backpacking
8 months ago

Hard. I recommend you get used to the elevation first before going all the way up. The body is getting less oxygen so everything- moving climbing hiking lifting- are harder. Lots of wildlife on this trail.

geocaching
8 months ago

8 months ago

Wow, this was a great hike... Tough for these old bones and certainly tested my limit. But loved it!

10 months ago

backpacking
11 months ago

backpacking
11 months ago

Even though it rained on our hike in, this was an excellent hike and a great experience. Breaking it up into a 3 day backpacking trip made for good acclimatization and very enjoyable trek.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Difficult. If the distance doesn't get you then the elevation gain at the end might. If you feel good going into the final ascent, make sure altitude sickness isn't slowly settling in.

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL HIKE the entire way through. We started at the New Pass Trail to the peak and saw Mt. Whitney.

We changed up the way back and took the gnarly switchbacks to and through The Cottonwood lakes, all the way back to the car at the campsite.

If weather is good (absolutely NO snow or ice) I highly recommend looping through Cottonwood lakes.

All in all a great an exhausting day :)

hiking
Friday, September 11, 2015

2nd 14ner in a week. Much more peaceful than Whitney. Less crowds, great camping. Caught some fish. Hiked to Lake 3, set up camp. Summit the next day. Saw a herd of Bighorns on the way to summit. We went the Old Army pass, shorter, and the trail was in good shape.

hiking
Sunday, September 06, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Took 2 days (July 24-25, 2015) - The weather was perfect both days. We camped at High Lake and started up New Army Pass before sunrise. Views were stunning all the way to the summit - Long Lake, Cottonwood Lakes, great Western Divide and Mount Whitney to name a few. Made it from the base of New Army to the summit in about 3 hours. Well worth it to hike this 14er.

hiking
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Great views and a good hike to the top. Mostly class 1 with a very small section of class 2. On our way down we saw about 14 or so big horn sheep. We base camped at Long Lake another beautiful place.

hiking
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

hiking
Monday, September 15, 2014

Started at Cottonwood Lakes (lake 3). Very exposed. Be sure to bring sunblock. We went down Old Army on the way down. Sketchier, but a lot shorter.

hiking
Monday, March 31, 2014

You have to put in some pretty significant mileage for a dayhike – about 6 hours up and hours down in August. The scenery around the luxuriant grasslands of Horseshoe Meadow and the Cottonwood Lakes Basin is gorgeous.

hiking
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Easy hike through Cottonwood Lakes and New Army Pass, but the painful part was hiking through scree field from the base of Mt. Langley to its summit. Beautiful scenery, lots of wildlife viewing and good fishing.

hiking
Monday, August 19, 2013

Hiking Mt. Langley was on my list for a while. Completed it in mid August as a multi-day trip. Drove in and hiked to Cottonwood Lake 2 to camp. Climbed Langley the next day as a day hike. Started leisurely at 9:30am, summited at 2:30pm via New Army and headed back via Old Army. I really would recommend a multi-day trip because the views are just incredible and its refreshing to just stand (or sit) and take it all in.