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jimeganTELESCOPE PK  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2003


Posted Feb 8, 2008 8:17 am

Shirley LamDayhiked  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2007

Shirley Lam

from Shorty's
Posted Jan 30, 2008 10:21 pm

bighornmonkeyDone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2007


Got to the top twice...great views from up there.
Posted Jan 18, 2008 1:03 pm

BonesawDayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2003


Fun hike... a nice way to escape the valley heat in May. Was interesting to be melting in 115 deg F temperature at Badwater one day and hiking through snow the next day.
Posted Jan 11, 2008 9:34 am

kovarpaOur last 2007 climb/hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2007


Hike from TH. Windy once on the crest, not a lot of snow. Only the two of us that day.
Posted Jan 5, 2008 5:39 pm

RyanMountain2nd try a success  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2006


The first attempt I made on this mountain ended before it even began when I rolled my car on Wildrose Rd. in Death Valley. I wasn't discouraged however, and I returned in June to claim the summit. Easy hike with great desert and mountain views. The bristlecones are a beautiful part of the trip as well!

Did this in a three day marathon of mountains, rocks, and driving. Day 1: Mt. Dana in Yosemite, 2: Telescope, 3: Back in YOSE for Half Dome.
Posted Dec 3, 2007 3:42 pm

redsplashman23Windy day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2007


Very Windy and cold day. Great views of the Sierras, Death Valley, the Spring Mountains, and much more. Bagged Bennett and Rogers on the way back and saw an almost Full Moon on the way down from Rogers.
Posted Nov 25, 2007 2:01 am

ryanclearfairly easy hike
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2007


we hiked from mahogany flats which is about 14 miles round trip. the beginning is a constant grade that brings you around different traverses and ridges. the wind really started to pick up as the temperature read 40 degrees. you can see the peak from where the rangers station is when you ascend your first 1000 feet. it is very deceptive being that I thought we where going to hike up the backbone of the mountain. Wrong, we went around traverse and ended up hiking up a series of switchbacks. The hike was great though, i started feeling the altitude around 1050 feet. Stopped and rested for a few minutes and then hit the summit.

The summit is one of the more beautiful views I have seen.
Posted Nov 11, 2007 8:20 pm

MoapaPkRe: Telescope Peak


My tolerance for mule poop/pee is really low!!
Posted Nov 7, 2007 12:04 am

MoapaPkshorty's->Telescope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007


First, hats off to those who do the full hike, returning down that miserable talus back to Shorty's. We had a ride waiting at Mahogany; 22 miles and 11500' accumulated was enough.

Second, do the road in the dark so you will pass this tedious part without massive boredom.

Started at the well at ~3:30AM; picked the timing so there was a crescent (almost quarter) moon that rose at 1:30 AM. Got to top ~1:25, back to Mahogany ~3:30PM.

I'll post the map for our route on the ridge-- seemed better than guidebook suggestions, as it was a stable ridge with cairns and a switchbacked pack trail much of the way. I think this is the route suggested by Dave Daly, but I didn't see cairns at the very bottom of the route -- maybe they were washed away -- and we certainly never had the loose crap one sees in the picture of Deb.

For a 1-day "how much gain can I do?" test, I would greatly prefer this to GC rim2rim2rim -- there isn't the beauty, but there also isn't the mule pee/poop, and there aren't hordes of people and digusting outhouses.

Did the trail years ago, after a snowy year. This time (2007) was the first time I'd seen the peak without snow :^(
Posted Nov 4, 2007 3:40 pm

panweilinShorty's Well -> Telescope Peak -> Mahogany Flat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2006


Started 4am from Shorty's Well (-252 ft), bagged Telescope Peak (11,049 ft) 7pm, descended to Mahogany Flat 11pm.
Posted Oct 25, 2007 3:16 pm

grahamFrom Shorty's Well  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2007


Hiked up from Shorty's Well (Badwater) with TonyC and ET. Exited via Mahogany Flats. Luckily, we got a ride back to Furnace Creek by some nice tourists
Posted Oct 18, 2007 8:28 pm

midwest hikerdayhike from mahogany  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2007

midwest hiker

made it all the way up to Mahogany Flat in my Honda Accord (which I was immensely grateful for at the end of the day). Perfect weather--sunny and very little wind. Didn't see anyone all day til I was almost back to the trail head on the way down. Brutal switchbacks toward the end; thought they'd never end! :) But overall, great hike and phenomenal views.
Posted Oct 8, 2007 2:41 pm

lasvegaswraithfrom Mahogany  Sucess!


Climbed from Mahogany flats. Gotta try it from Badwater next time.
Posted Aug 25, 2007 1:32 am

derbillyTrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007


Decided to take a break from the rigorous schedule of the challenge and change up the scenery.
Posted Aug 21, 2007 9:09 pm

mlarkin2002Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007
Dayhike from mahogany cg, picked up bennett and rogers as well.
Posted Aug 13, 2007 11:20 pm

alpspitzeMahogany Flats Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2007


Great weather, almost 100 in the valley but only 35 and windy on top. Good view of the Sierra's.
Posted Jun 16, 2007 6:45 pm

MoabPeakBaggerwinter ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2006


up from Charcoal Kiln. Cramponing the last few miles-- intense, beautiful.
Posted Jun 9, 2007 8:24 pm

johnm From mahogany Flats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2007


Great day for a climb. Weather was great views were a bit hazy. Got to watch the Naval Pilots from China Lake maneuvering high up above.
Posted May 11, 2007 11:55 pm

GuiltyMahogany Flats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2006


Drove up from a field trip and started late for hiking/running in the winter. Very windy and cold on top. To cold to video but I did! Roundtrip 3 1/2 hours.
Posted Apr 24, 2007 10:15 pm

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