Telescope from Hall Canyon?

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Telescope from Hall Canyon?

Post by wbdeford » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:24 pm

Anyone ever followed Digonnet's route up to Telescope from Hall Canyon, via its north fork, and up to the Jail/Hall divide around 8200 ft, and on up that ridge to the top?

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Re: Telescope from Hall Canyon?

Post by Gowergulch42 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:18 am

I haven't personally, but it would like to attempt it some day. I recall a report from many years ago, probably on another forum, reporting impenetrable or difficult undergrowth and dense brush along much of the route.
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Re: Telescope from Hall Canyon?

Post by wbdeford » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:37 am

Even above Rowland's Canyon? Satellite shows an old road going up to about 7800 ft up the North Fork, and eventually up the ridge to the Hall/Jail divide at 8200 ft. I know Steve Hall has hiked from Rowland's cabin into the South Fork and up to the Hall/Surprise ridge.

Here is the road at about 5600 ft:

https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=36.1619 ... at&o=t&n=0

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Re: Telescope from Hall Canyon?

Post by Candace_66 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:31 pm

Yeah, I think the dense vegetation is only in Hall Canyon below Rowland cabin.

I day-hiked the cut-over trail (old road) from Jail Canyon over to Hall Canyon, poked around a little, then hiked back. That's my only experience around there.

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Re: Telescope from Hall Canyon?

Post by blackturtle.us » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:07 pm

I have some old pics from 2006 at the bottom of the page here:
http://www.dvplants.com/SITES/JAIL/
On that hike I was able drive to the Rowland Cabin and hike up the old road that goes straight up the main canyon a few miles to a mine that was at the end of the road. Not sure of the exact elevation, but it was well into the pinyons. I also drove up to the cabin a few times before 2006. There was also a road that went up to the ridge a half mile or so above the cabin. I didn't go to the top of that one. As noted in the last post, the only thick vegetation I encountered was at and below the cabin, which you wouldn't need to hike through if you hike in from Jail over the old cutoff.

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Re: Telescope from Hall Canyon?

Post by wbdeford » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:40 pm

Candace_66 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:31 pm
Yeah, I think the dense vegetation is only in Hall Canyon below Rowland cabin.

I day-hiked the cut-over trail (old road) from Jail Canyon over to Hall Canyon, poked around a little, then hiked back. That's my only experience around there.
That's pretty much all I did, except I started in the afternoon and camped along the way....I would have stayed longer if I had found water easily, but I was low and decided it best to head back.

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Re: Telescope from Hall Canyon?

Post by wbdeford » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:50 pm

blackturtle.us wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:07 pm
I have some old pics from 2006 at the bottom of the page here:
http://www.dvplants.com/SITES/JAIL/
On that hike I was able drive to the Rowland Cabin and hike up the old road that goes straight up the main canyon a few miles to a mine that was at the end of the road. Not sure of the exact elevation, but it was well into the pinyons. I also drove up to the cabin a few times before 2006. There was also a road that went up to the ridge a half mile or so above the cabin. I didn't go to the top of that one. As noted in the last post, the only thick vegetation I encountered was at and below the cabin, which you wouldn't need to hike through if you hike in from Jail over the old cutoff.
Nice pics! Was the Mine #2 about here? https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=36.1715 ... at&o=t&n=0

How did it look from there as far as getting up to the Jail/Hall divide? Digonnet's route follows that to the crest.

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Re: Telescope from Hall Canyon?

Post by blackturtle.us » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:05 pm

Here's a topo map which approximates the route as I recall it. The X is the furthest point I ever drove up the canyon. The ? is the approximate location of the mine that I reached. BTW, I added three additional pics. I was disappointed that I didn't have lots more pics from that hike. Nowadays I'm crazy with the camera. Back then I was still thinking about disk space!
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Post by wbdeford » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:08 am

I'm crazy with the camera too :) The shot up to Telescope makes the area look a little less intimidating...thanks!

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Re: Telescope from Hall Canyon?

Post by Gowergulch42 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:16 pm

I must have confused Hall with Jail or Happy Canyons! Good to know Hall is clear above the cabin.
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