Baden-Powell Climber's Log

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tonyo

tonyo - Mar 5, 2006 1:18 am Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2006

Vincent Gap trail  Sucess!

Great day for a hike. I started solo, but met a couple of hikers on the way up. The entire trail was covered with new snow; we were the first ones in the new snow and the only ones on the mountain today.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Feb 18, 2006 12:12 am

Route Climbed: from near Islip Saddle Date Climbed: Sept. 19, 1999  Sucess!

We first did Mt. Burnham, which is something over 9,000 ft. Then, we summitted Baden-Powell. To make things a little challenging, we then dropped down along a very steep ridge to the summit of Ross Mountain. Ross is about 7'400 ft. elevation so we had dropped about 2,000 feet to get to it. The descent to Ross was tough enough, but then we had to ascend the 2'000 feet back up to Baden-Powell to get back to our start. This is a challenging hike.

Luciano136

Luciano136 - Feb 8, 2006 10:50 pm

Route Climbed: from Vincent Gap Date Climbed: January 15th 2006  Sucess!

First time i came up the mountain wiht ice on it. Above 7500 feet there was absolutely nobody else on the mountain. Would've been suicide without crampons! The sky was very clear and it was easy to see the ocean and Catalina Island. About 15 degrees with wind on the summit. Gorgeous day! Made it down pretty fast as we were glissading down most of the way, using our axe as brake.

bonehead2005

bonehead2005 - Jan 22, 2006 10:00 pm

Route 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.

peakbager

peakbager - Jan 19, 2006 12:57 am

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

Nice hike up on an outstanding day.

D-bo

D-bo - Jan 7, 2006 5:15 pm

Route Climbed: Vincent Gap Date Climbed: October 2001  Sucess!

Great Hike. Awesome View.

Smith93

Smith93 - Jan 2, 2006 4:33 am

Route 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.

bonehead2005

bonehead2005 - Dec 19, 2005 11:20 am

Route 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!

Rileywyna

Rileywyna - Dec 19, 2005 10:50 am

Route Climbed: regular route Date Climbed: 2002  Sucess!

Summited this with Thrope peak. Nice day in the Mountains and a very nice summit

banjobonch

banjobonch - Dec 18, 2005 6:21 pm

Route 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.

theronmoon

theronmoon - Dec 5, 2005 10:24 pm

Route 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.

banjobonch

banjobonch - Dec 4, 2005 3:45 pm

Route 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.

kit fox - Dec 1, 2005 5:17 pm

Route 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.

graham

graham - Nov 25, 2005 1:46 pm

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

Hiked up Baden-Powell several times with Boy Scouts in the 70s.

Fred Bagni

Fred Bagni - Oct 15, 2005 12:12 am

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

Beautiful Day! Good times with my boy...

fleshy1

fleshy1 - Oct 11, 2005 12:06 pm

Route 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.

Duffer

Duffer - Oct 7, 2005 10:35 pm

Route 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!

brother

brother - Sep 4, 2005 2:46 am

Route Climbed: PCT Date Climbed: Summer 2004  Sucess!

tagged this neat summit on my PCT thru-hike. Great views. Brilliant climb on nicely graded trail.

bonehead2005

bonehead2005 - Aug 29, 2005 2:34 pm

Route 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.

bechtt

bechtt - Aug 8, 2005 11:03 pm

Route 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.

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