Telescope Peak Climber's Log

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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.


bechtt - Jan 19, 2009 10:50 am Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009

From the Charcoal Kilns  Sucess!

Road closed at the kilns adding a couple of miles each way. Nice snow climb at the end. Climbed Bennett on the return but bypassed Rodger due to partner fatigue. Pictures

holly sorenson

holly sorenson - Nov 23, 2008 1:57 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2008

HUGE views :)  Sucess!

Wonderful day to climb Rogers, Bennet, and then Telescope. Windy (of course), probably 20 degree chill, but sunny. Very fun!


Noondueler - Nov 6, 2008 3:41 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2006

Super windy  Sucess!

Standard trail from Mohogany Flat. Very clear, great views from the San Bernadinos to White Mtn. Peak and east to the Spring Mtns. west of Las Vegas.


mstender - Sep 9, 2008 11:56 am

Telescope from Mahogany Flats  Sucess!

Did Telescope Peak a couple of years ago in September with my buddy Richard after camping a Mahogany Flats. It was beautiful sunny days, not too hot, with a cool breeze on top (had tp put my fleece on. I forgot to re-apply my sunscreen and burned my legs pretty badly (the skin peeled off in one piece a week later). We slept at Mahogany the night after the climb and had to bail early in the morning (still dark) when a really bad storm came in. Some dude we met on our way down the day before wanted to camp out on top to watch the stars. Hope he was okay in the storm.


WyoNative - Sep 7, 2008 2:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008

Beautiful day  Sucess!

for a hike from Mahogany Flats......Easy summit....Views were great except for a little haze..Unable to see Mt. Whitney....Perfect time of year for a hike at altitude in Death Valley.......But it was HOT back down below sea level......Also, something in the air (pollen?) made my skin welt and eyes swell......Had to get some Benadryl at Stove Pipe Wells.......Great hike overall.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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