Telescope Peak, Photo Gallery, Death Valley National Park, California
Death Valley National Park
Telescope Peak is the highest point in Death Valley National Park. Views from its 11,049' summit showcase Death Valley's extraordinary topographical complexity and geological diversity: numerous mountain ranges, canyons, bajadas, alluvial fans, dry lake beds, salt flats and sand dunes can all be seen from this lofty perch.
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Telescope Peak was named by Dr. Samuel George in 1861 after noting that he could see so far it was like looking through a telescope
The Charcoal Kilns - large stone domes used by early miners to make charcoal
Looking north down the narrow saddle between Bennett Peak and Telescope Peak
Tuber Canyon and the Panamint Valley
Views from near the summit are endless
Bristlecone Pine Trees - the earth's oldest living organisms - are found throughout the trail's higher elevations - Some trees are thought to be 2000 - 4000 years old
Clouds swirl over the summit of Telescope Peak - 11,049'