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Only for the hardy

You'll need an all wheel drive or 4X4 to get up to the trail head and camp ground, but once up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike B
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Newport Beach, California
Hiking Telescope Mountain with Wild Lands Hiking

Had a great trip with Samantha Cooke as guide. She was very enthusiastic, optimistic, and a pretty... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2019
travelrunner7399
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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Strenuous hiking trail with an elevation gain of 3,000 feet to the highest summit in the Panamint range at 11,049 feet.
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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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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,
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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
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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
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I went with a good friend of mine and his brother (it was actually in December 2011) to Death Valley National Park to try and conquer this hike. We arrived in Las Vegas, rented a 4x4 (as recommended), and headed over to the park. We arrived late at night, and were ready to go
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