Baden-Powell Climber's Log
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|tonyo||Route Climbed: Dawson saddle, Vincent Gap Date Climbed: often|
|This is the summit that first got me hooked on hiking. It was difficult the first time, but the views from the top were spectacular. Since I live close by, this is one of those 'spur of the moment' hikes that can make for a great weekend afternoon or morning. It is especially fun in the snow and ice - but be careful. A snowy trail can become icy while you are enjoying the views from the top, making for a very dicey descent.|
|Posted Jan 12, 2002 10:52 am|
|Josh||Route Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: 12/27/01|
|A nice afternoon hike. I wore running shoes, shorts, and a light jacket. I tried to run the trail, but running uphill in wet snow is not easy, so I had so settle for walking. On the way up, I exchanged funny looks with a few people who looked like they were outfitted for a Himalayan expedition. There were a few inches of wet snow around the parking lot, but up high there were 1-2 ft drifts. I postholed to above my knee several times. For the most part, the trail was well broken, so it was fairly easy going. Poles might have been helpful, but crampons/ice-axe/snowshoes were definitely not necessary. I recommend wearing pants. Round trip: 2 hours.|
NOTE: The summit register is completely full and needs to be replaced.
|Posted Dec 28, 2001 1:41 pm|
|tiogap||Route Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: 9/3/01|
|my best time ever :90:00 mins. have climbed this peak many times.|
|Posted Nov 20, 2001 9:08 pm|
|forjan||Route Climbed: Vincent Gap and Islip approach Date Climbed: Various|
|First time I hiked to Mt. Baden-Powell was starting from Islip Saddle parking lot, traversing thru Mt. Hawkings, Throop Peak, on 5/20/2000. Even in mid-May there was snow above 8000 ft. |
My second hike to Mt. Baden-Powell I did it on Christmas' eve, 12/24/2000, using the Vincent Gap trail approach.
I remember there were some icy sections I carefully had
to traverse with my lightweight hiking boots. I did this hike late, starting at 2:00pm and so when I encountered the icy sections the trail was shaded. Stayed only a few minutes at the summit and got back to my car by 6:00pm.
Third hike up to Baden-Powell: I did this one on 12/8/2001 starting
from Vincent Gap (6565 ft). Mainly it was a snow hike up to
9000 ft. At 9250 ft, it turned icy (about 1" of ice). Had to deployed my crampons for the last 150 vertical feet. Excellent views
from the summit on this cool Saturday afternoon; could see Santa Catalina island, Pacific Ocean, downtown LA, San Jacinto, San Gorgonio, and even the snow-capped Sierras (perhaps, Olancha Peak).
|Posted Nov 20, 2001 6:28 pm|