Telescope Peak

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Post by thepeakseeker » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:09 pm

Ha, I think your definition of hot might differ slightly from mine. Nice shot, it's definitely dry up there. Thanks for the info!
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Post by MojaveGeek » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:44 am

Ah that's a nice pic, Blackturtle. I love the evening light on the Panamints from that side of them. Speaking of which I guess the PV road is still closed? Morning Report says so, anyway.

Also it is still saying that the road to Mahogany Flats is closed at the Kilns. Don't know whether that reflects ice on the roadway, closed gate, or what.
It can be walked of course but it adds a bit to a hike of Telescope.

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Post by Gowergulch42 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:18 pm

PV will probably still be closed for a while yet, unfortunately.
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Post by thepeakseeker » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:42 am

blackturtle, MojaveGeek & Gowergulch42: thanks for the info! I'll check back in and let you know how things look if I make it out there.
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Post by DVLion » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:12 am

blackturtle, MojaveGeek & Gowergulch42: thanks for the info! I'll check back in and let you know how things look if I make it out there.
thepeakseeker, how'd it go on Telescope Peak? I'm planning a trip up there mid/late April. A trip report is appreciated. THanks.[/quote]

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Post by thepeakseeker » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:11 pm

DVLion - A friend and I attempted the Shorty's Well to Telescope route in late Jan / early Feb. What a route! We didn't make it to the summit of Telescope but it was a good time. Everything was pretty bare of snow when we got there, but it snowed about 2 or 3 inches our last night there (Feb 1).

Here's the TR:
http://iiawt.com/trip-reports/shortys-w ... uary-2014/
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fresh snow on Telescope and Grapevine

Post by matmiss » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:21 am

It snowed on Telescope Wed 2/26 down to 10,000, but snowed again last night 2/28 and more coming - expected to be down to 6000 ft. or so - and lots of it. Nice rains in the desert too - so this should encourage flowers!

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