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Mount Langley: via New Army Pass Current Conditions?

Postby Sgonzalez » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:07 am

I was planning on climbing Mount Langley July 9th via New Army Pass and was not expecting this much snow this time of the year. Does anyone know the current trail conditions for Cottonwood Lakes trail, to New Amry Pass, to Mount Langley. How much snow is there? What are the current high and low temperatures for the area? Are crampons/ice axe necessary? Any answers are much appreciated.
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Re: Mount Langley: via New Army Pass Current Conditions?

Postby yosemiteforlife67 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:06 am

Hello There , you can check the message board on the whitney portal store website(http://www.whitneyportalstore.com) there is a thread entitled "new army pass" that will provide a lot of good information. I hope this may help. i am backpacking through that same area, a few weeks after you do, (july 22-27) ..heading out of horseshoe meadows to mt langley to mt whitney. i expect by then a lot of the snow will be melted. Right now old army is more melted than new army. check out the thread.
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Re: Mount Langley: via New Army Pass Current Conditions?

Postby cab » Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:38 pm

SPer dmasten just signed the Climber's Log for Mt. Langley. You may want to send him/her a PM for conditions. Sounds like there is still a lot of snow up there.
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Re: Mount Langley: via New Army Pass Current Conditions?

Postby AnEndlessRoad » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:20 pm

Looks like these folks recently made it up New Army Pass over 4th of July weekend:
http://maximumadventure.wordpress.com/2 ... ly-4-2011/
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Re: Mount Langley: via New Army Pass Current Conditions?

Postby schaffner » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:33 pm

Does anybody know if the road to Cottonwood trailhead is still open?
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Re: Mount Langley: via New Army Pass Current Conditions?

Postby Peter50 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:27 am

I am heading to Mt. langely Wednesday, June 13, I'll give you an update on conditions
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Re: Mount Langley: via New Army Pass Current Conditions?

Postby ROL » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:24 pm

Peter50 wrote:I am heading to Mt. langely Wednesday, June 13, I'll give you an update on conditions


Tease.


I was in Miter Basin June 20 - 23 (2012), via New Army and Cottonwood Passes.

New Army Pass: No snow on trail as of 6/21 (small snowbank bordering last few feet).

Army Pass: As of 6/21, 40 yards or so of easily passable (no special equipment required, by first hand accounts), steep, exposed snow on the topmost switchback. Boot tracked and very soft by noon. I'd hazard a guess that the entire trail will be ice free within 2 weeks.

I've only ever seen it this dry in late August or September. Mossies were very active only in the evening and early morning – enough so to drive me into my tent or don my head net. Marmots very bold.

Army Pass from Cottonwood Basin (6/20)
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Ersatz Crutches ( ?!?) below Army
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Army Pass Trail from summit plateau (6/21) - the angle of repose seems to be lessened a bit by the wide angle lens
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Mt. Langley and Army Pass (6/21)
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Marmot Damage - Sky Blue Lake
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