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Telescope Peak 09/24-36/09

Not a wheeling trip through the truck was used to get there and there is a dirt road! This trip was a backpacking trip! Telescope Peak is the tallest peak in the Panamint Range in Death Valley National Park. Mike and I made camp in Mahogany Flats on Thursday so as to make the assent on Friday. We had the mountains to ourselves on the way up and camped over night on top! The hike up is broken into thirds of about 2 miles or so each, the initial 2 mile accent followed by a slight decent after Arcane Meadows to The Saddle and then up again with The 13 Switchbacks taking on nearly to the summit. In total about a 3000 foot climb from 8133 to 11,049.

The views from the top are incredible, allowing one to see Mt Whiney in the Sierras and Mt Charleston in Nevada, down into Death Valley Proper and more! Way more.

The next morning we came back down and headed home.

To camp you need gear for cold, though it was pleasant at the top for us, and at least two days of water in your pack. Thee is no water along the way.

 

 

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