Telescope Peak Climber's Log

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CastillejaMiniata - Feb 23, 2011 2:23 am Date Climbed: May 21, 2010

Camped near top.  Sucess!

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.


GigaMike - Feb 4, 2011 1:26 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2008

Mahogany Flat  Sucess!

Hiked up Telescope from Mahogany Flat.


Vasler - Jan 11, 2011 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009

Death Valley highs  Sucess!

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.


Cedar - Dec 31, 2010 1:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Main Trail  Sucess!

Windy with few people.


bruceg - Dec 22, 2010 4:41 pm

cloudy no view!  Sucess!

1989 Spring hike with some snow, Great hike, cloudy and no view, will have to do it again


mhengst - Nov 15, 2010 7:33 pm Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2010

Up from Shorty's Well  Sucess!

Did the hike from Shorty's Well and out to Mahogany Flats where we had dropped a car. Nice little dayhike.

Sean Kenney

Sean Kenney - Nov 2, 2010 11:34 am Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

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.


fedak - Oct 10, 2010 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010

Main Trail  Sucess!

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.


tonyo - Sep 5, 2010 8:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

Nice Hike  Sucess!

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.


Dean - Sep 3, 2010 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2010

Great hike  Sucess!

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.


boyblue - Jun 19, 2010 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Feb 19, 1984

From Charcoal Kilns  Sucess!

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.


mountaingazelle - Jun 19, 2010 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2010

Telescope Peak  Sucess!

From Mahogany Campground. I thought this was a great hike. It was a clear day and we had an expansive view from the summit.

Brian Frederick

Brian Frederick - Jun 14, 2010 4:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2010

Nice hike  Sucess!

My son and I dayhiked it from Mahogany Flat. Good weather, great views


calipidder - Jun 6, 2010 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2005

Thanksgiving hike  Sucess!

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.


ckerth - Jun 3, 2010 3:12 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2010

Mahogany CG  Sucess!

Climbed Bennett on the way up. Clear day with great views.


rowjimmy - Jun 2, 2010 7:55 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2010

Cold and Windy!  Sucess!

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.


therockimage - May 16, 2010 2:46 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2010

Amazing View!  Sucess!

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.


missymtngirl - May 26, 2010 6:04 pm

Re: Amazing View!

Was there snow up there when you climbed?


mrchad9 - May 9, 2010 5:01 am Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2005

Thanksgiving Weekend  Sucess!

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.


Pharmacist - Apr 1, 2010 12:58 pm Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2010

Telescope from Charcoal Kilns  Sucess!

Gate was closed at Charcoal Kilns due to snow. We snowshoed up Bennett, then Telescope, then Rogers on the way back. We went down the north side of Rogers and glissaded down a gully back to the road and walked the rest of the way back to the Charcoal Kilns. Good day, great views of Spring Mountains and Sierra Nevada. Perfect!

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