Mt Langley is located in the US state of California and is part of the southern section of the Sierra Nevada.Getting there is similar to getting to Mt Whitney.Take US highway 395 to Lone Pine, CA and head west on the Whitney Portal Road. Driving up from Lone Pine, we started the weekend with a night camping at the Cottonwood Lakes trailhead. Our trail took us through the Golden Trout Wilderness and the main approach is … Easy day if you’re a decent hiker (you gain under 1k this first day). The trail at this point is very challenging to find (because there is no real trail). This trail goes by Horseshoe Meadow Campground, Cottonwood Lake #1, Cottonwood Lake #2, Long Lake, High Lake, New Army Pass, and Old Army Pass. Up The East-Southeast Ridge and Down Army Pass. It’s rare to get sustained conditions like these above 14,000 feet. Read about this hike here: http://trailtopeak.com/2015/09/21/hiking-to-the-14026ft-summit-of-mt-langley-via-cottonwood-lakes/ I drove up on Friday night, and slept in my car in order to start at 4:45 AM. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités et sa meilleure utilisation est de juillet à octobre. No.2 and No.3 are a lot more impressive and the trail takes you right up to the water. Cottonwood Lake No.1 is the smallest and least impressive of the bunch, it’s also the furthest from the trail. The first white man to ascend the peak was William Bellows in 1864. If you choose to wear low top shoes without gaiters (like I did), prepare to have a lot of grit to remove once you reach the summit. Located in California's beautiful eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, Inyo National Forest offers challenging trails, high mountain peaks, and unparalleled views. There were close to 10 people perched atop the summit with similar ideas. Mount Langley, California — Looking for a spectacular high-altitude day hike in the Southern Sierra? We continued west, descending then going around a large bend coming to soldier lakes. 26 Miles Backpacking and Summiting Mount Langley Via Cottonwood Lakes Trail and New Army Pass; North Arete of Mt. We bushwhacked and struggled to find a trail for a half mile up to the second soldier lake where the bushes opened up. Mount Langley is a surprise, being easy enough that a trail takes you most of the way to the summit, but remote enough that we didn’t encounter a soul anywhere in the Cottonwood Lakes basin. The trailhead sits above 10,000ft and allows for a few hours of acclimatizing. The last day we hiked out was a pretty long one (about 11-12 miles) especially if you don’t have light gear. The first seven miles of the Cottonwood Lakes trail is nearly flat, gaining only 1000ft of elevation. This trail goes by Cottonwood Lake #1, Cottonwood Lake #2, Long Lake, New Army Pass, and Old Army Pass. Mount Langley Loop via Cottonwood Pass [CLOSED] is a 30.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lone Pine, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. We ended up not doing Langley, but another group went up and strongly recommended crampons with ice axes. Like Add to a list They like: Ow, nobody faved, yet. It’s not like Whitney. We met a group who had been camping right alongside Lake no.2, and we saw at least 5 or 6 tents around lake no.3, many of which had dogs. Mt. This trail goes by Cottonwood Lake #1, Cottonwood Lake #3, Cottonwood Lake #4, and Old Army Pass. The trailhead is at Horseshow Meadows (10,034 ft). It starts off fairly level then descends a bit to the golden trout camp area. July 4th, Siberian Pass to the PCT southbound back to the trailhead. Learn how your comment data is processed. Mount Langley 14,042' 18.5mi Sep 22, 2019 William Nicolas. To the right (north) leads to the Old Army Pass and the Cottonwood Lakes basin. I recommend bringing a lot of snacks. Mount Langley — Cottonwood Lakes Loop. Cottonwood Lakes This trail through lake-filled Cottonwood Basin provides a 10-mile round trip day hike to Long Lake and a 7.5-miles one-way trek to New Army Pass a 12,300-foot gateway to the eastern Sierra including nearby Mount Langley. Going to start with Cottonwood Pass to Chicken lake to do some fishing for the day, and finish at Soldier Lake for the overnight. Make sure to subscribe to receive notifications of new posts by email. High Camp on Mt Langley is most often set up in the Cottonwood Lakes area for those who choose to make a two day or more outing for climbing Mount Langley. This Saturday I finished hike number 49/52 for the 52 Hike Challenge in 2015. As you travel along the access road, be on the lookout in a few miles (3.1) for Horseshoe Meadows Road on the left. At the southern end of the John Muir Wilderness lies the southernmost 14er in California, Mt. It is the southernmost fourteener, and the most desert-like of the Sierra Nevada fourteeners. We got started at 4am and finished at 7:30pm. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. My group of 4 including me stayed at the horseshoe meadow trailhead on Sunday, July 19th to acclimate. For this 20 mile round trip hike, I made my way back up to Lone Pine and the Eastern Sierra. We arrived at the grounds around 6pm, set up our tent, and prepared our packs for Mt. Langley via Cottonwood Pass. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Mount Langley is one of the easiest California Fourteeners to climb if the Army Pass route is chosen. I walked out of the tent first to grab our things from the bear locker when I realized what a spectacular sky shone above me. 3. Don’t let your nerves get to you. It makes for a very pleasant morning walk, winding past the 5 Cottonwood Lakes, sun burnt yellow grass, and silver granite all around. Next time we make it out this way, we’ll do an overnighter with Isla alongside one of the Cottonwood Lakes. New Army Pass is 7 miles (11 km) from the trailhead at Horseshoe Meadow and is an easier but longer approach to Langley than Old Army Pass via Cottonwood Lakes Trail. Cottonwood Pass Trail Starting from the end of Horseshoe Meadows Road,the trail over Cottonwood Pass goes to the northern portion of the Golden Trout Wilderness . From there, the trail climbs to the summit of Langley at 14,026ft. Hiking To The 14,026ft Summit of Mt. This was challenging at the time due to the fact that we had some first time backpackers in our group, although they eventually conquered their first pass. The cairns help but some are far apart. Morning of Wednesday we left our tents and heavy gear and brought just some snacks and plenty of water for our summit of Langley. Finally we summited Langley and it’s worth it. July 3, 2020. This is a difficult one way trail to Mount Langley in Sequoia National Park. Mount Langley Loop via Cottonwood Pass [FERMÉ] est un sentier en boucle de 30.9 miles peu fréquenté situé près de Lone Pine, Californie. Langley from Horseshoe Meadows, is that the trailhead sits at 10,000ft! Be prepared to go down and up a huge valley after you climb the switchbacks. Descended via New Army Pass. Andy Lewicky | SierraDescents.com. Alternate Routes. Next morning we climbed Peak 12,525, Cirque Peak, and Mt. We continued North/East to an open baron plateau reminiscent of the high desert where we saw big horn sheep. Read more about me…. In the snow, the route can be deadly (and even without snow, it's pretty treacherous). Felt OK until the grade kicked up meaningfully at ~13,000'. © 2014-2020 - Trailtopeak.com - All Rights Reserved. It’s a long hike but the start is easy stroll. Don’t forget bug spray if it’s June-August. Read about this hike here: http://trailtopeak.com/2015/09/21/hiking-to-the-14026ft-summit-of-mt-langley-via-cottonwood-lakes/ Now Mt Langley is no longer visible because the basin of the fifth lake blocks the view. : ( Maybe next year. We woke up at 4AM to get an early start on the Cottonwood Lakes trail, we also wanted to time things up to see the sun rise when we arrived at the first lake. Length 57.1 miElevation gain 13353 ftRoute type Out & … Langley in a day via Old Army; Mount Langley 2014; Mt Langley via New Army; Langley Via ESE Ridge 6/08; Tuttle Creek Route: Hyde and Jekyll on Mt. This was an awesome hike and an awesome workout. Langley provides a great view of the south Sierra in all directions from the summit, including the Mount Whitney group, the Great Western Divide, Olancha Peak, and Owen's Valley. I think this day (Wednesday) was something like 7k elevation change. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is best used from June until October. It was 9.2 miles round trip. The hiker, traveler, and gearhead behind Trail to Peak. 26 Miles Backpacking and Summiting Mount Langley Via Cottonwood Lakes Trail and New Army Pass; North Arete of Mt. At the southern end of the John Muir Wilderness lies the southernmost 14er in California, Mt. Mt Langley. : Old Cottonwood Creek Trail This 8 to 9-mile day hike follows a secluded trail through mountain meadows to the South Fork Lakes and Cirque Lake. Backpacked. Mount Whitney via Cottonwood Lakes is a 57.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lone Pine, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. On Monday, July 20th we headed in using the cottonwood lakes trail. Dave G and I hiked to Cottonwood Pass, then turned north on the ridge to Trailmaster. In fact the trail for the Old Army Pass splits from my route after roughly 2.5 mile from the trailhead, and it joins it back again 3 miles from the summit. As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. Cottonwood Lakes Campground to Mount Langley is a 19.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lone Pine, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. We then descended all the way back to soldier lakes. This night we stayed at lake 5 I believe (it’s the second northern most lake situated in a large granite bowl). Crossing the bolder field right after passing by Lake #1 and #2 in the Cottonwood Lakes area. Even though a trip to the summit and back can be accomplished in one hard day (by those in excellent shape), packing in and establishing a camp in the Cottonwood Lakes area is a much better way to enjoy your experience on the mountain. I launched this blog to inspire readers to get outside and explore. We finally reached cottonwood pass and descended all the way to horseshoe meadow. Once over New Army, winds were pretty intense. by Andy Lewicky | SierraDescents.com The paved Horseshoe Meadows road winds its way up the sheer east side of the Sierra from Lone Pine and Owens Valley to the Cottonwood Lakes trailhead, nearly 10,000 feet in elevation. Great weather! Le sentier longe un lac et sa difficulté est évaluée comme difficile. Mount Langley is located just south of the Mount Whitney hike and is the southernmost California fourteener in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. There are around 20 campsites, of which only 5 or 6 stood occupied. Small streams meander through tree-rimmed meadows in this wilderness area named for California's state fish, the Golden Trout. I heard Old Army has more snow and rockfall from the recent earthquake. good times Show 5 More Check-Ins Nov 17, 2018 Troy Kutch. The trail fractures and all that’s left to navigate is a series of large cairns. We day hiked to Mount Langley on 8/29 from Cottonwood Lakes via old army pass. This is a difficult one way trail to Mount Langley in Sequoia National Park. : Old Cottonwood Creek Trail This 8 to 9-mile day hike follows a secluded trail through mountain meadows to the South Fork Lakes and Cirque Lake. Was thinking of tagging Cirque Peak on the way back but was too spent. Mount Langley is a surprise, being easy enough that a trail takes you most of the way to the summit, but remote enough that we didn’t encounter a soul anywhere in the Cottonwood Lakes basin. Lakes no. We reached the summit of Mt. Even though a trip to the summit and back can be accomplished in one hard day (by those in excellent shape), packing in and establishing a camp in the Cottonwood Lakes area is a much better way to enjoy your experience on the mountain. The final half mile to the summit is by far the toughest, and not just due to the elevation. Lief 4 years, 1 month ago Horseshoe Meadow Campground to Mount Langley, Inyo County, CA, USA . You then need to conquer about a thousand foot saddle linking you back up to new army trail (about where we were after summiting new army pass). Started at Cottonwood Lakes Trailhead, New Army Pass to the summit, then down to Soldier Lake where I camped. The trail continues to the left of the second lake (apparently unnamed) and to the right of Cottonwood 3 (very long) lake. It begins at the Horseshoe Meadow parking lot at an elevation of 10,000 feet. Luckily, there are boulders of various sizes all the way up to rock-hop without having to worry about your footing. July 4, 2020. Length 19.5 miElevation gain 5124 ftRoute type Out & back Due to the elevation, both passes are covered with snow most of the year. The Cottonwood Lakes Trail gives you easy access to Mt Langley. A tiny bit of snow on top of New Army Pass. Having climbed Mt Langley three times, I consider it along with The trail splits right between no.4 and no.5 and then heads out onto Old Army Pass. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window). After Trailmaster, we bivouaced in the saddle between it and Peak 12,525. We were surprised the trail was not well marked the last two miles. Mt. Langley via NAP . The amazing thing about hiking to Mt. with Nich. Thursday morning we packed everything up and took the trail south that dumps you onto the southbound PCT towards chicken lake (great views). Langley via Old Army Pass - 8/5/13 **This trip report is for Mt. The southern trail that goes to the left will take you to the New Army Pass and South Fork Lakes. To the left, one can guess the location of Old Army Pass, although it cannot be seen yet. Started at 8.15am from our camp, reached the summit around 12.30pm and we're back at the camp by 4.15pm. We made it to over 13200 feet before a big storm chased us off of the mountain. As the sun set, the air grew crisp and cold, and a glowing moon shot through the trees to stand bright overhead. Much of the trail is loose gravel with larger rocks in places, but the trail is nonetheless very easy to follow. Even though the parking lot was rather full, the campground was remarkably quiet. Hey yall, gonna be doing a multi night trip in the Sierra's. Going to start with Cottonwood Pass to Chicken lake to do some fishing for the day, and finish at Soldier Lake for the overnight. Mount Langley via Old Army Pass. Langley. August 2018 - most of California was on fire so we just drove to the Inyo National Forest Eastern Sierra Visitor Center and asked what we could hike to avoid fires and smoke. Cottonwood Lakes Campground to Mount Langley via New Army Pass to Long Lake. Langley via the "Old Army Pass" and mine is via the "New Army Pass." There is also a section for RVs on the other end of the lot for those with horses using the equestrian center. Langley via New & Old Army Pass Lone Pine Cottonwood Lake Trailhead Campground Saturday, August 12, 2017 This activity is past. Took New Army Pass because Old Army was full of snow. Cottonwood Lakes This trail through lake-filled Cottonwood Basin provides a 10-mile round trip day hike to Long Lake and a 7.5-miles one-way trek to New Army Pass a 12,300-foot gateway to the eastern Sierra including nearby Mount Langley. There is no right or wrong way, just the way you choose. Hi, I’m Drew. Langley is one of the most challenging hikes I’ve ever done. I can imagine the camping here is spectacular. 28.4 miles and 5,640 feet of elevation gain for both days. 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The eastern approach via Cottonwood Lakes is the most popular route. GadgetgirlClick 7 years ago Mount Langley (9/21/13, 2:27:36AM) Elevation Profile. Soldier lakes (the larger and easier lake to access) has few decent camping spots. Day two is to climb and summit Langley then come back down New Army pass and camp at either Long Lake or one of the cottonwood lakes. This spots altitude is about as low as the trailhead so it was a nice break after the pass. Langley. Still packed snow. Mount Langley via Horseshoe Meadows is an excellent choice. Mt Langley is the southernmost of all the California fourteener's, and has a great vantage point from the summit for viewing the southern Sierras. 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. There’s a LOT of soft sand, some rock scrambling and many different paths to the summit. You'll get the latest gear reviews, hiking guides, and trip guides as soon as I publish them. Langley Hike via Old Army Pass. 4 and 5 appear shortly after climbing out from alongside lake no. This trail goes by Cottonwood Lake #1, Cottonwood Lake #2, Long Lake, New Army Pass, and Old Army Pass. It was multiple hikes all rolled into one. Mt. Whitney three weeks prior. We choose to go right (north) and traveled the way of Cottonwood Lakes and reached the summit plateau via Old Army Pass. Langley in a day via Old Army; Mount Langley 2014; Mt Langley via New Army; Langley Via ESE Ridge 6/08; Tuttle Creek Route: Hyde and Jekyll on Mt. The views of Whitney at the top were breath taking. The clear skies and warm air allowed us to take off our packs and take in the views. We all lost some weight lol. Old army pass has lot of loose rocks. High Camp on Mt Langley is most often set up in the Cottonwood Lakes area for those who choose to make a two day or more outing for climbing Mount Langley. This is a moderate one way trail to Mount Langley in John Muir Wilderness. Mount Langley Loop via Cottonwood Pass [FERMÉ] est un sentier en boucle de 30.9 miles peu fréquenté situé près de Lone Pine, Californie. Length 30.9 miElevation gain 7011 ftRoute type Loop Tzu-Jung Lee 4 years, 2 months ago Horseshoe Meadow Campground to Mount Langley, CA, USA. Needless to say we were happy to be in the car. About 0.5 Miles after starting your trek through the boulder field you will come across the drainage from Long Lake into the South Fork Lakes area. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The trail also becomes a bit trickier underfoot. ***We found a cell phone at New Army Pass trail and dropped it off at visitor’s center.***. Langley via Old Army Pass, a route that I absolutely do not recommend trying unless you're 100% certain the trail is completely free of snow and ice. Langley. Driving up from Lone Pine, we started the weekend with a night camping at the Cottonwood Lakes trailhead. We passed a lot of groups that gave up. Deep Off Woods kept the mosquitoes at bay. Day 1 -- Horseshoe Meadow to Soldier Lake via Cottonwood Pass 10.49 miles 1899’ elevation gain 7:35 hiking time Starting Pack weight ~47lbs (2L water) The night before starting the backpack we headed up to the Horseshoe Meadows trailhead, at 9940’ it's a nice spot to get acclimated to the high elevation campsites we'd stay at on this trip. Langley, FA, Sep 5-6, 1999; Mt. Timberline Trails gives and excellent break down of taking this trail up “Old Army Have fun! Langley, FA, Sep 5-6, 1999; Mt. I ran out and felt like death lol. This is a moderate one way trail to Mount Langley in John Muir Wilderness. Overall, a very good experience. Once back on new army trail, you follow the cairns up to the summit of Langley. It took us a while to get moving as the morning air was freezing. Langley via Cottonwood Pass. The weather was incredible. At 14,032 feet, Mount Langley is the southernmost of the California fourteeners. © 2020 AllTrails, Inc. Tous droits réservés. We got lucky and got the best spot at the point that juts out into the lake. This is a difficult one way trail to Mount Langley in Sequoia National Park. There is a trail up this saddle. You get a nice high start, and the trail is excellent. With the moon buried somewhere safe, the stars lit up and dazzled the landscape. Mount Langley via Horseshoe Meadows is an excellent choice. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until November. Mt Langley is named after Samuel Pierpont Langley, but it was most likely first climbed by the Indians. Langley via Cottonwood Lakes Drew Robinson | April 3, 2016 September 21, 2015 | Hiking Trails. Tuesday morning we hiked south and climbed new army pass. See park page for more information. Drew Robinson | April 3, 2016October 8, 2014 | Hiking Trails. Felt harder than Mt Whitney via trail. The existing page you sent a link for is Mt. Long hike, never thought it would end! Explore Inyo National Forest - Wilderness Permits in Inyo National Forest, California with Recreation.gov. JohnDavis 4 years ago Cottonwood / Langley. It was a pleasant treat after hiking though rain, hail, and wind on our way to the summit of Mt. Much of the ground is very soft with gravel that gives way beneath your feet. Did the a two weeks ago. Hey yall, gonna be doing a multi night trip in the Sierra's. Mt. After climbing up from Old Army pass and into Sequoia Forest Area, the landscape begins to take on a moonlike quality, leaving behind the beautiful landscape of colors below. Backpacking recording day 2. Langley after more than 10 miles and just over 5 hours of hiking. The trailhead sits above 10,000ft and allows for a few hours of acclimatizing. You may have already done this mountain and know that the two different routes are quite different. The amazing thing about hiking to Mt. 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