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Forum Trip: Telescope Peak dayhike on May 20th

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:11 am
by Snow Nymph
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.

Telescope Peak Trip

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:31 pm
by Trail Bud
I'm in. Rock Creek was a good time. I think Ridgeline is in too.
If anything changes let me know.

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:24 am
by ridgeline
Im in. :thumbsup:

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:30 am
by wingding
I'll be up in that area, but I'm going to try Inyo that day.

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 8:01 am
by Snow Nymph
bump . . . . for anyone who missed this.

We'll hike Wildrose Peak on Sunday

Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 1:28 pm
by wingding
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.

Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 6:36 pm
by Snow Nymph
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!

Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 11:35 pm
by wingding
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.


Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 9:40 am
by Trail Bud
How many people are going at this point, 5?

Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 11:31 am
by Trekker
I think it's 4; you, me, Ridgeline, and Snowy. Any idea of the current conditions on Telescope?