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Forum Trip: Telescope Peak dayhike on May 20th

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:11 am

Anyone interested? Trekker has been talking about doing this one for awhile . . .

Where: Telescope Peak (11,049') in Death Valley
Date: Saturday, May 20th
Meet: Mahogany Flats Campground or Wildrose Campground
Rating: Strenuous, but its on a maintained trail
Distance: 14 mi round trip
El Gain/Loss: 3,000'

Telescope Peak is 11,049 feet, the highest point in Death Valley National Park. You can see Badwater, at -280 the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere, and Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States.
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Telescope Peak Trip

Postby Trail Bud » Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:31 pm

I'm in. Rock Creek was a good time. I think Ridgeline is in too.
If anything changes let me know.
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Postby ridgeline » Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:24 am

Im in. :thumbsup:
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Postby wingding » Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:30 am

I'll be up in that area, but I'm going to try Inyo that day.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Wed May 10, 2006 8:01 am

bump . . . . for anyone who missed this.

We'll hike Wildrose Peak on Sunday
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Postby wingding » Thu May 11, 2006 1:28 pm

Wildrose is a great hike - I liked it better than Telescope. Are you going to camp at Mahogany Flats? If I get an early start and finish on Inyo on the 20th I might try to come over that way.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Thu May 11, 2006 6:36 pm

The plan is to camp at Mahogany Flats, probably both nights. Check the first campground when you go by. If its not crowded maybe we'll move down there, but not sure yet. Look for the 4Runner with snowboard racks.

When we did Wildrose last time we were hiking in clouds so no views. Hope you can make it!
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Postby wingding » Mon May 15, 2006 11:35 pm

I don't think I'll make it over to do Wildrose. I think Inyo will be enough for me for the weekend. I hope to get out on a group hike eventually - seems like I'm mostly hiking alone lately.
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Postby Trail Bud » Tue May 16, 2006 9:40 am

How many people are going at this point, 5?
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Postby Trekker » Tue May 16, 2006 11:31 am

I think it's 4; you, me, Ridgeline, and Snowy. Any idea of the current conditions on Telescope?
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Postby Trekker » Tue May 16, 2006 12:17 pm

Looks like a friend of mine will be joining us on Sunday for those of us doing Wildrose. She'll probably drive up Sunday morning from Tehachapi.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue May 16, 2006 12:55 pm

4 of us Saturday and 5 on Sunday.

We should probably try to get on the trail by 8am, 9 at the latest.

Road is clear to Mahogany Flats.

Report from May 7th: The trail to Telescope was free of snow from the trailhead to Bennett, after which snow is increasingly deep and soft, and melting fast.
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