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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

Dave DalyFrom Shorty's Well  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2006

Dave Daly

What a slog!! The first 5 miles from Shorty's Well simply blows! Funny how a few people that were camped out along the road asked us where Deb and I were coming from. Where else?!? The only other possibility....transported by a UFO? :P ANYWAY....got a chance to visit the Primrose Mine directly across from the South Fork ridgeline....spooky! Couldn't have made the summit without my partner and wife Deb! :)
Posted Jan 2, 2007 7:13 pm

DebFrom Shorty's Well  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2006


Happy New Year's? UGH - the trip from Shorty's Well to our bivy site about 10 miles in was torturous; I did NOT enjoy that leg of the trip. Summit day on New Year's Eve was accompanied by beautiful weather and reasonable snow conditions. Over-shot our turnaround time by 7 minutes but still summitted with stiff winds and made safely back to camp under a bright waxing moon without headlamps. Met two dudes completely overdressed-to-kill coming off the false summit (slackers that came from Mahogany Flats); I am quite sure that Dave and I are the last summiteers of 2006. Made it out alive with an inventory of boo-boos on New Year's Day. :/
Posted Jan 2, 2007 4:26 pm

tpdwrFrom mahogany Flats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 1972


Got very sunburned on this day!
Posted Dec 19, 2006 12:06 am

forjanShorty's Well to Telescope Peak's summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2006


I finally did the infamous Shorty's Well (Badwater) to Telescope Peak's summit hike. Thanks to awagher for playing chauffer. We were a group of 7 people, divided into two smaller groups. One group started half an hour earlier: Ron Hudson, Kathy, Wendy and Paul. The other group was pmorash, RSN473 and myself (we started at 3:00AM from Shorty's Well at an elevation of -253'). I reached Telescope's summit at 1:10PM. Stayed there over an hour while the others arrived. Bagged Bennett Peak on the way out. Got to Mahogany Flats just before 4:30PM.

Route Climbed: Mahogany Flat Trail
Date Climbed: December 4, 2004

I hiked with agorokhov. I was only able to drive my car to the Charcoal Kilns parking lot (elev ~ 6900'), which was icy by the way. We started this snow hike of Telescope Peak at the late hour of 8:40AM from the Charcoal Kilns. Took a lunch break at Arcane Meadows (9,630') just before noon. Then, we bagged Bennett Peak (9,980') and continued onto Telescope. We put crampons and pull out the ice axe at about 10,400'. I reached the summit at 2:42PM. Waited for Alex who arrived at the summit at 3:21PM. An absolutely clear winter day. Excellent views to the east: could see all the way to Charleston Peak in Nevada. Snapped some pictures and headed down at 3:31pm. I told Alex I was going to move ahead as I wanted to bag Rogers Peak (9,994') before it was too dark. I reached the summit of Rogers Peak at 5:18PM. Made it down to my car at 6:41PM (10 hrs car-to-car). Alex got to the car an hour later at 7:40PM. It was cold at the Charcoal Kilns icy parking lot. The temperature was around 18 F.

Route Climbed: Mahogany Flat trail (normal route)
Date Climbed: April 29, 2000

Trail on 4/29/00 was mostly snow free except the last few hundred feet from the summit. Ancient bristlecone pines appear just above the 10,000 ft level. Great views of Death Valley to the east and the High Sierra to the west.
Posted Oct 16, 2006 7:28 pm

awaghershuttle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2006


Walked up the trail after shuttling cars from Death Valley for a group doing Badwater to Telescope...nice weather. A little snow up there.
Posted Oct 16, 2006 2:36 pm

danny-boyNice views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2005


Lots of wind
Posted Oct 4, 2006 12:20 am

EleutherosOvernight  Sucess!


Parked at Charcoal Kilns because truck was so low on gas, I didn't want to risk the extra mile up to Mahogany Flats. Stayed overnight just below the summit. Las Vegas lights were visible at night. Incredible sunrise.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 1:42 am

BLTfrom Mahogany Flat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2006


Great peak with unparalleled 360 view of endless mountain ranges. Quite a bit of smoke in the air today (from the Day Fire in Los Padres NF, I think) that began to obscure the view of the High Sierra by mid-afternoon.
Posted Sep 25, 2006 6:14 am

rhyangApril 2002  Sucess!


Came up cross-country from a camp in Tuber Canyon, up to Arcane Meadow, where we joined the trail. Trip led by Desert Survivors.
Posted Sep 18, 2006 2:28 pm

Bob BoltonMahogany Flat trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2006

Bob Bolton

Thoroughly enjoyed this hike. Weather was perfect with a cool breeze.
Posted Sep 14, 2006 12:56 am

surgentMy first 11er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 1991


My first big peak ever. Got me hooked, have never looked back!
Posted Sep 12, 2006 10:38 pm

boisedocCool hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2002


nice hike in a very interesting area
Posted Sep 11, 2006 6:00 am

jklinkeMahogany Flats Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006


A beautiful hike with great views. This one was for you Jim.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 6:16 am

mdashMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2005


Memorial Day Weekend 2005--still snowy along the ridgetop. Ran up and enjoyed gorgeous views.
Posted Sep 4, 2006 10:28 pm

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