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ckerthMahogany CG  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2010


Climbed Bennett on the way up. Clear day with great views.
Posted Jun 3, 2010 3:12 am

rowjimmyCold and Windy!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2010


On a recent through-hike of the Panamints from Aguereberry Point to Ballarat, my companion and I climbed Telescope Peak from Mahogany Flat. While it was extremely cold and windy, with clouds swirling about the summit for most of the morning and afternoon, snow was not an issue in terms of the climb. While snow is on the peak, it is mostly avoidable and where you do walk on it, it's not on steep or difficult terrain.
Posted Jun 2, 2010 7:55 pm

therockimageAmazing View!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2010


Went up via the service road to Roger's Pk, descended onto the main trail and continued to Telescope Pk, then went up and over Bennett Pk on the way back. This route made for a fantastic climb.
Posted May 16, 2010 2:46 am

missymtngirlRe: Amazing View!


Was there snow up there when you climbed?
Posted May 26, 2010 6:04 pm

mrchad9Thanksgiving Weekend  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2005


The first of many Thanksgiving weekends I'd start spending driving around the deserts of CA. Planned to camp on the summit, but very strong wind and freezing temperatures forced us to camp at the saddle before the final push. Luckily we found a spot just big enough for a tent completely out of the wind with a great view into the valley, was still one of the coldest nights I've ever spent out.
Posted May 9, 2010 5:01 am

PharmacistTelescope from Charcoal Kilns  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2010


Gate was closed at Charcoal Kilns due to snow. We snowshoed up Bennett, then Telescope, then Rogers on the way back. We went down the north side of Rogers and glissaded down a gully back to the road and walked the rest of the way back to the Charcoal Kilns. Good day, great views of Spring Mountains and Sierra Nevada. Perfect!
Posted Apr 1, 2010 12:58 pm

dropacoilTelescope Peak Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2010


Reached summit 3-25-10- Jeff Gorski and Greg Arnold. Crampons and ice axe required for final ridge- 2 inch hard pack with ice underneath. Long day- 10 hours RT from Mahogany Flats camp.
Posted Mar 27, 2010 1:02 pm

kunz82414Post hole trek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2010


Knee high to waist high snow for most of the trip, but successful nevertheless. Was wishing I had my skis, but never would have expected this much snow.
Posted Mar 14, 2010 2:00 pm

zolek7Was little hazy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2009


Great hike, was little hazy! Could not see Mt. Whitney, as I was hoping for. Take plenty of water and leave some on the summit if you have extra.
Posted Dec 3, 2009 7:27 pm

Princess ButtercupFinally...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2008

Princess Buttercup

Nice group hike from Mahogany Flats. Maybe Shorty's Well someday, if I've got a hot poker being threatened to be stuck in my eye.
Posted Dec 1, 2009 12:08 am

seanoFrom mahogany flats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009


"4x4" road? Hah! I got the Celica up that thing with no further damage. Fun summit register, with a few hardy souls who did it from Shorty's Wells.
Posted Oct 26, 2009 9:07 am

ShinLVFrom Shorty's Well  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009


3 of us did Shorty's Well (-250 ft) to Telescope Peak Hike. It took us 11 hours 40 minutes to the Peak (it was slow) and another 2.5 hours to the Mahogany Flat. Total Elevation gain was 12,000 ft. Total Distans was 22 mile (16 miles up and 6 mile down)
My Trip Photo Album
Posted Oct 16, 2009 2:40 am

TripoliRickRe: From Shorty's Well


One trip is probably the most enjoyable.
Posted Apr 4, 2010 7:10 pm

rocketsredglareSweet deliciousness  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2009


The perfect storm of good weather, good friends and an all around good day! Tagged with four first timers and it was FANTASTIC to see it through their eyes and have them be in such good spirits. Hopefully I flipped a switch in a couple of them. Super mega good day!!
Posted Oct 5, 2009 12:29 am

ElwoodMahogany Flat, C.G.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2009


Nice 14-mi. dayhike! It was a little windy for us, but still an enjoyable hike! Great views & even a summit sign to hold up for our pictures, was in the amo-box.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 4:29 pm

KVHikerChilly on the Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2008


We drove from the Charcoal Kilns to Mahogony Flat which is at an elevation of 8133’. Starting at Mahogony Flat we hiked from Bennett Peak (9980’), to Telescope Peak 11409’, and then to Rogers Peak 9945’. The hike was about 15 or 16 miles long, and the elevation gain was about 4400’.

Posted Aug 13, 2009 2:05 pm

kolbi2112Great hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009


Day-hiked from Mahogany Flats. Great hike and the weather was perfect.....high's in the 70's, lows in the 50's, not a cloud in the sky.
Posted Jun 22, 2009 11:41 am

POLUKO2nd time up
Date Climbed: May 27, 2009


Great hike and better the second time because the pain wasn't a suprise.
Posted Jun 9, 2009 2:34 am

pgoertzen1Perfect weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2009
We did this as an overnight hike. Started at Thorndike campground 0.8 miles and 600 feet elev below the trailhead because we were told our 2WD sedan wouldn't make the drive to Mahogany Flat, although it would have done just fine. Camped at beautiful Arcane Meadows 2.5 miles up from the trailhead on a cloudy and completely windless night. Went to the summit and returned to Thorndike the next day. Temps were in the 50s and 60s and there is no snow left on the trail. Great hike!
Posted Jun 2, 2009 2:39 pm

Dave Kfrom Wild Rose Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008
This has to be one of the very best dayhikes in California. We camped on the shoulder a couple of miles from the summit.
Posted Apr 20, 2009 7:51 pm

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