The trail starts with a great 4WD road that is passable with a Subaru, but our Chevy Blazer did just fine. We took the standard route, but skipped the scree in both bowls by hanging right to climb the boulder fields instead. On the scale of Mt. Langley, the trip gets you deep into the sierra without the exposure seen on other trips. The mountain is one of the most beautiful I have seen with a mix of granite and sandstone making beautiful streaks of color across the face.