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pilz8Route Climbed: Mahogany flat Date Climbed: April 2001  Sucess!

pilz8

A pretty easy 14 mile round trip hike to the peak and back. Still lots of soft snow and awesome views to make it a great trip!!
Posted Sep 11, 2002 9:23 pm

kevinRoute Climbed: Mahogany Flats Date Climbed: April 27, 2002  Sucess!

kevin

The weather was perfect today. It was 32 degrees at 6:00am and there had been snow flurries at the 9000 ft level the day before. We were in between storms. The summit was a bit cool with the wind blowing. The view was clear towards Death valley, but obscured to the west and the Sierra Nevada.
Posted Jun 23, 2002 7:25 am

Derek DavisRoute Climbed: Mahogany Flat to Telescope Peak Date Climbed: April 27, 2002  Sucess!

Derek Davis

The weather was beautiful as we left Mahogany Flat campground around 0830. As we neared the summit there was a little wind, but not bad. It was hazy (see my pics), but still awesome views. I humped my fat ass up there in 4 hours and down in 3. Guess I should drink less beer. NOT.
Posted Jun 21, 2002 8:42 am

GuiltyRoute Climbed: Badwater to Telescope & back. Date Climbed: January 7, 2001  Sucess!

Guilty

I did this trip in the winter because of the cool weather in Death Valley. I walked out to where I thought would be the lowest point in the U.S., then I started my long trek up. I followed Hanaupah road until it ends, then cross-country up a few ridges to the base of Bennett Peak. Here, I picked up the regular trail to the summit.

I met some mid-west hikers camping by the summit where I borrowed some water for the descent.

This is an all day and night roundtrip, about 15-16 hours. Be prepared with lots of water! Correct me if I am wrong, I think this hike is the most elevation gain on a mountain in the lower 48's
Posted Jun 15, 2002 11:26 am

JoshRoute Climbed: Mahogany Flats Date Climbed: May 19, 2002  Sucess!

Josh

The heat was unbearable in Vegas on Saturday, so naturally, I decided to drive to Death Valley. My plan was to attempt the Badwater to Telescope peak trek, but I chickened out when I got there. Temps were in the 100's and the wind was howling. The actual hike looked very long and boring, and it seemed like more suffering than I was in the mood for.



So, I took the wimpy way up via Mahogany Flats. This was a very easy, 14 mile RT hike, although it seemed shorter than that. I only saw a couple tiny patches of snow along they way, but I did see some water far below in the canyons and drainages east of the Peak. These could possibly be useful on a trek from Badwater.
Posted May 20, 2002 2:22 pm

sidhayesRoute Climbed: trail Date Climbed: 8-11-2002  Sucess!
Reached the summit quickly with no snow on the trail in just under 1:15 and down in under one hour. Could see Mt. Charleston, near Las Vegas, which I climbed the day before.
Posted Feb 23, 2002 2:32 pm

GuiltyRoute Climbed: Standard route from Mahogany Flat Date Climbed: 02/13/00 and 06/26/95  Sucess!

Guilty

Drove my "hot-rod"Lincoln to the steepest part of the road in the snow. Got stuck, slept the night in the car, at 10:25am, departed for the summit. I was about 1 1/2 miles below the campground where I started. The winds where howling. Once past Bennett Peak, the wind was blowing around 50 mph. with major snow driffs. Going was slow because I needed snow shoes. Once on the backside of the peak the wind was calmer. I new it would be bad on top when I could see the clouds go by in a matter of seconds. On top, I sign the registered as quickly as I could without getting frostbittern. I descended the same way mostly running to stay warm. Made it back to the Lincoln at 4pm. Two hours later I was able to pull my car out.
Posted Feb 15, 2002 3:05 pm

kdonaldsonRoute Climbed: Main Trail from Mahogany Flats Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2001  Sucess!

kdonaldson

Left just before 6 AM on the trail, only to see our summit shrowded in a growing clouds, as we moved upwards. We pushed on and summitted through very high winds along the ridge lines. No view, but we imagined what it would be like. On the way back down the snow came quick and hard - 6 - 10 inches in an hour, with drifting on the trails. Road from the kilns to the campground are pretty bad. We made it in a 2 wheel drive car, but in retrospect, like the park rangers - recommend a 4x4 high clearance.
Posted Feb 11, 2002 11:00 am

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