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surgentMy first 11er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 1991


My first big peak ever. Got me hooked, have never looked back!
Posted Sep 12, 2006 10:38 pm

boisedocCool hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2002


nice hike in a very interesting area
Posted Sep 11, 2006 6:00 am

jklinkeMahogany Flats Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006


A beautiful hike with great views. This one was for you Jim.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 6:16 am

mdashMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2005


Memorial Day Weekend 2005--still snowy along the ridgetop. Ran up and enjoyed gorgeous views.
Posted Sep 4, 2006 10:28 pm

kngalaricAlways a little hazy
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006


Second time summitting, and the view is definitely better in winter.
Posted Aug 9, 2006 4:03 am

ridgelineMahogany flat trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2006


Fun day with perfect weather and friends, tapped Bennett and Rogers on the way back.
Posted Jun 30, 2006 2:13 am

dcurlessMahogany Flats Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2005


Nice trail. Lots of flowers (and even a small patch of snow) when I was there.
Posted Jun 29, 2006 6:33 am

madmallardthird ultra-prominence in three days  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2006


I had telescope to myself this day. this summit made three ultra-prominence peaks in three days, and along with rogers and bennett, six peaks in three days.
does anyone know who jenny harder (death valley) is?
Posted Jun 24, 2006 3:51 pm

sierramtngoatMahogany Flats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 1999


I did this with Maria as part of a two week trip visting National parks in Cal, Utah, and Wyoming. Easy hike, tought road in a rental. Watch out for the rabits on the drive up!
Posted Jun 16, 2006 11:41 am

tdoughtyall in a day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2006


with james barnett. woke up in the alabama hills and drove from lone pine to mahogany flats, hiked the peak (snow on final ridge to top) then drove to great basin falls for the night.
Posted May 14, 2006 11:07 pm

TracyMahogany Flats Trail with 4 adults and 12 youth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2001


This was hike #5 of five, ten-mile hikes we had planned for the boy scouts of Troop 199 to complete towards earning their hiking merit badge. The weather was beautiful. Adults inluded me, Bristol Ellington, Dr. Jeff Stokes, and Michael Cureton. Youth included Michael Cureton, Jared and Stanley Kuntz, DJ Kesterson, Seth Twitchell, Ben Anderson, Skyler Sudweeks, Josh Sillitoe, Austin Steadman, Lance Foutz, and David Mounteer. Craig Gimbel, the oldest youth, hid in the trees below the switchbacks and we didn't discover his abscence until we took a headcount on top of the peak. He did get credit for hiking ten miles (the rest of us hiked 14), but he also gets credit here for being the only one in our group who didn't bag the peak
Posted Apr 20, 2006 5:52 am

QuadaxialGreat glimpse of Whitney and Badwater  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2005


We camped on the ridge at about 9,500 feet within a little ring of trees. There was a light dusting of snow from about 10,200 on up. The summit was very windy and cold, and we took in great views of Whitney illuminated by the sun. Telescope provides the only opportunity to see the entire elevation cross-section of the contiguous U.S.!
Posted Apr 16, 2006 7:01 pm

EManBevHillsSolo Via Mahogony Flats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2001


Driving the car to the TH was the crux! Really pleasant day with quite a crowd atop.
Posted Feb 25, 2006 6:15 pm

mthilgard13Slipped in before the storm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2006


Climbed with Korny, check out his description...it was really, really cold!
Posted Feb 21, 2006 7:35 am

CPSLOKornyRoute Climbed: Mahogany Flat Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2006


Camped at Thorndike Camp, Scott's Honda couldn't make it up the icy road. Patches of snow along the trail, snow quality varied from crunchy patches of snow to ice. Followed kicked steps and snowshoes. No snow or clouds in the morning, cool and with the windchill it was cold enough to make ice form in our exposed nalgenes. Watched the storm move in from the west, and escaped from Telescope Peak just as the snow began to fall.
Posted Feb 20, 2006 9:28 am

hudsonvalleyslimMahogany Flat Trail
Date Climbed: May 24, 1987


(May 23-24, 1987) Mountain fever had me, so I hot-tailed it from the slopes of Mt. Whitney to the Mahogany Flat Campground at the head of Wildrose Canyon. Got some light snow that evening (camping at 8133') but had a fine time drinking hot-toddies with my new neighbors. We hit the trail early, an easy 7-mile trek to Telescope Peak, the highest peak in Death Valley (11049'). Many folks lunching on top.
Posted Feb 19, 2006 3:58 pm

mdostbyRoute Climbed: Mahogany Flat Date Climbed: February 9, 2006  Sucess!


Was able to drive more than a mile past the kilns, but the road was icy in spots. Very cool and crisp morning. A few icy patches on the trail right out of Mahogany Flat. The trial was clear of ice and snow most of the way up to the saddle. The wind was howling thru the saddle and along most of the high traverse. Once I reached the saddle below Telescope Peak the wind had subsided and the temps were very plesant. Mostly hard ice and snow made for nice cramponing up the ridge to the summit. Spectacular views from the top. Could see Charleston Peak to the East, the San Bernardino and San Gabriel Ranges to the South, White Mountains to the Northwest and the Sierras to the West. One of the best summit views I've ever seen from any mountain.
Posted Feb 10, 2006 9:59 am

YuryRoute Climbed: Trail from Mahogany Flats campground Date Climbed: December 25, 2005  Sucess!


I encountered almost the same conditions as reported by "crescentstrife":

"Clear day...very windy and cold at the top. Only minor patches of snow that did not present a significant problem."

On the way up I used the route along the North ridge of the Telescope Peak. It was windy and chilly.

On the way back I used switchbacks on the East slope of the Telescope Peak. This route was significantly warmer because of the lack of wind. I could recommend these switchbacks for a cold windy day.

At the same time it makes sense to use a more direct North ridge route on a warmer day.
Posted Jan 16, 2006 5:51 pm

Steve LarsonRoute Climbed: Mahogany Flat trail Date Climbed: January 15, 2006  Sucess!

Steve Larson

Temps in the teens and wind 20-30 mph most of the day. Incredible views all around from the top.
Posted Jan 15, 2006 10:32 pm

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

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