Telescope Peak Climber's Log

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kevin trieu

kevin trieu - Aug 26, 2008 5:22 pm

shorty  Sucess!

did it from Shorty's Well and attempted some unknown West Ridge.

ericnoel

ericnoel - Jul 21, 2008 11:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Telescope  Sucess!

After seeing Telescope from Badwater, I've wanted to do this peak for a decade or so. I finally took the easy stroll up to the top from Mahogany Flats this summer. Whew, hot!

TripoliRick

TripoliRick - Jul 2, 2008 4:15 pm

Snow Rescue Class in Death Valley?

I have been up Telescope several times in the past thirty years by different routes, once from near Bad Water (see trip report) and as strange this this may sound, while I was there as a seasonal ranger, we put on a 3-day snow rescue course for rangers in the Mahogany Flats area (I built an igloo there for sleeping in) and climbed Telescope later. Remarkable area.

Bluebell08

Bluebell08 - Jun 10, 2008 11:42 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2008

Nice dayhike  Sucess!

Camped the night before at Mahogany Flats, 4 hours up and 3 hours down the next day. Summit was surrounded by clouds so we didn't get to see the awesome view.

POLUKO

POLUKO - May 28, 2008 9:57 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2008

From mahogany flats  Sucess!

We camped at Mahogany Flats with the wind and did the hike during a little snow storm. It was a very cloudy day but there was no haze and it was pretty cold up high. No other people were seen until we got to the car.

96avs01

96avs01 - May 4, 2008 10:59 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2008

Windy n Cloudy  Sucess!

Quite surprised by the winds and clouds on the way to the summit. High Sierra were engulfed in clouds. Very nice trail and excellent views, but the summit/trail was somewhat crowded. Mahogany Flat CG is quite pleasant.

llkylej

llkylej - Apr 29, 2008 2:49 am Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2008

From Mahogany Flats  Sucess!

Just returned home from a successful hike up Telescope Peak. Hazy day limited the view, but could still see down into Death Valley easily.

peakrat76

peakrat76 - Apr 23, 2008 1:39 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2003

Standard Route  Sucess!

From campsite at Mahogany Flats. Perfect day - still some snow up high. Lots of forest fire smoke obscured view of the Sierra. Awesome desert peak - a favorite.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 20, 2008 12:52 pm Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2000

Weird  Sucess!

I do not remember the exact date. Two guys on the (rather remote) summit were drinking beer and a woman with an enormous hip-pack filled primarily with popcorn was not restraining her flatulence. Later that evening at the campground, a crazed woman intentionally drove her car at high speed down the mountainside and then disappeared from the accident site, thus necessitating the arrival of a search and rescue team. Odd.

grimbley

grimbley - Mar 19, 2008 10:01 pm

SNOW

Nice hike, but we didn't make the top. There was more snow than we had anticipated, up to a few feet in places. Hike provides great views of valley, however.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Feb 29, 2008 11:39 pm Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2007

The trail  Sucess!

It would seem everyone climbs this one. Snow on the ground and screaming winds. Fun day with Evan. Trip Report

phillinley

phillinley - Feb 11, 2008 11:44 am Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2008

Winter ascent

Way too windy on the ridge past Rogers and Bennett to finish this in one day. Had to snowshoe in about a mile south of Charcoal.

jimegan

jimegan - Feb 8, 2008 8:17 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2003

TELESCOPE PK  Sucess!

CLIMBED WITH LVMC

Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Jan 30, 2008 10:21 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2007

Dayhiked  Sucess!

from Shorty's

bighornmonkey

bighornmonkey - Jan 18, 2008 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2007

Done...  Sucess!

Got to the top twice...great views from up there.

Bonesaw

Bonesaw - Jan 11, 2008 9:34 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2003

Dayhike  Sucess!

Fun hike... a nice way to escape the valley heat in May. Was interesting to be melting in 115 deg F temperature at Badwater one day and hiking through snow the next day.

kovarpa

kovarpa - Jan 5, 2008 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2007

Our last 2007 climb/hike  Sucess!

Hike from TH. Windy once on the crest, not a lot of snow. Only the two of us that day.

RyanMountain

RyanMountain - Dec 3, 2007 3:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2006

2nd try a success  Sucess!

The first attempt I made on this mountain ended before it even began when I rolled my car on Wildrose Rd. in Death Valley. I wasn't discouraged however, and I returned in June to claim the summit. Easy hike with great desert and mountain views. The bristlecones are a beautiful part of the trip as well!

Did this in a three day marathon of mountains, rocks, and driving. Day 1: Mt. Dana in Yosemite, 2: Telescope, 3: Back in YOSE for Half Dome.

redsplashman23

redsplashman23 - Nov 25, 2007 2:01 am Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2007

Windy day  Sucess!

Very Windy and cold day. Great views of the Sierras, Death Valley, the Spring Mountains, and much more. Bagged Bennett and Rogers on the way back and saw an almost Full Moon on the way down from Rogers.

ryanclear

ryanclear - Nov 11, 2007 8:20 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2007

fairly easy hike

we hiked from mahogany flats which is about 14 miles round trip. the beginning is a constant grade that brings you around different traverses and ridges. the wind really started to pick up as the temperature read 40 degrees. you can see the peak from where the rangers station is when you ascend your first 1000 feet. it is very deceptive being that I thought we where going to hike up the backbone of the mountain. Wrong, we went around traverse and ended up hiking up a series of switchbacks. The hike was great though, i started feeling the altitude around 1050 feet. Stopped and rested for a few minutes and then hit the summit.

The summit is one of the more beautiful views I have seen.

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