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Current Conditions for Mt. Langley?

Postby BassPaul » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:41 pm

Hey All, I'm planning to summit Mt. Langley as a 3-day backpacking trip June 16th-18th via New Army Pass. Anyone aware of the current snow conditions? Wondering if i'll need crampons, ice ace, etc... any advice is greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

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Re: Current Conditions for Mt. Langley?

Postby maverick » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:52 pm

Only little info on Langley is in this picture: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=12300&p=96192&hilit=mt+langley#p96192
When you get time, an intro would be great here Paul: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9329
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Re: Current Conditions for Mt. Langley?

Postby Vaca Russ » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:59 pm

BassPaul wrote:Hey All, I'm planning to summit Mt. Langley as a 3-day backpacking trip June 16th-18th via New Army Pass. Anyone aware of the current snow conditions? Wondering if i'll need crampons, ice ace, etc... any advice is greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

-Paul


Paul,

Funny you should ask. I was just up there yesterday.

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Please see where I added to this report in the 14ers section.

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=9744

Regarding the snow on New Army Pass, it is almost completely clear.

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There was just a little snow at the very top of the pass. I just bypassed most of this snow by climbing about 10 feet of a drift by kicking steps. No ice ax or crampons were needed. It will probably be clear when you get there.

Be sure to post a report!

Thanks,

-Russ
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Re: Current Conditions for Mt. Langley?

Postby BassPaul » Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:45 pm

Ok thanks Maverick will do!

Awesome thanks Vaca Russ! Far less snow than I was anticipating. Appreciate the the pics and trip report. Can't wait to get up there...
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