Telescope Peak Climber's Log

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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.


missymtngirl - May 26, 2010 6:04 pm

Re: Amazing View!

Was there snow up there when you climbed?


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.


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.


TripoliRick - Apr 4, 2010 7:10 pm

Re: From Shorty's Well

One trip is probably the most enjoyable.


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.

Princess Buttercup

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)
My Trip Photo Album


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.

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