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jefflachRoute Climbed: Trail from Mahogany Flat Date Climbed: December 4th, 2005  Sucess!


Beautiful hike. I reached the summit just as the sun was setting.
Posted Dec 6, 2005 6:07 pm

blmcclainRoute Climbed: Trail from Mahogany Flat Date Climbed: November 23rd, 2005  Sucess!


YES! Finally took this bad boy down. Had the mountain all to myself this day. Attempted Telescope last Thanksgiving but was turned back 1/4 mi. below the summit because of high snow conditions. This time there was absolutely no snow. Made the summit in 2h45m with a RT time of 5h30m for the 12 mi. trail. As usual, views were stunning and the wind at the top was strong and cold.
Posted Nov 25, 2005 11:22 pm

grahamRoute Climbed: Normal trail Date Climbed: Oct-23-2005  Sucess!


Hiked up the normal trail after abandoning an attempt to do the hike from Badwater due to rain and the closure of the Westside road.

Also, dayhiked up from Shorty's Well with Tony and ET (Oct-07). We exited via Mahogany Flats and we're lucky to get a ride back to Badwater with some tourists.
Posted Nov 25, 2005 5:40 pm

asmrzRoute Climbed: Trail from Mahogany Flat Date Climbed: November 13th, 2005  Sucess!


Penelope May and I hiked the Mahogany trail to the Telescope Peak summit on November 13th, 2005. This was the second summit trip for Ms. May and the first tiime for me. The views from the summit are really special. I don't remember when I ever saw better view in all directions. Penelope thought she even recognised Mt. Baldy and San Jacinto way down on Southern California skyline. The view of High Sierra, Langley, Whitney, Russell, El Segundo Buttress of Whitney Portal and Charleston Peak to the East, were splendid.
Posted Nov 15, 2005 9:41 pm

HeyItsBenRoute Climbed: Main trail Date Climbed: October 13 2005  Sucess!


Perfect time of year, amazing views!
Posted Oct 25, 2005 10:01 pm

Bob SihlerRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: March 24, 1997  Sucess!

Bob Sihler

reached summit with brothers Chris and Mike; Matthew didn't make it. Great hike with spectacular views, cool to find snow in Death Valley N.P., best view from saddle about 2 miles into hike-- covers breadth of Death Valley to the east and gives first glimpse of the snow-capped High Sierra to the west-- incredible to behold for first time.

Posted Sep 27, 2005 8:21 pm

Dennis PoulinRoute Climbed: Mahogany Campground Trail Date Climbed: 19 August 2005  Sucess!

Dennis Poulin

Beautiful day for a great hike. Not too hot if you start early.
Posted Aug 25, 2005 6:41 pm

easleygoneRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: July 1996  Sucess!
Pretty much a long walk, and much cooler than the

Death Valley scene below you. Lots of interesting

sites including some ancient kilns from long ago.
Posted Jul 31, 2005 10:40 am

DeeDeeRoute Climbed: Mahogany Flats Trail Date Climbed: November 29, 2002  Sucess!


Summited in a snow storm.
Posted Jul 26, 2005 10:38 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: From Charcoal Kilns Date Climbed: June 6, 2005  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

After a longer-than-expected day on Mt. Whitney on Sunday (and a couple of other harder-than-expected days around Kennedy Meadows and Whitney Portal on Friday and Saturday), I changed plans from Irvine/McAdie today to find something with less snow... a DPS peak fit the bill. Telescope Peak was the only such peak for which I had a map with me, so I headed out here from Lone Pine.

Started from Charcoal Kilns via the road/trail, and returned along the ridge tagging Bennett and Rodgers before heading XC back down to the road. Nice, easy outing.
Posted Jul 17, 2005 10:58 pm

ajc7Route Climbed: Mahogany Flats Trail Date Climbed: June 2, 2005  Sucess!
Expected more snow, but we only had to cross a few small patches. We had to cut a few switchbacks near the top to avoid snow, but leaving the crampons in the car turned out to be a good decision. It was a nice day hike. We left Mahogany Flats at 9:15am, summitted at 12:30, and returned to Mahogany Flats at 3:30 after a long, relaxing lunch at the peak.
Posted Jun 4, 2005 8:34 pm

Rick KentRoute Climbed: Shortys Well to the summit and back Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

Rick Kent

I think this qualifies as an "epic" day. 31 miles round trip. 11500+ ft gain. Starting point below sea level. Quite a bit of cross country. Some sections with a lot of loose scree. Starting temperature 92 degrees at 4:00am. Definitely would have been easier to take the trail down to Mahagony Flat. But as usual I opted for the hard way (all the way back down to the bottom). Snow still on top slowed me down a bit but once I got to that point absolutely nothing was going to turn me back. As I expected, this was an agonizingly long hike: the most distance, most gain, and longest time for any dayhike I have done.
Posted May 31, 2005 8:58 pm

Rick KentRoute Climbed: Started from the Kilns Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2005  Sucess!

Rick Kent

Had to start at the Charcoal Kilns due to snow. My friend Brian brought skiis. Due to the snow we didn't stick to the regular trail route but attacked Rogers Peak more directly and then followed the ridge. It was a tough day. Lots of snow, extreme wind, etc. But it was rewarding.
Posted May 31, 2005 8:52 pm

FelsbergRoute Climbed: Mahogany Flat Trail Date Climbed: March 24, 2005


Long hike, hard hike, all snow, all clouds, steep ridge, no views. A good time! PICS
Posted Mar 26, 2005 10:42 pm

ExploreABitMoreRoute Climbed: Mahogany Flats Trailhead Date Climbed: 04/25/04  Sucess!


Beautiful day .. met some nice ppl on top. Also did Rodgers and Bennet on the return. Views were great for the whole hike.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 10:26 pm

agorokhovRoute Climbed: Mahogany Flat Trail Date Climbed: December, 4 2004  Sucess!
Climbed with M.Forjan.

Summited Bennett Peak (9980') on the way.
Posted Dec 6, 2004 1:20 pm

one6180339Route Climbed: trail from Mahogany Flats Date Climbed: July 20, 02003  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2003


Camped at the Flats the night after flying to Vegas. Great early morning jaunt up to the summit.
Posted Aug 21, 2004 2:41 pm

fuglaDate Climbed: April 29, 2004  Sucess!
A relief to get away from the heat of the valley. Nice view of Whitney, although hazy.
Posted Jun 29, 2004 3:58 pm

birdheadRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: March 2003  Sucess!


It took us two hours to nurse Damon's '86 Forunner up to Mahogany Flats. The hike made for a long day. I forgot my food and then split my knee open when I fell on the descent. Climbed with Damon and Chuck through deep snow most of the way. Headed straight up the ridge to the summit. Great views of the Sierra.
Posted Jun 22, 2004 12:15 pm

cp0915Route Climbed: Mahogany Flat Date Climbed: June 6, 2004  Sucess!


Incredible vistas. Great camping at Arcane Meadows. Good trip. Not too many people on the mountain. Clear skies granted fantastic views of Badwater and Mt. Whitney from the summit. Tagged Rogers Peak and Bennett Peak while I was in the area.
Posted Jun 7, 2004 10:10 am

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