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farrisglOur second ascent of Telescope, 1st as an overnight  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2006

farrisgl

With my wife this was our second ascent of Telescope, this time as an overnight and a great way to do this fantastic peak. Left North Orange County at 6 am, after arrived at Mahogany Flats trailhead about Noon, backpacked to the ridgeline about 2/3 of the way, setup camp, hiked to the summit, returned to camp for dinner. Up at about dawn, packed up and hiked out.
Posted Feb 27, 2009 6:23 pm

bechttFrom the Charcoal Kilns  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009

bechtt

Road closed at the kilns adding a couple of miles each way. Nice snow climb at the end. Climbed Bennett on the return but bypassed Rodger due to partner fatigue. Pictures
Posted Jan 19, 2009 10:50 am

holly sorensonHUGE views :)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2008

holly sorenson

Wonderful day to climb Rogers, Bennet, and then Telescope. Windy (of course), probably 20 degree chill, but sunny. Very fun!
Posted Nov 23, 2008 1:57 pm

NoonduelerSuper windy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2006

Noondueler

Standard trail from Mohogany Flat. Very clear, great views from the San Bernadinos to White Mtn. Peak and east to the Spring Mtns. west of Las Vegas.
Posted Nov 6, 2008 3:41 pm

mstenderTelescope from Mahogany Flats  Sucess!

mstender

Did Telescope Peak a couple of years ago in September with my buddy Richard after camping a Mahogany Flats. It was beautiful sunny days, not too hot, with a cool breeze on top (had tp put my fleece on. I forgot to re-apply my sunscreen and burned my legs pretty badly (the skin peeled off in one piece a week later). We slept at Mahogany the night after the climb and had to bail early in the morning (still dark) when a really bad storm came in. Some dude we met on our way down the day before wanted to camp out on top to watch the stars. Hope he was okay in the storm.
Posted Sep 9, 2008 11:56 am

WyoNativeBeautiful day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008

WyoNative

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

ericnoel

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?

TripoliRick

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

Bluebell08

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

POLUKO

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

96avs01

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

llkylej

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

peakrat76

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

grimbleySNOW

grimbley

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

phillinley

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

jimegan

CLIMBED WITH LVMC
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

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