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WyoNativeBeautiful day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008


for a hike from Mahogany Flats......Easy summit....Views were great except for a little haze..Unable to see Mt. Whitney....Perfect time of year for a hike at altitude in Death Valley.......But it was HOT back down below sea level......Also, something in the air (pollen?) made my skin welt and eyes swell......Had to get some Benadryl at Stove Pipe Wells.......Great hike overall.
Posted Sep 7, 2008 2:34 pm

kevin trieushorty  Sucess!

kevin trieu

did it from Shorty's Well and attempted some unknown West Ridge.
Posted Aug 26, 2008 5:22 pm

ericnoelTelescope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008


After seeing Telescope from Badwater, I've wanted to do this peak for a decade or so. I finally took the easy stroll up to the top from Mahogany Flats this summer. Whew, hot!
Posted Jul 21, 2008 11:51 am

TripoliRickSnow Rescue Class in Death Valley?


I have been up Telescope several times in the past thirty years by different routes, once from near Bad Water (see trip report) and as strange this this may sound, while I was there as a seasonal ranger, we put on a 3-day snow rescue course for rangers in the Mahogany Flats area (I built an igloo there for sleeping in) and climbed Telescope later. Remarkable area.
Posted Jul 2, 2008 4:15 pm

Bluebell08Nice dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2008


Camped the night before at Mahogany Flats, 4 hours up and 3 hours down the next day. Summit was surrounded by clouds so we didn't get to see the awesome view.
Posted Jun 10, 2008 11:42 pm

POLUKOFrom mahogany flats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2008


We camped at Mahogany Flats with the wind and did the hike during a little snow storm. It was a very cloudy day but there was no haze and it was pretty cold up high. No other people were seen until we got to the car.
Posted May 28, 2008 9:57 pm

96avs01Windy n Cloudy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2008


Quite surprised by the winds and clouds on the way to the summit. High Sierra were engulfed in clouds. Very nice trail and excellent views, but the summit/trail was somewhat crowded. Mahogany Flat CG is quite pleasant.
Posted May 4, 2008 10:59 pm

llkylejFrom Mahogany Flats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2008


Just returned home from a successful hike up Telescope Peak. Hazy day limited the view, but could still see down into Death Valley easily.
Posted Apr 29, 2008 2:49 am

peakrat76Standard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2003


From campsite at Mahogany Flats. Perfect day - still some snow up high. Lots of forest fire smoke obscured view of the Sierra. Awesome desert peak - a favorite.
Posted Apr 23, 2008 1:39 pm

Sam PageWeird  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2000

Sam Page

I do not remember the exact date. Two guys on the (rather remote) summit were drinking beer and a woman with an enormous hip-pack filled primarily with popcorn was not restraining her flatulence. Later that evening at the campground, a crazed woman intentionally drove her car at high speed down the mountainside and then disappeared from the accident site, thus necessitating the arrival of a search and rescue team. Odd.
Posted Apr 20, 2008 12:52 pm



Nice hike, but we didn't make the top. There was more snow than we had anticipated, up to a few feet in places. Hike provides great views of valley, however.
Posted Mar 19, 2008 10:01 pm

Bob BurdThe trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2007

Bob Burd

It would seem everyone climbs this one. Snow on the ground and screaming winds. Fun day with Evan. Trip Report
Posted Feb 29, 2008 11:39 pm

phillinleyWinter ascent
Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2008


Way too windy on the ridge past Rogers and Bennett to finish this in one day. Had to snowshoe in about a mile south of Charcoal.
Posted Feb 11, 2008 11:44 am

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

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