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Travis_Nice snowy hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2007


Hike up to Baden Powell from Vincent Gap, plowed through a lot of snow. Then traversed the ridge to Burnham, Throop, then down Throop's north ridge to the Angeles Crest Highway (ACH) and up to Mount Lewis. THen hiked along hte ACH back to Vincent Gap.

Here is my GPS Track, Photos and Google Map.
Posted Dec 24, 2007 1:14 am

kit foxThroop Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2007
After summitting Mount Baden Powell, I made a decision to pursue this peak rather than descend to Ross Mountain. After reviewing my topo profile, I think Vincent gap to Throop Peak and back is very close to the difficulty of Ross Mountain.

According to my GPS, my trip was 11.6 miles with a combined elevation gain of 4621 feet.

I came overprepared, which is better than being a statistic. Lugging 200 ounces water (13 pounds worth) really slowed me down. It took me Four hours and 40 minutes to reach Throop Peak from Vincent Gap. I made it back to my car in 8 hours and 56 minutes. Subtract about 20 minutes for photo taking/ changing clothes layers, and about 30 minutes for snacks and sightseeing.

The wind was really blowing on top, and I hated being on the windward side. Cold air blowing into your ear at 40 miles and hour is a real treat.

A friend emailed me a copy of his Nat Geo Track file, which put the hike at 13.6 miles. I think my 5 or 6 year old technology Magellan Meridian is not as accurate as his new Garmin 60 series. I'm going with his distance over mine. On a positive note, it adds two miles to my achievement!

Posted Dec 12, 2007 7:04 pm

copegRoute Climbed: Islip Saddle  Sucess!


Climbed this peak twice, once on route to Baden Powell along the PCT where I camped on the summit in winds that sounded like a freight train plowing over my bivy, and another time in early spring to ski down - has some nice ski runs down to the road.
Posted Aug 30, 2007 4:06 pm

Scott M.Camped on top  Sucess!

Scott M.

Camped on top in snow while hiking the PCT in 1980.
Posted Aug 25, 2007 11:43 pm

BLTSeveral times...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2000


To the top several times and camped up there once.
Posted Aug 16, 2007 1:42 pm

Augie Medina6 Peak Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Augie Medina

Parked at Islip Saddle and hiked to Dawson Saddle. First, went up the 1/2 mile ridge to Mt. Lewis. Then crossed the highway and picked up the ridge trail to Throop Peak. Next was Mt. Hawkins. From there, we dropped down Hawkins' ridge 1300' to Copter Ridge and summited the peak located at 7,499' elevation. Then traversed (not recommended; way too steep) to a saddle just north of Middle Hawkins and summited that peak. Started back on the trail toward Islip Saddle and summited Mt. Islip along the way. The day was a little warm but the views were great on all the peaks.
Posted Jul 8, 2007 1:38 pm

David RosenbergMany a Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006
Last time had to hike from Williamson Rock since the Crest was closed. Hiked it also from Crystal Lake, Dawson Saddle, and from Vincent Gap.
Posted Mar 14, 2007 4:12 am

EManBevHillsBike & Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2000


Nice combo. Started at the road closure on Rt 39.
Posted Jan 4, 2007 8:43 pm

bennovakVincent Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2006


On a trail run with my brother from Vincent Gap. Could not find a summit register, but there was a nice plaque
Posted Sep 24, 2006 11:22 pm

kngalaricTwice to the summit  Sucess!


Hiked here from Islip Saddle and from Dawson on the way to Baden Powell. Nothing to write home about, but a good peak with a little plaque to the CalTech founder. Did someone put down it's pronounced "Troop"?
Posted Aug 8, 2006 12:03 am

johnmRoute climbed: Vincent Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006


Vincent Gap to Mt. Hawkins. Bagged Throop, Burnham and Baden-Powell on the return. Summit views were a bit hazy. Plenty of solitude.
Posted Jul 9, 2006 1:51 am

EleutherosFrom Mile Marker 61.3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2006


Road closed before Islip Saddle. I think soon they'll close the entire Crest highway. Probably has something to do with the endangered toads that live up there. Anyway, hiked this peak along with Mount Hawkins. Caught by a squall line; lightning striking the ridge and driving rain. I hustled down the PCT and made it back by dark. Good hike.
Posted May 18, 2006 5:44 am

RileywynaRoute Climbed: regular route Date Climbed: 2002  Sucess!


With Baden-Powell in the winter
Posted Dec 19, 2005 11:07 am

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


Strong cold winds from below Badden-Powell all the way to the summit. No views as the peak was surrounded in clouds.
Posted Dec 18, 2005 6:26 pm

RobRoute Climbed: Dawson Saddle Date Climbed: October 30, 2005


Started at the hwy 2 closure at Islip Saddle, walked about 4-5 miles? on closed hwy. to Dawson Saddle, then to summit, then Mt Hawkins and PCT back to car.

5-9-10 Skiied from summit down n. face to ACH, on excellent snow conditions.

Posted Oct 30, 2005 11:10 pm

thomascantyRoute Climbed: Islip Saddle Date Climbed: June 23, 2005  Sucess!


My fourth trip to the summit. There was still quite a bit of snow along the trail. More than I was expecting.
Posted Jun 28, 2005 11:36 am

theronmoonRoute Climbed: dawson Date Climbed: 6/95  Sucess!


a quick jaunt , then on to burnham another bump of a mountain. baden-powell is really what makes this high ridge worthwhile.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 10:10 am

WRGruenerRoute Climbed: Dawson Saddle Date Climbed: The 70's (I Think)  Sucess!


Backpacked. Carried my friends pack the last few hundred yards (his first backpack trip). Went to Lilly Springs for the night.
Posted Jan 14, 2005 4:51 pm

RobertCharlesAltmanRoute Climbed: Trail from south Date Climbed: 10/20/2001  Sucess!


I enjoyed climbing up to Throop on my tour along the ridge visiting peaks. I enjoyed bagging of lots of peaks today in this wonderful area.
Posted Jun 22, 2004 12:49 am

mdostbyRoute Climbed: Dawson Saddle Date Climbed: June 10, 2004  Sucess!


Perfect Southern California day, at least in the mountains. Bagged Throop Peak first, then went on to Baden-Powell and bagged Burnham Peak on the hike out. 4 1/2 hours car to car.
Posted Jun 10, 2004 11:14 pm

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