ska21 wrote:I hear the road just opened one hour ago. Can anyone confirm? Can anyone confirm snow conditions?
Deb wrote:ska21 wrote:I hear the road just opened one hour ago. Can anyone confirm? Can anyone confirm snow conditions?
Wow! I'll be up there Wed morning for a shot at Cirque and Langley, if it's still f'ing closed I'm heading for Carillon. Will post back as soon as practical.
Latest word, the road is open to 2 downed trees just before the Horseshoe Meadow TH. I swear!!
DukeJH wrote:Thanks for the update. I'm heading that way and hope to tag Langley over Memorial Day. Was there much snow around the lakes?
Funyan005 wrote:Any pictures from your trip Deb? Trying to talk a buddy into tagging Langley and I think some visualization might help. Thanks!
ska21 wrote:I just came back from Langley and summited on Saturday May 12. No snow until Old Army Pass. I spoke with a couple that were able to summit with a dog having gone up New Army Pass. They did not mention a cornice and said they were able to avoid snow all of the way. We opted for Old Army Pass on the way up heading directly up the snow chute in the middle. Thanks for the beta Deb. I saw your notes on the summit log. I would agree with the 45 degree angle on the snow patch. It seemed more reasonable and more fun than going to the left and hitting what looked like a traverse route. On the way down we hit the cirque just to the North of Old Army Pass. Does that have a name? Going down that sucked, and we ended up descending through a field with boulders the size of school busses. We lost a bit of time from that choice.
Overall, the route is clear, Horseshoe meadows is virtually empty, and the summer season is kicking in.
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