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WOLFrisingInto the Valley of death  Sucess!


Fall 2012

My first climbed in DVNP, reached the summit with Caz and Ang. It's a nice introduction to the park to see the great vertical relief between the summit and Badwater firsthand, not to mention the view to Mt. Whitney...
Posted Jan 5, 2013 9:53 pm

FletchEff me.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2010


All time great epics. Snow, sand, wind, cold, hot, pissed, bitter, happy, emotional, fucked up, neurotic and insecure. All in all a good day.
Posted Dec 28, 2012 12:35 pm

ridings82Re: Eff me.


Sounds like hike was 'FINE' - fucked up, insecure, neurotic and emotional.
Posted Jan 14, 2016 1:01 pm

cabMahogany Flat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2012


Hiked with a couple of friends from Washington. Nice trail with tremendous views in all directions. We tagged Bennett and Rogers on the way back.
Posted Oct 30, 2012 1:57 pm

burtch07Telescope Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2012


Loved it, difficult but very.rewarding. Left memorial on summit for some fallen comrades
Posted Oct 10, 2012 5:12 am

Bob SihlerNice return trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2012

Bob Sihler

First hiked it in March 1997. Tried again in April 2003, but there was too much snow. This time, I started about half an hour before dawn. July temps were cool enough that I kept long sleeves on for about half of the hike up. It was warm and pleasant on the way down.
Posted Jul 22, 2012 11:17 pm

K9H2OBearerFrom Mahogany Flat spring 2012  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2012


With Greg. Had been a light snow year, so less snow than probably usual. But above 10,000 the snow increased (a storm a few days prior no doubt contributed)and the final summit bit was covered. Could not find the switchbacks reported for the last leg, so essentially went straight up, postholing 1-2 ft all the way. Quite a mountain. It was great to stand there and contemplate Mt. Charleston to the east, and now I can remember standing on Telescope as I see it often from the high Spring Mountains.
Posted Jul 5, 2012 11:44 am

Luke SwansonTelescope, Bennet, and Rogers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2012

Luke Swanson

Bennet and rogers on the way down
Posted Jun 4, 2012 8:51 pm

tllwebb4this goat is back  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2012


Wow, this was a long hike, especially since I started from Thorndike campground. Really cold wind once you get on the ridge. It was amazing to see Badwater Basin from there, over 2 vertical miles lower.
Posted May 20, 2012 6:17 pm

SurfinPeakScienceBeauty!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2012


Well maintained trail all the way to the top! Great dayhike!
Posted May 2, 2012 4:46 pm

orbitorFrom Mahogany Flat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009


Incredible views from the top in all directions. A little chilly and windy at the end of fall.
Posted Apr 6, 2012 4:58 pm

colinrFrom Mahogony Flat TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2012


A nice, clear day with outstanding views and calm winds. Taking the hiking trail, rather than the snow covered road up Rogers, there were some ice patches to step over and/or be cautious with on the stretch near the trailhead. Snow began in earnest from Arcane Meadow onward, but was not deep enough to slow my pace. I sometimes avoided snow by sticking to the ridgeline. Upon reaching the final, steep climb up Telescope, I bypassed the potentially icy switchbacks by heading straight up the north/northeast ridge in soft ankle to shin deep snow. I was fine in my waterproof hiking boots with trekking poles. I summited Bennett on the way back from Telescope, but didn't want to deal with Rogers (got a late midday start/finished in the dark as it was), nor the deeper snow of the north facing slopes of the road down from it...maybe a quick summit of Rogers next time I go to DVNP.
Posted Feb 28, 2012 3:41 am

Matt LemkeFrom the Kilns in winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2012

Matt Lemke

Spectacular hike to a surprisingly nice summit with commanding views. This was a great way to finish a trip that started with a turn-around on Whitney at 13,200 feet.
Posted Feb 22, 2012 12:45 pm

tk421From Shorty's Well  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2012


Used Mt. Bike from Shorty's Well to the narrows of Hanaupah Canyon, then hiked. Started at 4 am, reached Telescope peak at 1 pm, had lunch, and returned to Shorty's at 6:30 pm. Beautiful day, a little wind on the summit ridge, minor easily-avoidable ice on the final switchbacks. Full trip report at http://cedarandsand.blogspot.com/2012/02/shortys-to-telescope-peak-death-valley.html
Posted Feb 18, 2012 12:39 am

RyanGreat Day for a Summit!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2012


Camped at Mahogany Flats Friday night(18deg F at night-no wind). The road had some ice but it was easily passed with 4x4. Started the Trail at 8:50am and reached the summit by 11:50am. little snow til 10,000 feet. last 1000ft had a good amount of snow but 2 of us just wore NF Gortex hiking shoes and 1 had hiking boots and it was no trouble( very little ice). 30min at the summit and back to the car by 2:45pm. Great day for a hike.
Posted Feb 5, 2012 1:27 am

gimpilatorRogers and Bennit Too  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2012


I've wanted this one for years.
Posted Jan 22, 2012 8:32 pm

Kristin5berryGreat views all around  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2012


Beautiful views with easy terrain
Posted Jan 19, 2012 11:05 pm

byatesClimb it!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2011


What a great hike! very cold though 10 degrees at the first saddle, with a 10 mph wind even though it wad a bit hazy the views to other high areas was clear.
Posted Nov 21, 2011 12:56 am

Holsti97Highs and lows of United States  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011


Camped at Mahogany Flats and hiked to the summit with friend Ed and niece Megan as a warm-up climb for Mount Whitney Mountaineer's Route. Pleasant day with great views of Badwater and Mount Whitney. We had the mountain to ourselves. 74 degrees driving back down service road and 114 degrees in Stovepipe Wells just a few miles away.
Posted Aug 14, 2011 7:26 am

xpdaPre-Comdex Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 1991


Nice hike.
Posted Aug 13, 2011 12:49 am

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