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Telescope Peak trail

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catchuslater wrote a review Feb 2020
Sequim, Washington73 contributions23 helpful votes
Recommend to go in spring or early fall when days are longer. It’s a medium level hike for us...and we are in our 70’s. It doesnt get steep until the very last part. The last time we did it...on Halloween.....the wind was whipping us and it was pretty cold. Be prepared, but it’s very doable.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Mike wrote a review Jan 2020
Newport Beach, California1,025 contributions624 helpful votes
You'll need an all wheel drive or 4X4 to get up to the trail head and camp ground, but once up there it's great. Hike is fairly strenuous but worth the effort. Look down into Badwater then spin around and gaze at Mt Whitney at the summit.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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travelrunner7399 wrote a review Nov 2019
New Hope, Pennsylvania24 contributions12 helpful votes
Had a great trip with Samantha Cooke as guide. She was very enthusiastic, optimistic, and a pretty good trail side cook. Trip was well organized and provisioned from start to finish. The hike is not for the faint of heart be prepared for cold weather including puffy jacket, gloves, long johns and a hat. Make sure you are fit enough to walk 10 miles with a 20lb pack at a good clip. You only carry a 40 lb pack for several miles. M
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Cherie P wrote a review Sep 2019
Pahrump, Nevada3,342 contributions480 helpful votes
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We hiked, actually backpacked to Telescope Peak a few days ago. While the round trip hike is only 14 miles....the first 2- 21/2 are quite steep and the last 1- 1 1/4 are quite steep. Very enjoyable with many fall colors in the first couple miles.....spectacular to say the least. Enjoyed the views into Death Valley and the Panamint Valley...could even see MT. Whitney and MT. Charleston. Trail is well defined as easy to follow. Road from the charcoal kills to Mahogany Flat Campground / the Trailhead is rough and does best with a 4 x 4 vehicle. Did find a spot to cowboy camp on the way down and saw a fabulous sunrise. The night sky was something else too!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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oliverd wrote a review Nov 2018
Sydney, Australia626 contributions99 helpful votes
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Unfortunately, smoke from fires in California affected the views. They were still pretty good, but would have been spectacular on a clear day. Path is well-defined and never very steep. Wouldn't say it's one of my most exciting walks in the US, but great views along most of the walk and some impressive ancient bristlecone pines. Allow 6-8 hours, and remember in winter it gets dark early so get an early start. Road was pretty rough about 2 miles BEFORE Charcoal Kilns as well as between Charcoal Kilns and Mahogany Flat. Recommend at least an SUV/AWD up to Charcoal Kilns.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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