Mt Langley Details:
|3 Days||$575 MIN OF TWO PEOPLE||Class 2||Custom Dates and Private Guiding Available|
Mt. Langley is 14,042 feet and the southern most peak in the Sierra above 14,000. Overshadowed by its popular neighbor Mt. Whitney it receives much less traffic while still offering excellent views and an aesthetically fun route to its summit. The route leading from the Horseshoe Meadows trailhead to the summit is approximately 9 miles.. The terrain is over a well-maintained trail with a reasonable grade to Cottonwood Lakes. The scenery is spectacular starting off in a Jeffrey pine forest giving away to Foxtail, Lodgepole and Fir trees as the scenery opens up revealing grassy meadows and lakes plus views spanning for hundreds of miles. On summit day we ascend above timberline into the alpine zone where white granite dominates the landscape. The route to the summit becomes less maintained but remains non technical as it offers views into Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park and countless peaks of the High Sierra to the north. This climb requires participants to be in good physical shape but no previous mountaineering experience is necessary. Mt. Langley is an excellent introduction to the high altitude for the novice backcountry traveler.