Ascent of Telegraph Peak on 2009-10-24

Climber: Amin Faraday

Date:Saturday, October 24, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Telegraph Peak
    Elevation:8985 ft / 2738 m

Ascent Trip Report

***Solo Hike
Peaks: Thunder Mountain (8,587'), Telegraph Peak (8,985'), Timber Mountain (8,303'), and failed attempt at Bighorn Peak (8,441')(in that order
Stats: 10 miles ONE WAY, +2750' gain (started @ Baldy Notch by taking Skilift and finished at Icehouse Canyon trailhead; got car ride to Skilift by Peter Doggett afterwards)

-All Three T's have trails to the summit.
1.) THUNDER: I missed the road leading to Thunder Mountain
and followed the wrong road (which dead-ended) in front of
a gully south of Thunder. Cross-countried up the gully)
2.) TIMBER: Went cross-country up the slope, but
fortunately it intersected with the trail to the summit

-BIGHORN PEAK: Went up +440' and turned back. Use trail
came and went, lots of brush, found use trail again but
didn't finish following it (didn't want to keep ride
waiting...turned out I was at least 1 hr 15 min ahead of
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