Bear East, soon turns south
3.4 miles. A bit farther than more direct trail on Route 2. Passes Moraine Lake to Funston Meadow - and re-connects with HST
1 mile off-trail (NW of Army Pass) to connect routes taken for Army Pass or Cottonwood Pass.Minimal elev change.
Mt Langley elev is 13,980'.2.1 miles (each way) - 2015' ascent - then descent.
The junction this route (all on PCT) ends at, can also be used to access OAP / NAP routes (as well as Cottonwood Pass).6.5 mile route, with some up / down portions.
Challenging 11.5 mile Scenic Route (via the Miter Basin & Valley of the Giants), past many lakes etc... with some way-finding, scree and bouldering Initial 6 mile steep climb (3125') to above 12,470'... and then a 5 mile steep descent to Rock Creek / Soldier Lake.