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chewbachmanWhat a view!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2009


Great hike and an amazing view!
Posted Mar 19, 2011 9:12 pm

CastillejaMiniataCamped near top.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2010


I got a late start and did most of the ascent in the dark. My car, being small and vulnerable, made it only to about 5,000'. I camped near a humongous, out-of-place-looking snowfield in a saddle within a mile of 2 of the summit. Great, peaceful, had it to myself.
Posted Feb 23, 2011 2:23 am

GigaMikeMahogany Flat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2008


Hiked up Telescope from Mahogany Flat.
Posted Feb 4, 2011 1:26 pm

VaslerDeath Valley highs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009


Started at 2 or so in the morning from Shorty's Well with Shin and Adam and finished at Mahogany around 4 pm. All time great day hike with plenty of scree slopes and ridge following.
Posted Jan 11, 2011 4:14 pm

CedarMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006


Windy with few people.
Posted Dec 31, 2010 1:20 pm

brucegcloudy no view!  Sucess!


1989 Spring hike with some snow, Great hike, cloudy and no view, will have to do it again
Posted Dec 22, 2010 4:41 pm

mhengstUp from Shorty's Well  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2010


Did the hike from Shorty's Well and out to Mahogany Flats where we had dropped a car. Nice little dayhike.
Posted Nov 15, 2010 7:33 pm

Sean KenneyHappy Halloween!
Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2010

Sean Kenney

I made it. Shoty's Well to the summit. Perfect weather. Just enough snow to scrape up some water on top. 58 hours round trip.
Posted Nov 2, 2010 11:34 am

fedakMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010


Main trail up, Over Bennett/Rogers and back the service road on the way down.
Little hazy on the summit and it was pouring in Panamint Valley off to the west.

Pics and commentary here.
Posted Oct 10, 2010 6:41 pm

tonyoNice Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010


Hiked with my wife, Pattie, and son, Matthew. Matt made it up in 2:20; it took us a little bit longer. Nice, though somewhat hazy views.
Posted Sep 5, 2010 8:16 pm

DeanGreat hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2010


This had been on my to do list for quite a while. It was nice to get it on a really nice weather day. It was 117 in the Valley but we stayed at Mahogany Flat and were treated to a great star show and nice temps. I went up the service road to get Rogers first and picked off Bennett on the way out. I was the only one on the peak which seemed strange since it is so popular.
Posted Sep 3, 2010 2:26 pm

boyblueFrom Charcoal Kilns  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 19, 1984


With partner Dave McLaughlin. Camped near Mahogany Flat. Lots of snow/ice on upper 1500 feet. Very cold windy and clear- impressive extensive view from top.
Posted Jun 19, 2010 6:20 pm

mountaingazelleTelescope Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2010


From Mahogany Campground. I thought this was a great hike. It was a clear day and we had an expansive view from the summit.
Posted Jun 19, 2010 12:47 pm

Brian FrederickNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2010

Brian Frederick

My son and I dayhiked it from Mahogany Flat. Good weather, great views
Posted Jun 14, 2010 4:25 pm

calipidderThanksgiving hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2005


We spend every thanksgiving in death valley, but due to the lack of space in the car we've always drawn the line at hauling along snow and ice gear. Every year we'd eye Telescope but snow would keep us from the hike we both really longed to do. 2005 was our year - the path to the summit was completely clear in late November, and although it was in the teens and windy as heck we jumped at the opportunities and hiked it. Incredible views, I need to get back there in conditions I can enjoy them instead of hunched over against the wind and cold.
Posted Jun 6, 2010 8:17 pm

ckerthMahogany CG  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2010


Climbed Bennett on the way up. Clear day with great views.
Posted Jun 3, 2010 3:12 am

rowjimmyCold and Windy!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2010


On a recent through-hike of the Panamints from Aguereberry Point to Ballarat, my companion and I climbed Telescope Peak from Mahogany Flat. While it was extremely cold and windy, with clouds swirling about the summit for most of the morning and afternoon, snow was not an issue in terms of the climb. While snow is on the peak, it is mostly avoidable and where you do walk on it, it's not on steep or difficult terrain.
Posted Jun 2, 2010 7:55 pm

missymtngirlRe: Amazing View!


Was there snow up there when you climbed?
Posted May 26, 2010 6:04 pm

therockimageAmazing View!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2010


Went up via the service road to Roger's Pk, descended onto the main trail and continued to Telescope Pk, then went up and over Bennett Pk on the way back. This route made for a fantastic climb.
Posted May 16, 2010 2:46 am

mrchad9Thanksgiving Weekend  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2005


The first of many Thanksgiving weekends I'd start spending driving around the deserts of CA. Planned to camp on the summit, but very strong wind and freezing temperatures forced us to camp at the saddle before the final push. Luckily we found a spot just big enough for a tent completely out of the wind with a great view into the valley, was still one of the coldest nights I've ever spent out.
Posted May 9, 2010 5:01 am

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