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Mt. Langley 8-5-07

Postby Trekker » Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:53 am

I finally summitted Mt. Langley, my first 14er, after having originally planned to do it on two previous trips. I did it on a three day trip. Windy to start on the summit day; didn't sleep much b/c of wind the night before, but it made for incredibly clear views! Tough climb for me, but the reward was jaw-dropping views; looking over the edge of the summit is just something that you can't do justice to in a photograph! Unfortunately, the 3 days were not the 3 I had originally planned, and since I just got back a few hours ago, and am leaving for the Big Island of Hawaii tomorrow for a week, pics will have to wait. Also, I may post reports on two new pieces of equipment I used, the Osprey Atmos 65 and the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1.

Aloha!!!!! :waving



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Postby quentinc » Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:09 am

Trekker, did you do it on Sunday? That was the day I did Carillon and Russell, and it was so windy I was afraid I'd get blown off the ridge of Russell! It was wonderfully clear though, as you say.

Langley is one of my favorite peaks, so I'm looking forward to your pictures.
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Postby tomcat_rc » Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:12 pm

well congradulations on bagging your first 14'er - and Langley is just awesome. have a great vacation and look forward to more trip reports and photos.
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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:28 pm

Congrats, Trekker! Getting the SL1 (have the SL2 and love it) eventually, curious to hear how you liked it. Gonna climb around on the island? Have fun!
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Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:50 pm

Congratulations on your first 14er! :D :D :D

Hope you're having a great time in Hawaii! Looking forward to a report!
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Postby Trekker » Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:32 pm

Finally got to the pictures. I had a relative visit after the Hawaii trip, so it's been a busy August!

Pictures here:

http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/560465269gZroOk
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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:26 pm

Congratulations on your first 14er! Looks like you had some great views too. What's next?
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Postby Trekker » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:07 pm

QuentinC, yes, it was Sunday that I summited; very windy, as you said, but great views!

Snowy, my recovery between peaks is a LITTLE slower than yours! :D We'll see; right now I'm thinking more along the lines of a bp trip. If there's a peak in the vicinity, we'll see!

By the way, there was a fire that was burning in one of the pics east-south east of Langley. Snowy, you picked up on it.
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Postby GigaMike » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:27 pm

Glad to hear you made it Trekker, Congrats! It was great meeting & chatting with you on the trail.

btw- I just noticed this was my first post on this board and I registered in 2005. Weak! :\
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Postby tomcat_rc » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:31 am

welcome to the board Mike

Trekker - cool picts - love that area - great job with the sunset shots
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Postby MooseTracks » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:11 pm

Great to meet you up there, Trekker! That was a beast of a climb for me too that day, and the wind was off da hook!

Great pics! I know those two clowns in one of them! :D

Happy trails!
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Postby Trekker » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:26 pm

Tomcat, thanks for the props!

GigaMike and MooseTracks; welcome to the board! It was great running into some familiar names and faces up there!

MooseTracks, interesting work website; I am a big believer in manual therapy in the rehab process as well. Might eventually send a couple people your way. Which office are you in? We'll talk........... :nod:
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