Album: Death Valley to Telescope Peak


Category
Outdoor Adventures
Album Date
5/29/2005 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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5/29/2005 4:27:48 AM
I arrived at Shorty's Well at 4:27am. 
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5/29/2005 5:22:45 AM
 
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5/29/2005 5:42:30 AM
Starting Time: 5:42am 
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5/29/2005 6:05:09 AM
 
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An interesting rock just off the Hanaupah road. 
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There was a 20 percent chance for rain/thunderstorms. The front looked a bit ominus. 
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5/29/2005 7:14:44 AM
 
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5/29/2005 7:34:29 AM
 
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5/29/2005 7:35:00 AM
This is the huge wash below Hanaupah Canyon. Eventually the road drops into it and follows it up for a few more miles. 
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5/29/2005 7:35:09 AM
 
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Here is where the road drops into the wash. Telescope Peak is in the distance. 
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Tadpoles in the spring-fed stream. You don't expect frogs in death valley. 
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Sacred Datura (Datura wrightii) 
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Sacred Datura (Datura wrightii) 
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Sacred Datura (Datura wrightii) 
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Sacred Datura (Datura wrightii) 
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For some reason this mine doesn't show up on the topo map. It's located near where what's left of the 4wd road leaves the canyon bed. 
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None are visible in this photos, but there were a whole bunch of large bumble bees guarding the entrance. 
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This is the slope you want to use to reach the top of the ridge between the North and South portions of Hanaupah Canyon. I went up more to the right (off photo) which turned out to be rather unpleasant (lots of loose stuff). 
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Looking down at Hanaupah Spring 
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Thistle 
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Thistle 
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Thistle above Hanaupah Canyon 
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Thistle 
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Interesting thistle on the loose scree slope below the ridge. 
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Point 5303 
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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) 
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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) 
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Panamint Live-forever (Dudleya saxosa ssp. saxosa) 
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Panamint Live-forever (Dudleya saxosa ssp. saxosa) 
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Looking back down the ridge and Point 5303. 
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On the ridge, but an aweful long way left to go. 
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Strawtop cholla? Or some type of cholla any way. 
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I passed several fire pits at various intervals on the ridge. 
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Rogers Peak. The radio facility on top is just visible. You can also make out the standard trail in the full-size version of the photo. 
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UFO near top of photo? 
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Wow. I'm a LONGGGG way from where I started and I'm still not on top. 
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Finally, I'm on Telescope Peak's north ridge. 3:55pm. 
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Telescope Peak 
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The summit of telescope peak. Success! 4:41pm. 
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Summit register box 
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My register entry from back in January. 
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My register entry. 
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A curious kit fox came up to me. Either he was used to humans or he didn't know what to make of an upright creature in the dark with a light on his head. 
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What a relief to finally see this sign again. 
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Finally, back to my 4runner. 1:18am. I was beat.