Ascent of Mount Langley on 2013-06-29

Climber: James Morehouse

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, June 29, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Langley
    Elevation:14026 ft / 4275 m

Ascent Trip Report

I left the TH at 6:14 a.m. and was on the summit in just over five hours. I took the Old Army Pass route, and it was incredibly scenic going through the Cottonwood Lakes area. Old Army Pass was in reasonably good shape, and only had two patches of snow blocking the trail, but were easily crossed. I went up more to the right of the summit block, ending up gaining around 500' or so climbing through the boulders. BTW, the bench mark claims it at 14,042'. Much smoke in the Owens Valley from some wildfire burning in SoCal. On my way back down, the lakes area was mushrooming with back packers and presumably, back packing fishermen. Trout season opens Monday(July 1), which might explain the surge in visitors.

The time up and down reflect summit time, stopping for photos, and the 20 minutes I spent soaking my feet in the stream! Talk about something that was outstandingly refreshing!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4554 ft / 1388 m
    Elevation Loss:4554 ft / 1388 m
    Distance:20.2 mi / 32.5 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Smokey in the Owens Valley
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4554 ft / 1388 m
    Extra Loss:618 ft / 188 m
    Distance:10.1 mi / 16.2 km
    Route:Old Army Pass
    Trailhead:Horseshoe Meadows  10090 ft / 3075 m
    Time Up:5 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3936 ft / 1200 m
    Distance:10.1 mi / 16.2 km
    Route:Old Army Pass
    Trailhead:Horseshoe Meadows  10090 ft / 3075 m
    Time Down:5 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Morehouse
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