Telescope Peak Climber's Log

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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!


dropacoil - Mar 27, 2010 1:02 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2010

Telescope Peak Summit  Sucess!

Reached summit 3-25-10- Jeff Gorski and Greg Arnold. Crampons and ice axe required for final ridge- 2 inch hard pack with ice underneath. Long day- 10 hours RT from Mahogany Flats camp.


kunz82414 - Mar 14, 2010 2:00 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2010

Post hole trek  Sucess!

Knee high to waist high snow for most of the trip, but successful nevertheless. Was wishing I had my skis, but never would have expected this much snow.


zolek7 - Dec 3, 2009 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2009

Was little hazy  Sucess!

Great hike, was little hazy! Could not see Mt. Whitney, as I was hoping for. Take plenty of water and leave some on the summit if you have extra.

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Princess Buttercup - Dec 1, 2009 12:08 am Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2008

Finally...  Sucess!

Nice group hike from Mahogany Flats. Maybe Shorty's Well someday, if I've got a hot poker being threatened to be stuck in my eye.


seano - Oct 26, 2009 9:07 am Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009

From mahogany flats  Sucess!

"4x4" road? Hah! I got the Celica up that thing with no further damage. Fun summit register, with a few hardy souls who did it from Shorty's Wells.


ShinLV - Oct 16, 2009 2:40 am Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009

From Shorty's Well  Sucess!

3 of us did Shorty's Well (-250 ft) to Telescope Peak Hike. It took us 11 hours 40 minutes to the Peak (it was slow) and another 2.5 hours to the Mahogany Flat. Total Elevation gain was 12,000 ft. Total Distans was 22 mile (16 miles up and 6 mile down)
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TripoliRick - Apr 4, 2010 7:10 pm

Re: From Shorty's Well

One trip is probably the most enjoyable.


rocketsredglare - Oct 5, 2009 12:29 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2009

Sweet deliciousness  Sucess!

The perfect storm of good weather, good friends and an all around good day! Tagged with four first timers and it was FANTASTIC to see it through their eyes and have them be in such good spirits. Hopefully I flipped a switch in a couple of them. Super mega good day!!


Elwood - Sep 21, 2009 4:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2009

Mahogany Flat, C.G.  Sucess!

Nice 14-mi. dayhike! It was a little windy for us, but still an enjoyable hike! Great views & even a summit sign to hold up for our pictures, was in the amo-box.


KVHiker - Aug 13, 2009 2:05 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2008

Chilly on the Peak  Sucess!

We drove from the Charcoal Kilns to Mahogony Flat which is at an elevation of 8133’. Starting at Mahogony Flat we hiked from Bennett Peak (9980’), to Telescope Peak 11409’, and then to Rogers Peak 9945’. The hike was about 15 or 16 miles long, and the elevation gain was about 4400’.



kolbi2112 - Jun 22, 2009 11:41 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

Great hike!  Sucess!

Day-hiked from Mahogany Flats. Great hike and the weather was perfect.....high's in the 70's, lows in the 50's, not a cloud in the sky.


POLUKO - Jun 9, 2009 2:34 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2009

2nd time up

Great hike and better the second time because the pain wasn't a suprise.

pgoertzen1 - Jun 2, 2009 2:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2009

Perfect weather  Sucess!

We did this as an overnight hike. Started at Thorndike campground 0.8 miles and 600 feet elev below the trailhead because we were told our 2WD sedan wouldn't make the drive to Mahogany Flat, although it would have done just fine. Camped at beautiful Arcane Meadows 2.5 miles up from the trailhead on a cloudy and completely windless night. Went to the summit and returned to Thorndike the next day. Temps were in the 50s and 60s and there is no snow left on the trail. Great hike!

Dave K - Apr 20, 2009 7:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008

from Wild Rose Trail  Sucess!

This has to be one of the very best dayhikes in California. We camped on the shoulder a couple of miles from the summit.


SummitJunkie - Apr 20, 2009 6:21 am Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2009

DPS  Sucess!

First DPS peak!


farrisgl - Feb 27, 2009 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2006

Our second ascent of Telescope, 1st as an overnight  Sucess!

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.

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