July 9, 2021 Langley via the East-Southeast Ridge Hiking

Langley via the East-Southeast Ridge

Mount Langley is California’s southernmost fourteener and most definitely not California’s most climbed mountain. Why doesn’t Langley attract (more...)...

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May 19, 2006 Langley - Skiing the Northeast Couloir Skiing

Langley – Skiing the Northeast Couloir

Mount Langley, California — sunlight breaks through swirling clouds, revealing a giant, winding couloir that drop past spires and buttresses to the Tuttle Creek Drainage, 3500 vertical feet below (more...)...

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February 19, 2006 Tuttle Creek Shakedown Skiing

Tuttle Creek Shakedown

I’ve been trying to think of a good motto for this website, and one of my ideas, which seems especially apt right now, is “We make the mistakes so you don’t have to.” My trip up Tuttle Creek was certainly educational, in the sense that I was well-schooled by the mountain. For all you snow-campers (more...)...

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August 28, 2005 Langley - Cottonwood Lakes Loop Uncategorized

Langley – Cottonwood Lakes Loop

Looking for a spectacular high-altitude day hike in the Southern Sierra? Mount Langley via Horseshoe Meadows is an excellent choice (more...)...

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When there is snow, SierraDescents is Andy Lewicky's California backcountry skiing and mountaineering website. Without snow, sierradescents becomes an ill-tempered hiking and climbing blog.

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