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Langley backpack

Postby Ellen » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:20 pm

Howdy All :)

A week ago Sunday, Marilyn, Cameron, Kalen and I started on a three day backpack trip to summit Langley. The smoke on 395 from the various fires obscured the normally gorgeous views as we drove to Lone Pine on Saturday.

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Obligatory TH picture:

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Enjoying the view of the waterfall:

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Cameron's picture of the waterfall.

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First good sighting of Langley.

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Cool rock on the way to Long Lake.

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Looking back at lakes.

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Meadow before Long Lake (Cameron).

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Camp at west end of Long Lake -- Team Big Agnes Fly Creek UL :lol:

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View of Long Lake from campsite Sunday evening.

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Heading up to New Army Pass Monday morning.

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Guess where :wink:

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Looking west on the way up to Langley.

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Getting closer.

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Looking west.

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Happy Marilyn -- the two polar bears managed to find the last snow on Langley :lol:


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Polemonium on Langley summit (Cameron).

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Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.

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Summit photos.

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One of the subtle cairns marking the way up Langley.

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Glad we're off the summit and descending.

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View of lakes as we're heading back to camp at Long Lake.

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Wonderfully quirky rocks near New Army Pass.

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Almost back to Long Lake.

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Monday night view of Long Lake from camp.

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Tuesday morning alpine glow.

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Looking back as we hike out on Tuesday (Cameron's photos).

Enjoyed a fabulous lunch at the Oklahoma Hills Café in Lone Pine before heading home. I also highly recommend the Merry Go Round for Chinese food (Marilyn and I ate there Saturday night).

Miles of smiles,
Ellen

Cameron's view from Langley summit:

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Cameron's photo of an area we'd like to explore -- the Siberian Outpost:

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Re: Langley backpack

Postby Ed » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:42 pm

Great photos, thanks! Can't figure out why a group of tough-as-rocks leave-no-peaks-behind peakbaggers like you guys did not pick up Cirque before you headed back down New Army Pass. And what load of contraband is Marilyn carrying in that humongus pack?
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Re: Langley backpack

Postby zippetydude » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:11 pm

Yes, awesome shots of such a beautiful place! Thanks for the post Ellen. :) I agree, Ed, I think she's got a microwave oven in there...

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Re: Langley backpack

Postby arocknoid » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:01 pm

Late reply, but hank you, Ellen, for the great trail report and pics. Splendid travels with great campanions.

and BTW my strongest memory of Siberian Outpost is, "I can't wait to get through this dry and dusty slog and get to some mountain WATER feature."

c ya on trail
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Re: Langley backpack

Postby Hikin_Jim » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:04 pm

Nice pix of Langley. I'll have to bag Langley now that I've done "dreaded" New Army Pass. :)

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Re: Langley backpack

Postby Ed » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:05 am

arocknoid wrote:and BTW my strongest memory of Siberian Outpost is, "I can't wait to get through this dry and dusty slog and get to some mountain WATER feature."


Kind of the way I remember it. We hiked from Horsehoe Meadows over Cottonwood and Siberian Passes, camping in Rock Creek. I thought it was rather monotonous, for the Sierras, until we dropped down into Rock Creek. It was my second time in the Rock Creek area, which I love. We climbed three or four peaks from Rock Creek, then on the last day picked up Langley and Cirque when we exited via New Army Pass. From Long Lake to Horseshoe Meadows we were suffering badly from fatigue.
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