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bonehead2005Route Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: January 21, 2006


This was my sixth hike up the trail since July, but the first time I turned back. The trail was just too icy this time. About half an hour up the trail, I encountered a group of three hikers coming down. They had boots and poles, but no crampons or ice axes. They were about 500 or so feet in elevatioin above me when one guy in the group had slipped and fallen down the slope. He looked me right in the face and said that the only reason he was alive was because he'd hit a tree and it broke his fall. He was convinced that he'd be dead if that hadn't happened. With only Yaktraks on my boots, I decided then and there to turn back. Glad I did. Met up with another couple of hikers coming up when I was on the way down. They had crampons, but I don't know if they went to the summit. I'm sure they encountered the other three on the way up. Hope they managed OK.

Don't hike solo, and always have the right gear.
Posted Jan 22, 2006 10:00 pm

peakbagerRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: June 2001  Sucess!


Nice hike up on an outstanding day.
Posted Jan 19, 2006 12:57 am

D-boRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: October 2001  Sucess!


Great Hike. Awesome View.
Posted Jan 7, 2006 5:15 pm

Smith93Route Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: May 31, 2003  Sucess!


It was a very easy and fun hike. Tons of people on the trail though which sort of takes away from the experience but it was still fun.
Posted Jan 2, 2006 4:33 am

bonehead2005Route Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: December 18 2005  Sucess!


A few light wind gusts at the summit ridge and a light layer of snow above about 9000 feet, but no storm clouds and overall a very pleasant day for the hike. Nice to run into banjobonch on the ridge. Note to Eric from Lancaster: please register on this site and send me an email!
Posted Dec 19, 2005 11:20 am

RileywynaRoute Climbed: regular route Date Climbed: 2002  Sucess!


Summited this with Thrope peak. Nice day in the Mountains and a very nice summit
Posted Dec 19, 2005 10:50 am

banjobonchRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: December 18, 2005  Sucess!


Light rain at the trailhead at 6:00 A.M. Cold wind and snow flurries from about a mile below the summit all the way up. Also hit Throop Peak.
Posted Dec 18, 2005 6:21 pm

theronmoonRoute Climbed: Trail from Vincent's Date Climbed: 11-05  Sucess!


Hadn't hiked Old North Baldy in a number of years. A great day, one of my favorite hikes that I had forgotten about. Look forward to making some snow climbs up it this winter.
Posted Dec 5, 2005 10:24 pm

banjobonchRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: December 04, 2005  Sucess!


Cold and very windy at the summit at 8:00am. Didn't stay at the summit more than 2 min.
Posted Dec 4, 2005 3:45 pm

kit foxRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: November 20th  Sucess!
This the first time I have bagged a 9000 plus peak in 15 years. The hike up took me 1 hour and 56 minutes. The view and the Geocache on top made the trip well worth it.
Posted Dec 1, 2005 5:17 pm

grahamRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: ~1970  Sucess!


Hiked up Baden-Powell several times with Boy Scouts in the 70s.
Posted Nov 25, 2005 1:46 pm

Fred BagniRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: October 14th, 2005  Sucess!

Fred Bagni

Beautiful Day! Good times with my boy...
Posted Oct 15, 2005 12:12 am

fleshy1Route Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: October 9, 2005  Sucess!


Excellent day for this hike! The weather was clear and cool. Summited in 1hr 30min and down in 1 hr. Didn't tighten my water bladder properly and spent the first 45mins with a wet bottom, nasty.
Posted Oct 11, 2005 12:06 pm

DufferRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: 7 Oct 2005  Sucess!


Vincent Gap to Mount Burnham then back to Baden-Powell. Beautiful day but a little windy. Cool on the peak. Great day hike. Saw two other groups (five folks total) all day plus a Pacfic Crest Trail volunteer on his horse. He had his burro, trusty dog and a chain saw. No more tree falls across the trail!
Posted Oct 7, 2005 10:35 pm

brotherRoute Climbed: PCT Date Climbed: Summer 2004  Sucess!


tagged this neat summit on my PCT thru-hike. Great views. Brilliant climb on nicely graded trail.
Posted Sep 4, 2005 2:46 am

bonehead2005Route Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: August 27, 2005  Sucess!


Another great day for the hike, although a bit on the warm side. Temperatures in the low 80s on the ridge and summit, much warmer than that going down in the afternoon. Will probably try again in mid-October if it's cooled down and the roads haven't been closed for fire season.
Posted Aug 29, 2005 2:34 pm

bechttRoute Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: 30 Jul 05  Sucess!


Perfect day for a hike -- 90 minutes to the top (shorter than my drive to the trail head) Decided to hike Throop as well.
Posted Aug 8, 2005 11:03 pm

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

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