I finally signed for this forum, after reading a lot of good info about the Sierra on it.
On September 16-18 I took my wife and almost 6 year old daughter on a over night hike up Mt Langley.
We drove from Orange County on the 15th, and we spent the night in the parking lot, for acclimatization.
Left parking lot at 6:30 and made camp at Cottonwood Lake #5 at 1:30. After a cool night, we were up at 5:30 and on the trail by 6:30. We were on top of the Old Army Pass at around 8AM where we had some snacks, then back on the trail.
The long and boring slog up to the head wall of Langley did not sit well with my daughter so I decided to make it a little more interesting for her, and took them up via the SE ridge.
She liked that part the best, and my wife could hardly keep up with us.
After some scrambling and a little snow climb, we made the summit by 12:36.
This was a week before my daughter's 6th birthday.
After a well deserved cupcake at the top, we started down an hour latter, only to hear our girl request that we go all the way down, and not spend one more night at the lake , as per our original plan.
We packed camp and made it to the car by 8PM, and back in Lone Pine for pizza.
She is a special little girl and we are very proud of her.
Here is a link to our pictures of the hike.http://jsclimbs.zenfolio.com/p665938120