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Troop883Date Climbed: 12/8/01  Sucess!

Troop883

Troop 883 Nailed another one. The trail was not to bad only ice in the shady areas of the trail. This trail has special meaning for Scouts. The peak is named after Lord Baden Powell the founder of scouting. At the top is a monument to him and scouting with the scout law inscribed. Adults Mike Z , Anthony Boys, Kyle Z, Shea and Seth. Cold chicken and a soda not exactly backpacking food but it was good!!!!!
Posted Feb 28, 2002 4:49 pm

tonyoRoute Climbed: Dawson saddle, Vincent Gap Date Climbed: often  Sucess!

tonyo

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

steve simmonsRoute Climbed: trail from the north Date Climbed: sept. '98  Sucess!

steve simmons

Summated the mountain during the angeles crest endurance run.

The race course climbs the northern side of baden powell on a switchbacking trail then goes just below the summit by 200 feet or so where it turns off to the left, in '97 I had gone on along the course, but in '98 I determined it was simply to close to the summit not to go on a quick detour and summit, so I did, likely the only 1 out of 100 some other runners.

Beautiful sunny but cool day. I enjoy the views from baden powell.

Praise GOD!!!!
Posted Jan 4, 2002 4:00 am

JoshRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: 12/27/01  Sucess!

Josh

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

tiogapRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: 9/3/01  Sucess!

tiogap

my best time ever :90:00 mins. have climbed this peak many times.
Posted Nov 20, 2001 9:08 pm

forjanRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap and Islip approach Date Climbed: Various  Sucess!

forjan

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

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