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SierraCJOn top again  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011


Easy and obvious use trail from PCT near Dawson Saddle trail.
Posted Sep 4, 2011 11:13 am

D-boDawson Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2011


Quick & Fun! Cool geology and great views.
Posted Aug 17, 2011 5:25 pm

GigaMikevia Dawson Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010


Hiked Throop & Lewis on a bum knee...ouch.
Posted Feb 4, 2011 2:27 am

SierraCJWith Hawkins and Copter Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2010


Started at Dawson Saddle to Throop and then to Hawkins and down, down to Copter Ridge. Beautiful clear day.
Posted Dec 12, 2010 10:42 am

mountaingazelleDawson Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010


From Dawson Saddle Trailhead to the saddle between Throop and Burnham and up the ridge.
Posted Sep 21, 2010 4:01 pm

NavySeabeeFrom Dawson Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2010


First summit of my 3-Niner romp from Dawson Saddle. Very pleasant hike through forest and the views were spectacular to the ocean! Also tacked on Mount Lewis for a 4 HPS day.
Posted Aug 23, 2010 3:59 pm

cabFrom Burnham  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2010


Got blasted by wind along the ridge from Baden-Powell and Burnham. Continued down to Dawson Saddle and up Mt. Lewis.
Posted Apr 12, 2010 3:00 pm

Princess ButtercupFrom Burnham  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2007

Princess Buttercup

Still rolling on the ridge.
Posted Nov 30, 2009 9:34 pm

cbuelowFrom Dawson Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009


Stopped up on my way to Baden Powell. Hot day - glad I got an early start... Really enjoyed this stretch of the PCT...
Posted Jul 18, 2009 6:24 pm

farrisglFrom North of Islip Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2009


Reached summit as part of a PCT segment outing beginning North Islip. Pleasant summit and well worth the detour off the PCT.
Posted Jun 15, 2009 12:27 am

MelbaToastVery nice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2009


Very nice hike. Went to see the new bridge up the road a bit then came back to the saddle did this peak. It was a beautiful day. There's still some snow on the trail.
Posted May 31, 2009 6:21 pm

CNC DaveFrom Dawson saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2009

CNC Dave

Nice hike with lots of trees. Dawsons finally open.
Posted May 27, 2009 10:57 pm

dgrimreaperFrom Islip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2009


Combined with Hawkins. Great day with amazing views. Lots of bees on top.
Posted May 23, 2009 7:05 pm

wyopeakMikecamped on top  Sucess!


I once spent the night on the peak in the late 80's. A great place to wake up at.
Posted Nov 29, 2008 7:38 pm

ZeFrom Islip Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008


on the way back from Baden-Powell
Posted Oct 20, 2008 10:09 pm

Bob BurdFrom Burnham  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008

Bob Burd

A much better looking peak than Burnham. Nice little plaque at the summit. Trip Report
Posted Jun 27, 2008 6:06 pm

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

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