Telescope Peak

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Telescope Peak

Postby Ellen » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:47 pm

Howdy All :)

Marilyn and I joined nine other members of the San Jacinto hiking club to hike Telescope on Saturday. We drove up Friday and camped in the Wildrose campground. It's about 4 K and has water, pit toilets and picnic tables.

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Enjoyed hanging out by the campfire Friday evening.

On Saturday morning, our group headed up to Mahogany Flat (this required four wheel drive with high clearance) and started hiking around 8 AM.

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The San J crew 8) Who is that idiot in shorts :wink:

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Heading up --we traversed along the left side of a ridge for a while.

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View to our left.

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Now on the right side of the ridge looking towards Telescope.

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Enjoying the views to our right.

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Time for the microspikes.

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Popped out on a false summit and headed over to the peak.

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Heading down.

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Now this view is on our right.

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Back at the Mahogany Flats trailhead.

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On the drive back to the campground, we stopped at these enormous hives -- fortunately didn't encounter the gigantic mutant bees :lol: Just kidding, the charcoal kilns.

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As we continued down, we stopped for these guys and gals.

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The next morning, Kerry displayed his protection against the gigantic mutant bees.

Thanks so much to everyone for a fabulous time. Special thanks to Larry (trip leader) and to Kerry, Beth and Duc for fabulous food.

Miles of smiles,
Ellen
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Re: Telescope Peak

Postby Ed » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:56 pm

Speedy Skyline regulars taking the trail? Tsk, tsk! Well, I've done it that way as well, a few times. Once in the winter, we nearly lynched our leader for navigation errors, but could not find a tree tall enough. The charcoal kilns are an excellent place to spend a windy night. Telescope Peak is one of my favorites, I've always thought of the summit as a great place to have your ashes spread. Love everything about the place, including the wild burros.
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