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TR: Mt. Langley via New Army Pass 6/7/14

Postby Dizzy » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:00 am

Day hiked Mt. Langley last Saturday. Started at 6:30 and was on top at 1:30.

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Little bit of snow on top of New Army Pass, easy to get through without any equipment.

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Old Army Pass on another hand not passable even with ice axe / crampons, at least 2 other hikers chose not to try it and there is no steps or evidence that someone made it through recently.

Back at TH at 7:30.



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Re: TR: Mt. Langley via New Army Pass 6/7/14

Postby maverick » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:10 am

Thanks Dizzy for the pictures and intell. Will be helpful for those members considering
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Postby sheperd80 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:11 am

Nice pics! That climb looks sketchy for sure.

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Re: TR: Mt. Langley via New Army Pass 6/7/14

Postby ucangler » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:37 am

Greetings, thanks for the TR. Did you get a chance to observe the lakes up there including Cwood, Long, and S. Fork Lakes? How is the snow condition? heading up there for the opener.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: TR: Mt. Langley via New Army Pass 6/7/14

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:27 pm

Old Army Pass is the hairiest pass I have ever went over. At its worst, it is a cliff with snow. And it can stay that way till mid-season.
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Re: TR: Mt. Langley via New Army Pass 6/7/14

Postby RiseToADry » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:30 pm

Any pics of the lakes in miter basin? Did they look iced over?

Thanks for the report!
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Re: TR: Mt. Langley via New Army Pass 6/7/14

Postby Dizzy » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:58 am

Here is the lakes. No ice.

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Re: TR: Mt. Langley via New Army Pass 6/7/14

Postby ucangler » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:56 pm

Thanks a lot for the updated picture. Thanks 2x.
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Re: TR: Mt. Langley via New Army Pass 6/7/14

Postby RiseToADry » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:11 pm

Dizzy wrote:Here is the lakes. No ice.

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Thanks again!
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Re: TR: Mt. Langley via New Army Pass 6/7/14

Postby Ska-T » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:38 pm

RiseToADry wrote:Any pics of the lakes in miter basin? Did they look iced over?


On June 7th Sky Blue Lake was ice free. The lakes higher than it were still iced up but probably melting fast. Below is a photo of the lakes north and west of Sky Blue Lake. Erin Lake had a thin layer of ice over 80% of its surface.
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Re: TR: Mt. Langley via New Army Pass 6/7/14

Postby RiseToADry » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:55 pm

Ska-T wrote:
RiseToADry wrote:Any pics of the lakes in miter basin? Did they look iced over?


On June 7th Sky Blue Lake was ice free. The lakes higher than it were still iced up but probably melting fast. Below is a photo of the lakes north and west of Sky Blue Lake. Erin Lake had a thin layer of ice over 80% of its surface.


Bonus info. Thanks a ton Scott. Cheers. :drinkers:
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Re: TR: Mt. Langley via New Army Pass 6/7/14

Postby oakboy711 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:55 pm

Thanks for the info Dizzy. I will be up there Thursday. Sounds like Old Army is out. :\ Someday...

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