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Ascent of Telescope Peak on 2018-08-21

Climber: Scott Sharaga

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Telescope Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:11048 ft / 3367 m

Ascent Trip Report

Camped at Mahogany Flat for 2 very windy nights; I was the only person in the campground. The hike to Telescope Peak was excellent, with incredible panoramas all around. Badwater on one side, and Mount Whitney and the High Sierra on the other.
Glad my 2WD Tacoma could make it to Mahogany Flat. The road up there was damaged from recent storms and was in worse condition than I remember.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2898 ft / 883 m
    Round-Trip Distance:14 mi / 22.5 km
    Route:Telescope Peak Trail
    Trailhead:Mahogany Flat Campground  8150 ft / 2484 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy



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