail is in outstanding condition. It took me just over ten hours from beginning to end. As for route finding, once you get in view of the huge summit block head more for the middle or even more to the left. The further right you go, the greater the difficulty there is in getting up and over the huge boulder field. The further you go to the left (yes, it adds some distance) the more walkable dirt there is around the boulders. I went up just right of center, so had a great time working my way through the boulders!

    July 9, 2013

    • Brett S.

      Since i dont know when we are all meeting, does 2wd get you to the trailhead

      July 27, 2013

    • Austin H.

      Yes, the road to the trailhead is paved. 4 wheel drive is not required unless you deem it necessary for your successful attainment of the trailhead.

      1 · July 27, 2013

  • Kyle W.

    I am more interested in doing this as a day hike

    2 · July 14, 2013

  • Lorraine W.

    clarity has been obtained. my head is now out of my butt, mostly.

    July 12, 2013

  • Lorraine W.

    ok, i'm an idiot. i had already committed to the wheeler, etc, trip, and haven't yet learned how to bilocate. sorry, austin, i wanted this one!

    July 11, 2013

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