Sooz and Joe(me) at the Cottonwood Lakes Trailhead at Horseshoe Meadows at 10,000 feet.
Meadow and unnamed peak.
After hiking in the trees for a while we finally could see peaks up ahead.
Was a little slow with the camera and only the rear end of this deer.
This is the start of the lake basin. Cirque Peak on the left.
Mount Langley, we plan to hike to it's summit after setting up camp near the 3rd Lake.
A marmot in the lakes area.
The hut at the Cottonwood Lakes.
Another shot of Mount Langley.
The unnamed lake.
This is my favorite tree in the area.
This is at the 3rd Lake, we set up camp near here.
After setting up camp, we were ready to go for Mount Langley.
Looking back on the 3rd Lake as we hike up to 4th Lake.
Looking across the 4th Lake to Old Army Pass on the other side.
The trail goes along the right side of the 4th Lake.
Starting the hike up to Old Army Pass.
Looking down on the 4th and 5th Lakes.
Almost to the top of Old Army Pass.
View of the 4th and 5th Lakes from the top of the pass.
Looking north from the pass, Sooz up ahead on the trail that leads to the base of the peak. Altitude usually doesn't effect me, but I was having a hard time once I got to the top of the pass.
Marmot on the pass.
After hiking north for a while, Mount Langley came into view.
Looking south from the base of the peak. Lot of use trails to the top, Sooz picks one out.
The hike to the summit was more scree than rocks.
We spotted a small fire burning to the west.
We got into a section of rocks, felt good to get off the sand for a little while.
Sooz is smiling but, we are both feeling a little out of it. Some of the Cottonwood Lakes can be seen from here. Olancha Peak in the distance.
Zoomed in on the lakes.
We made it, Sooz and me on Mount Langley at 14,042 feet with Mount Whitney in back.
The view to the north.
Cirque Peak to the south.
The town of Lone Pine 10,000 feet below to the east.
Zoomed in on Lone Pine.
Sooz signing the summit register.
The summit marker, this one actually has the altitude on it.
Looking down and to the northwest.
The view to the south as we start the hike back to camp.
Nice looking rock.
Back on the trail and approaching Old Army Pass. Sun is getting low, we're trying to get back to camp before dark.
View to the west from the pass.
Maybe this little guy was just sitting there, but to me it looked like he was watching the sunset.
Over looking lakes 4 and 5 as we make our way down from the pass. The trail can be seen on the left side of 4th Lake.
It was getting dark as we hike along the 4th Lake. This is looking east at the full moon rising.
Another moon shot at the 4th Lake.
This moon shot at the 3rd Lake was taking from our campsite.
This shot was by moon light, looks kinda strange. Next time I'll try some different settings.
Moon light shot of our tents.