From our High Lake camp, we took a route from the lake that involved some 3d class rock. Took us less than 2 hours. On the return, we followed the northwest ridge to New Army Pass and dropped back down along the switchbacks to High Lake.
Day hiked from Horseshoe Meadow. Left at 6:40, got back at 2:45. Super weather. Took a bunch of pictures, did something funny with the camera and only had one when I got back. It had to be that one
Interesting landscape at the summit plateau connecting Langley and Cirque. Saw a few jackrabbits in this very desolate terrain. Nothing tough, but just a long ridgeline traverse that was a lot longer than it seemed.
It's a slog over to Cirque from the top of old army pass.
Skied from the South Ridge. Trip Report
Climbed from Chicken Spring Lake, via the PCT and South Slope. Really nice views.
Langley-Cirque dayhike. I'm glad I expended the little extra energy to stop by the South Fork Lakes on the return, rather than following the drainage all the way down from Cirque Lake. The lakes were absolutely stunning--one of the more beautiful places I saw all summer in the Sierra. Great day.
Day 10 of the 2004 Sierra Challenge, dayhiked Langley & Cirque. Trip Report
Bag it, tag it, sell it to the butcher in the store.
Went up New Army Pass - total bore. Descended via Old Army Pass to my camp at Cottonwood Lake #3 and found that a much more direct and fun route.
This peak marked a return to peakbagging after a 15 year hiatus. A nice, relatively easy, nearly 13K peak.
Great bonus peak with Langley.
Great views. This is definitely one of my favorites along with Langley.
New Army Pass had lots of snow and we hadn't brought ice axes or crampons, so we chose the more direct scramble up from the lake. Fun climb!
Had a nice afternoon while my wife read back at our camp. Been up this a few times and every route was enjoyable.
I climbed this twice in one week: once by myself and once with my friend Mike as part of a traverse from Langley. I found several perfectly formed smokey quartz crystals.
I've hiked this peak twice. The first time was in the early 1990's with partner Dave Patton. We hiked from Chicken Spring Lake around the Sierra crest to the sandy west slope, then up to the summit.
The second time, 27-JUL-1999, I did the Cirque Peak Traverse, starting at Horseshoe Meadow and hiking counterclockwise. Made for a long, satisfying day hike.