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Date: TBD Where to meet : Mahogany Flat campgroud. Where to stay: Mahogany Flat campground ( free ) Wild Rose Camp ground ( free),orBackcountryCamp http://www.death.valley.national-park.com/camping.htm or the Stovepipe Wells Village http://www.stovepipewells.com/index.html Telescope Peak: This is not a beginner hike the railhead starts at 8133 feet and will climb to 11049 over 7 miles one way and back.Total gain is over 3000. The way that we will be approaching this hike is to leave Mahogany Flat on the trail before 8:00 AM PST for a climb that takes approximately 4 hours. There will be a 1-2 hour break at the top to get all of the views. I suggest bringing a lunch for the top. The decent takes about 3 hours depending on how many stops we have along the way I expect we can be down by 6:00 PM. Although the purpose of this Hike is Telescope Peak there are several things to see along the way so expect the times to vary. Items to bring: Light pack, Water, food, wind breaker the rest is up to you. Notes and tips, 1, 4-wheel drive may be necessary. Do not over-pack your luggage, Carpool and be willing to share the gas costs. 2, although Telscope Peak is above 11049, the total gain of elevation is only about 3100, spread out 7 miles. 3, It is light day-pack hiking, not backpacking hiking. We will be only bringing the day pack for climbing the peak. 4, long way to get to the death valley , carpool are highly recommended, please send the emails out to find your carpool passagers. 5, the liability release form will be signed before hiking. come prepared and join this activity at your own risks.