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bonehead2005Route Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: July 9, 2005  Sucess!


Beautiful day for the hike. Temperatures in the low 70s in the morning. Several fairly large snow patches covering the trail above about 8500 feet (see photo "Snow_on_Trail") .3 hours up, but only because we took it real slow. Only 1-1/2 hours down!
Posted Aug 1, 2005 1:37 pm

thomascantyRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: July 12, 2005  Sucess!


My eighth time to the summit, I did it with my dog this time (it was her third time here). The peak was more crowded than I've ever seen it before. There were about 45-50 other people along the trail and three more dogs. We had the summit to ourselves for about a half hour, though. When we headed back down, we took a side trip to Charles Tom Vincent's old cabin before heading home.
Posted Jul 19, 2005 4:53 am

banjobonchRoute Climbed: Dawson Saddle Date Climbed: September15, 2004  Sucess!


Started at about two- thirty, reached summit at about five. Camped out a little ways down the south ridge from the summit( Shhh. I don't think you're supposed to camp there!) Nice hike with great views all around.
Posted Jun 19, 2005 6:42 pm

135driverRoute Climbed: Vicent Gap, Straight to summit Date Climbed: 12/97  Sucess!


Went with three others, Vincent Gap to summit using axe, crampons needed towards summit, not too icy.

Beautiful, freezing cold day.
Posted May 19, 2005 5:40 pm

ExploreABitMoreRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: Can't Remember  Sucess!


Saw either a stray dog or a coyote or something run by us near the summit.
Posted Mar 5, 2005 1:54 pm

theronmoonRoute Climbed: Vincents Gap straight up Date Climbed: 12/97  Sucess!


A postholing adventure in two to four feet all the way up, lots a wind once on ridgline, hunkered down under a limber pine while my group caught up. One of my favorite hikes.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 9:54 am

CNC DaveRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: August,2004  Sucess!

CNC Dave

Have taken this route 3 times this summer and have enjoyed

greatly every time. Its a great workout with grand scenery.
Posted Feb 17, 2005 10:43 pm

jkowalskiDate Climbed: Spring 2003 and 2002  Sucess!
Did this route both times in snow. The second time I used my brain and used my crampons and ice axe. Very fun moderate hike.
Posted Jan 21, 2005 4:11 pm

GlennGRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap and Dawson Saddle Date Climbed: August, 2004  Sucess!


Have climbed this peak more than 10 times in the last five years, was a popular training hike in scouts for sierra hikes.
Posted Jan 8, 2005 3:03 pm

Steve LarsonRoute Climbed: Trail from Vincent Gap Date Climbed: Summer 1993  Sucess!

Steve Larson

Just about a gazillion switchbacks! The summit was crowded, but the view is stupendous. The subalpine environment is almost magical, with its ancient crumholz and smooth sandy slopes.
Posted Nov 7, 2004 1:59 pm

n8jojohnsonRoute Climbed: Islip Saddle, Vincent Gap Date Climbed: Summer 2003, 2004  Sucess!


From the summit, it looks like you're spitting distance from Baldy. Can also see Gorgonio & Jacinto in the far off distance - and on a relatively clear day, Downtown Los Angeles.
Posted Aug 7, 2004 11:09 pm

birdheadRoute Climbed: Dawson Saddle Date Climbed: July 3, 2004  Sucess!


Tagged Throop Peak and Mt. Burnham on the way to Baden-Powell. Saw one of the strangest things I have ever seen on a trail anywhere - a group of eight nuns in full dress! Then I got buzzed on the summit by a glider. Cool day.
Posted Jul 15, 2004 5:10 pm

MelbaToastRoute Climbed: From Vincent's Gap Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!


Originally intended to go to Williamson Rock but there were too many people and it was too hot. Ended up leaving the VG parking lot at quarter to one, hiked up with cool breezes and lots of shade, had a leisurely snack at the top, and made it back to the car in about 4 hours. Great views cuz of the clear day. Way better than going to Willy! Thanks for taking me, Rob!
Posted Jul 12, 2004 12:03 am

sierradiscgolferRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: July 1971  Sucess!


This was my first peak, climbed when I was 11 years old with the Boy Scout.
Posted Jul 8, 2004 11:27 am

pusdkq6eeRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: June 12th 2004  Sucess!


It is beautifull at the peak. I left at about 5:30pm: I was the last one to leave. I enjoyed it a lot.
Posted Jul 1, 2004 6:27 pm

bennadlerDate Climbed: april 29 2002  Sucess!


those boy scouts sure know how to build a trail!
Posted Jun 29, 2004 12:09 am

RobertCharlesAltmanRoute Climbed: PCT ridge trail from Islip side Date Climbed: 10/20/2001  Sucess!


Great hike-bagged lots of peaks today: Middle Hawkins, Mt Hawkins, Throop Peak, Mt Burnham, Mt Baden-Powell and finally Mt Islip. Lots and lots of sites to see on this great excursion. Started from saddle conduit at 2 from up from Jimmy CG access road. Highly recommended outting (by me). :-)
Posted Jun 22, 2004 1:02 am

bikegirlRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: July, 1999  Sucess!


Nice day hike with excellent views.
Posted Apr 29, 2004 7:20 pm

Scott M.Route Climbed: Many Date Climbed: Several dates  Sucess!

Scott M.

Did this my first time in winter while thru hiking the PCT in 1980. Since then I have run or hiked it numerous times from Vincent Gap, Islip Saddle, Crystal Lake, and Dawson Saddle. I always enjoy the 2000+ year old Limber Pines near the top, too. They are the closest thing we have to the Bristlecones here in Southern California.
Posted Feb 18, 2004 7:31 pm

Tom KenneyRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2004  Sucess!

Tom Kenney

Yep...very long day. Snow conditions were crappy down low for hiking (4"-12" powder over icy base). Nearer the summit, excellent for crampons. Best views of the Edwards AFB I've seen in a while. We could see all the way to San Gorgonio.
Posted Feb 2, 2004 6:13 pm

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