Death Valley- Mahogany Camp and Telescope Peak

Joined: 7:55 PM - Oct 15, 2012

12:01 AM - Oct 30, 2014 #1

Not sure if it was worth the 4 hours drive each way; but it was very nice.

We ended up leaving around 6:30AM (from Santa Monica).  We arrived at Mahogany Camp around 12:00; and began hiking by 1:00.  The wind was absolutely insane.  I'm from Florida and have seen some serious storms and wind.  However, this was the strongest wind I've ever encountered.  On the ridge before Telescope Pk....it had to have been a constant 70-80 mph.  

The distance was 6.2 miles from Mahogany.  We were able to do this in about 3.5 hours.  Views were amazing.  

Camping at Mahogany would have been great; except the wind was just relentless.  Anything you sat down, would blow away.  It was cold (45 degrees by 8:00pm with a 40 mph wind).  You couldn't talk or hear.  You couldn't start a fire (even if you could....only a fool would do it in this wind).   So....we ended up hitting the tents by 9:30.  

......and no, I have no clue how to place pictures in-line in this post.  It's a mystery

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Pat
Joined: 4:11 AM - Jul 22, 2008

5:04 AM - Oct 30, 2014 #2

Nice. Did you see the graffiti on Telescope?

The camp pic is the only link that pointed to a file to use the ", without the quote marks, to make them inline images. On this forum you click Img once to open the tag, and then again after you have typed in the link to close it. Or just manually type it.



https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/13M2p ... -h519-p-no
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/jWWTi ... -h519-p-no
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/C8x4Z ... -h519-p-no
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/9lVbh ... -h519-p-no
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Mike P
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5:33 AM - Oct 30, 2014 #3

Or just click Attach File beneath the text box and browse to your pic. Fairly easy and straightforward...
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tekewin
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1:14 PM - Oct 30, 2014 #4

Great pictures. Looks like fun, except for the wind.  Too bad you couldn't enjoy the camping.
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1:55 PM - Oct 30, 2014 #5


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Joined: 7:55 PM - Oct 15, 2012

5:08 PM - Oct 30, 2014 #6

Pat:50265 wrote:Nice. Did you see the graffiti on Telescope?

The camp pic is the only link that pointed to a file to use the ", without the quote marks, to make them inline images. On this forum you click Img once to open the tag, and then again after you have typed in the link to close it. Or just manually type it.



https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/13M2p ... -h519-p-no
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/jWWTi ... -h519-p-no
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/C8x4Z ... -h519-p-no
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/9lVbh ... -h519-p-no
No, didn't see any graffiti
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7:56 PM - Oct 30, 2014 #7

Casey Nocket calls it "art"...not graffiti :oops:

Looks to be called...federal misdemeanor(s).


source: http://calipidder.com/wp/2014/10/tracki ... nal-parks/

Or is that a picture of San Antonio Ridge? :D
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8:33 PM - Oct 30, 2014 #8

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mattmaxon
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9:22 PM - Oct 30, 2014 #9

BrownMtnBob:50262 wrote:Not sure if it was worth the 4 hours drive each way; but it was very nice.
Did you talk with anyone that came up from Shortys Well?

Wanted to know the water situation at Hanaupah Spring
So many canyons...So little time
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Joined: 7:55 PM - Oct 15, 2012

11:12 PM - Oct 30, 2014 #10

mattmaxon:50278 wrote:
BrownMtnBob:50262 wrote:Not sure if it was worth the 4 hours drive each way; but it was very nice.
Did you talk with anyone that came up from Shortys Well?

Wanted to know the water situation at Hanaupah Spring
No...only saw a few people and it was so windy, we couldn't talk.  Don't know about Hanaupah Springs.
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11:14 PM - Oct 30, 2014 #11

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