Wildrose Peak Climber's Log

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tbruton - Jan 10, 2017 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2017

windy, snowy Wildrose  Sucess!

I swung through Death Valley hoping to do a solo trip up Telescope, but the ranger at Furnace Creek strongly cautioned me not to do it without an ice axe, which I didn't have. He also warned that it would be near impossible to drive up to anywhere close to the trailhead, including the Charcoal Kilns.

As it turned out, there was little to no ice on the road and driving to the kilns in my sedan was no problem at all. I ran up Wildrose, wearing microspikes for the final mile or so as it was mostly packed snow and ice. The top was super windy and socked in with fog, but it was still a nice climb! Round trip 2.25 hours.


sylvainalarie - Oct 28, 2016 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2015

Change in plans due to snow...  Sucess!

Solo trip to Death Valley National Park for New Year's 2015. Intent was to hike Telescope Peak, but given the time of year road was not accessible to Mahogony Flats campground and trialhead. Spent time trying to get up the road with another group in a van. After much pushing and shoveling, we abandoned the idea of Telescope, turned the cars around, and opted for Wildrose Peak. Somewhat of a late start, but it's not too long a hike. Daylight quite short on New Year's day. Great way to start the year!!


gimpilator - Mar 20, 2015 11:59 am Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2015

Wildrose  Sucess!

Hiked with Greg K. This is one of the more boring peaks I've done in Death Valley. But I understand it's popularity. The views are good and the trail is easy.


JCNDG - Mar 15, 2015 8:02 pm Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2015

Great hike!  Sucess!

Still patches of snow here and there on the trail, but not problematic. Sunny beautiful day, 58 degrees at Charcoal Kilns at start of day, hiked up in short sleeves, only needing a coat while enjoying the summit. Awesome views!


RaymondShevsky - Sep 13, 2014 2:36 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2014

With 8-year-old son  Sucess!

Enjoyable hike from the charcoal kilns with my son. Lots of Germans in the summit log (good on 'em!), steep sections were a definite workout. Sierra views were sadly obscured by haze.


RoryKuykendall - Aug 20, 2014 11:49 pm

Warm March day  Sucess!

March 2013

Dayhike with my girlfriend on a warm March day. I especially loved the views west to the snow covered high sierra. Inyo County is the best.


irrationalist - Jan 31, 2014 12:12 pm Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2014

Easy and worth it  Sucess!

A quick trip to the Panamints to see what the roads and snow levels were like.

A nice peak with a nice view.


WZimmerman - Sep 6, 2013 5:09 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

Wildrose Peak  Sucess!

Nice hike that provides beautiful summit views into Death Valley and toward the Sierra Nevada range. This was the warm-up hike on the way from Las Vegas to Lone Pine, CA before a Mount Whitney summit hike two days later.


fedak - Jul 16, 2013 11:50 am Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2010

Evening from the Kilns  Sucess!

Evening warmup hike before sleeping at Mahogany Flat and hitting Telescope the next day. Lightning in the valley and did much of the return leg via headlamp.

Pics and commentary are here.


rstolting - Apr 8, 2013 11:08 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2013

Wildrose Peak

Great View of Death Vally. I could even see Mount whitney.


ManyGlacierMountaineer - Feb 24, 2013 10:18 pm

Wildrose  Sucess!

2012 - w/ Xenja Poljakowa


Wallylongridge - Jan 30, 2013 11:20 pm Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2013

Wildrose peak Trail  Sucess!

The hike was sweet and the wind was cold.


jdmorehouse - Jan 24, 2013 3:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012

Good 2nd Day Hike  Sucess!

My friend from Colorado and I hiked this pretty quickly before heading back home after climbing Telescope the day before.


WOLFrising - Jan 5, 2013 10:17 pm

Nice Forested Peak  Sucess!

Fall 2012

Did this one solo. Nice classic National Park hike. Long meandering trail through forest, leading way for the great views above treeline. Had more fun here than on Telescope. Highly recommended!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 22, 2012 11:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2012

Trail up, south ridge down  Sucess!

Afternoon hike, pleasant escape from valley heat


ckerth - Jan 2, 2012 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2011

From Kilns  Sucess!

Snow and ice in the shaded sections of the trail. Great views from the summit.


labgloves - Jun 6, 2011 12:48 am Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2011

Cool and cloudy day!  Sucess!

Beautiful Trail! Done as a warm-up to telescope the next day.

cwharringtonlaw - May 12, 2011 1:52 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2009

Warmup for Telescope  Sucess!

Did this as a warmup for Telescope. Not a lot of people head out to this area, but both peaks are excellent.


triyoda - May 7, 2011 1:16 pm Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2004

Telescope Warmup  Sucess!

My second highest summit to date.


dabailey - Apr 11, 2011 2:08 am Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2011

awesome hike. great views  Sucess!

snowing pretty good when we got to the parking lot so everyone put on tons of layers. blue skies within 30 minutes so we all took off those layers. great views off both sides of the mountain throughout the entire hike. cold and windy at the top, but great temps otherwise. apparently it was unseasonably cold for the time of year. a half dozen of inches of snow most of the way up.

highly recommended if you're in the area.

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