Ascent of Wildrose Peak on 1998-09-09

Climber: Richard Carey

Date:Wednesday, September 9, 1998
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wildrose Peak
    Elevation:9064 ft / 2762 m

Ascent Trip Report

Named for the nearby spring and canyon which were named in 1860 by Dr. Samuel G. George and the party with him who were searching for the lost Gunsight Lode. (Gudde, p.364, Hanna, p.355)

In Death Valley National Park. No permit is required for day hikes in the park. Information on back country camping and regulations is available from the Park Superintendant, Death Valley, Ca. 92328. (760) 786-2331

The hike to the summit of Wildrose Peak is a very pleasant one on a good trail. The trail starts at the north end of the Charcoal Kilns which are on the way to the Mahogany Flat Campground, the starting point for hikes to Telescope Peak. From the Kilns follow the exellent trail which goes north and then curves east up the south side of a canyon. The trail will reach a saddle at 7720 ft. and then turn north and then northwest toward the summit. Hiking time is about 2 1/4 hours to the top and the one-way distance is 4.2 miles according to the sign. Elevation gain is about 2200 ft. This hike is described in the book "California Hiking" by Stienstra and Hodgson. See page 489. 9/98 RLC
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