Re: camping on Telescope Peak
Posted by Ken D on September 26, 2002 at 15:24:24:
In Reply to: camping on Telescope Peak posted by ron ross on September 26, 2002 at 00:50:09:
The peak is not very inviting for an overnight stay. It's steep, rocky, and close quarters. Several good campsites are a couple of miles before the peak, in Arcane Meadow, in the saddle between Rogers Peak and Bennett Peak. There's a grove of pinyon pines and bristle cones just west of the trail a couple of hundred yards, with good wind protection and excellent views of the Sierra's. Also, at the south end of Arcane Meadow, a little east of the trail is a sheltered campsite in the trees. Eagle springs is disappointing; it's just a seep on a steep hillside.