Telescope Peak Climber's Log

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Luke Swanson

Luke Swanson - Jun 4, 2012 8:51 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2012

Telescope, Bennet, and Rogers  Sucess!

Bennet and rogers on the way down


tllwebb4 - May 20, 2012 6:17 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2012

this goat is back  Sucess!

Wow, this was a long hike, especially since I started from Thorndike campground. Really cold wind once you get on the ridge. It was amazing to see Badwater Basin from there, over 2 vertical miles lower.


SurfinPeakScience - May 2, 2012 4:46 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2012

Beauty!  Sucess!

Well maintained trail all the way to the top! Great dayhike!


orbitor - Apr 6, 2012 4:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009

From Mahogany Flat  Sucess!

Incredible views from the top in all directions. A little chilly and windy at the end of fall.


colinr - Feb 28, 2012 3:41 am Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2012

From Mahogony Flat TH  Sucess!

A nice, clear day with outstanding views and calm winds. Taking the hiking trail, rather than the snow covered road up Rogers, there were some ice patches to step over and/or be cautious with on the stretch near the trailhead. Snow began in earnest from Arcane Meadow onward, but was not deep enough to slow my pace. I sometimes avoided snow by sticking to the ridgeline. Upon reaching the final, steep climb up Telescope, I bypassed the potentially icy switchbacks by heading straight up the north/northeast ridge in soft ankle to shin deep snow. I was fine in my waterproof hiking boots with trekking poles. I summited Bennett on the way back from Telescope, but didn't want to deal with Rogers (got a late midday start/finished in the dark as it was), nor the deeper snow of the north facing slopes of the road down from it...maybe a quick summit of Rogers next time I go to DVNP.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Feb 22, 2012 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2012

From the Kilns in winter  Sucess!

Spectacular hike to a surprisingly nice summit with commanding views. This was a great way to finish a trip that started with a turn-around on Whitney at 13,200 feet.


tk421 - Feb 18, 2012 12:39 am Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2012

From Shorty's Well  Sucess!

Used Mt. Bike from Shorty's Well to the narrows of Hanaupah Canyon, then hiked. Started at 4 am, reached Telescope peak at 1 pm, had lunch, and returned to Shorty's at 6:30 pm. Beautiful day, a little wind on the summit ridge, minor easily-avoidable ice on the final switchbacks. Full trip report at


Ryan - Feb 5, 2012 1:27 am Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2012

Great Day for a Summit!  Sucess!

Camped at Mahogany Flats Friday night(18deg F at night-no wind). The road had some ice but it was easily passed with 4x4. Started the Trail at 8:50am and reached the summit by 11:50am. little snow til 10,000 feet. last 1000ft had a good amount of snow but 2 of us just wore NF Gortex hiking shoes and 1 had hiking boots and it was no trouble( very little ice). 30min at the summit and back to the car by 2:45pm. Great day for a hike.


gimpilator - Jan 22, 2012 8:32 pm Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2012

Rogers and Bennit Too  Sucess!

I've wanted this one for years.


Kristin5berry - Jan 19, 2012 11:05 pm Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2012

Great views all around  Sucess!

Beautiful views with easy terrain


byates - Nov 21, 2011 12:56 am Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2011

Climb it!  Sucess!

What a great hike! very cold though 10 degrees at the first saddle, with a 10 mph wind even though it wad a bit hazy the views to other high areas was clear.


Holsti97 - Aug 14, 2011 7:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

Highs and lows of United States  Sucess!

Camped at Mahogany Flats and hiked to the summit with friend Ed and niece Megan as a warm-up climb for Mount Whitney Mountaineer's Route. Pleasant day with great views of Badwater and Mount Whitney. We had the mountain to ourselves. 74 degrees driving back down service road and 114 degrees in Stovepipe Wells just a few miles away.


xpda - Aug 13, 2011 12:49 am Date Climbed: Nov 4, 1991

Pre-Comdex Hike  Sucess!

Nice hike.


Osterizer - Jul 15, 2011 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2007

Osterized  Sucess!

Made the summit around noon


sdhager - Jul 14, 2011 12:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2011

Mahogany Flat  Sucess!

Great Views!


mjp20k - Jun 7, 2011 10:12 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2005

Fantastic views  Sucess!

Nice early-spring ascent


labgloves - Jun 6, 2011 10:32 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2011

From Mahogany  Sucess!

Beautiful clouds for the entire morning. This kept the temp down. Hiked from Mahogany with JQ. Hit Rogers and Bennett on the way back. Wildrose the day before.

This was my second time high on the mountain, but my first summit. A couple years ago, I hiked from badwater with friends up the standard ridge from shorty's . . . on reaching the main ridge below the summit of telescope we were too *tired* to go to the top.

Dangers Pop

Dangers Pop - Jun 4, 2011 1:14 am Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2011

Mahogany Flat TH  Sucess!

Camped out at Mahogany Flat CG. Very windy with below freezing overnight temps. Still some snow on the trail. Windy and cold on the summit. Great views in all directions.


SkyPilot84 - Jun 1, 2011 12:16 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2011

Hiked from Mohagany Flat  Sucess!

Nice dayhike. Bagged Bennett and Rogers on the way down.

cwharringtonlaw - May 12, 2011 1:54 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2009

Tele and Wildrose Trip  Sucess!

Hit Wildrose and Telescope on a weekend. Mahogany Flat is a nice campground for those who need basic necessities but there are excellent backcountry spots on the trail up to Telescope. This area makes for a great weekend trip.

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