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Day HikerRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: 10 August 2002  Sucess!

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Posted Dec 27, 2003 11:36 pm

notinkansasRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: Dec. 20, 2003  Sucess!


Summited with my Daughter. Most of the snow has melted off. Hope we get some more soon. The mountain was in the clouds all day. Cold, wet and windy but it's beautiful up there in any weather.
Posted Dec 21, 2003 8:00 pm

madclimberRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: November 15, 2003  Sucess!


Conditions were excellent, about 2-3 ft of snow. Crampons are helpful when going straight up the mountain. I think it's a tradition to steal the summit log, so I put a new one up there (spiral notebook); hopefully it stays up there. I guess I'll have to check, which gives me another excuse to climb this mountain again!
Posted Dec 10, 2003 1:32 pm

repelmenRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap to Summit Date Climbed: July 2000  Sucess!
What a great view from the summit!
Posted Dec 1, 2003 10:15 pm

Tom KenneyRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap, Islip Saddle Date Climbed: several times over 20 yrs  Sucess!

Tom Kenney

I've been here several times over the past 20 years. The first time was on a Boy Scouts long-term training hike - we hiked in from Vincent Gap, spent the first night near Lamel Spring, summited the next day, then hiked along the ridge to Little Jimmy CG, then out to Islip Saddle on the third day.

Spent the night on the summit once. My partner brought a can of chili for dinner, which he insisted he cook inside the tent. He then spilled the chili all over the floor of the tent. Next morning, while we were packing, a small group of bicyclists arrived on the summit after poaching the PCT.
Posted Nov 14, 2003 1:25 pm

madclimberRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: April 25, 2003  Sucess!


Lots of snow, had to attack the mountain head on. Recommend Instep Crampons; steep class 2 climb.
Posted Sep 26, 2003 11:56 am

madclimberRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Trail Date Climbed: December 1, 2002  Sucess!


Great night hike!
Posted Sep 26, 2003 11:54 am

tyler_durdenRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: 8-3-03  Sucess!
Nice trail, great weather and the 360 degree view from the top is better than Baldy. Made it in 4 hours roundtrip with a 30 minute stop at the summit. First time up.
Posted Aug 3, 2003 7:48 pm

notinkansasRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: July 6, 2003  Sucess!


Great day for a hike. Lots of people. Hot, but nice. Quite a contrast from the December hike up!
Posted Jul 7, 2003 10:37 pm

izofamilyRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: June 22, 2003  Sucess!
This was a great trip, my first in many many years (16?). I guess that I am out of shape after reading that one guy did this climb in 2 hrs. roundtrip in knee deep snow. It took me 5 hrs. roundtrip and I was exhausted when I got back to the car. It was absolutely beautiful to hike this mountain. I really enjoyed the great views!
Posted Jun 21, 2003 3:10 pm

RickFRoute Climbed: Dawson Saddle, Throope Pk, Baden-Powell, Vincent Gap Date Climbed: March 17, 2001  Sucess!


I am not entirely certain about the date climbed. What I am certain about is the weather on that day. It started out partly cloudy and breezy. While on the ridge between Throope and Baden-Powell the wind started gusting at what I can honestly estimate to be over 80 mph. My brother Joe and I had to crouch down at times to keep our balance against the wind. much of the time the visiblilty was near zero. We reached the cloud shrouded summit and immediately started down toward Vincent Gap. It was then that the rain started. We arrived at my brothers truck as planned, soaked but exhilerated.
Posted Mar 12, 2003 8:58 am

Mike ZastoupilRoute Climbed: Date Climbed: 2/16/03  Sucess!

Mike Zastoupil

Great day for a walk. The road was closed at Grassy Hollow vistor center and had to walk to Vincent Gap to start the climb. My son and I talked all the way about why do you think the road is closed. We saw the reason at the trail head parking lot. Big Boulder in the middle of the road. Great views of the peaks all around us. We did not see anyone the whole day. Very wierd.
Posted Feb 19, 2003 5:02 pm

reedfishRoute Climbed: Mt. Baden Powell Date Climbed: January 18, 2003
Left the parking lot with my son, Jeremiah and made it 2.0 miles to the sign. We hit alot of very icy patches of snow that became constant from 2.0 miles and finally stopped at 2.5 miles. The weather was clear, warm and beautiful. Visibility was excellent. We will come back once the snow is gone and will summit.
Posted Jan 18, 2003 5:39 pm

medicpennDate Climbed: fall 01  Sucess!


did it again!
Posted Jan 8, 2003 3:34 pm

notinkansasRoute Climbed: Vincents Gap Date Climbed: December 24, 2002  Sucess!


This was my first time on Baden Powell. With 18-22 inches of power snow, depending on the elevation, I was thinking snow shoes would have been nice. Oh well, It was still a blast making post holes all the way to the summit. Near the top, a couple caught up with me. They were using the tracks I had made and thanked me for leading the way up. They had snow boards on their backs. Hmmm, good idea but I don't think I have the skill required to dodge all the trees on the way down the thickly forested slopes. Great views of Mt. Baldy, the high desert and clear to the Southern Sierras. What a day!
Posted Dec 26, 2002 6:46 pm

stephenzRoute Climbed: Vincent gap Date Climbed: 10 Nov 2002  Sucess!


Beautiful day. I could be wrong but i think that me and my wife were just about the first people to hike up Baden powell since the fire restrictions were lifted. nice hike, wanted to hike somewhere in the sierra but the massive snowstorm kinda halted those plans.
Posted Nov 21, 2002 8:08 pm

forjanRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: November 17, 2002  Sucess!


A relaxing, leisurely morning hike to the summit of Mt. Baden-Powell with mdostby. It was a bit windy on the final ridge towards the summit and at the summit itself. We then headed to Mike's house to discuss final logistics and sorting gear for our upcoming Pico de Orizaba attempt, Nov. 23-Dec. 1, 2002.
Posted Nov 17, 2002 9:05 pm

tonyoRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: July 13, 2002  Sucess!


Trying to beat the heat, my son and I started at 5:00 am. 70 minutes later, he was at the top. I arrived 30 minutes after him. There was a nice breeze at the top, but the temps were already getting high on the way down.
Posted Jul 13, 2002 8:49 pm

kdonaldsonRoute Climbed: Dawson Saddle to Vincent Gap Date Climbed: May 11, 2002  Sucess!


After the rollercoaster drive along angeles crest hwy set parked one car at Vincent Gap and took the second car 5 miles back to Dawson Saddle (mile marker 69.5) where you can start up an unmarked trail just across from the parking area.. From here we hike the 1.8 miles to the junction of the PCT. Went up and ate a snack on Throop Pk. Next we traversed along the PCT and went up Mt Burnham, and then on to Mt Baden-Powel. Like the last summit post a week earlier there was a glider cruising around the summit area. Cool wind up top, but very nice in the sun. Relaxed on the summit for 1/2 hour before trotting down to Vincent gap where our second car was. After descending, I would reccomend this traverse more than the traditional up-down from Vincent gap if you can take two cars. Different scenery and you don't have to do the neverending switchbacks both ways. Trail was clear with no snow left.
Posted May 13, 2002 8:19 am

rikmekRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: May 3, 2002  Sucess!
Made my first hike up to the summit for the season today under clear skies, 40 degree temperatures and no wind. I had forgotten how much of a pounding the knees take on the way back down even with the yuppie sticks.

I hit the trail head at 7:50 a.m. and was on the top in a leisurely 2.5 hours. Since it was the first climb of the year I took my time and rested my old 59 year old legs several times - besides I like to look out over the San Gabriel range and the Mojave and enjoy the scenery and tranquility. That's how I approach my hikes. The scenery is at least as important as getting to the top.

The trail was in pretty good condition with only a couple of small patches of snow left over from the winter. Now all I need is a tube of Ben-Gay.

My house is about 10 miles from the Vincent Gap trail head so I'll be doing it a few more times during the season. However I think I'll try it from Dawson Saddle next time.

Any thoughts?
Posted May 3, 2002 3:22 pm

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