Two more weeks and it would have been a rock run.
Amazing amount of snow after all the dry, warm weather. We were able to glissade all the way to the parking lot only stopping in a few short sections to to adjust our descent and stay on route. What a great day!
Headed out there first, then hit all the peaks on the way back along the PCT.
Hiked with my wife on this windy but beautiful day
I climed it once a year every year since 2005
Beautiful cloudy day with fog and rain! Absolutely breathtaking. One of my all time favorite hikes!
Fairly busy trail, but an enjoyable, steady climb to the top. Cool seeing the desert and coastal areas in one big view.
Hiked up Baden-Powell from Vincent Gap. Great views from the summit ridge.
First time with Boy Scouts at the end of the Silver Mocassin Trail. Many times since.
Glad I came up from Dawson...had the PCT to myself both ways - only had to endure the crowds at the summit.
Had a great hike up, and the view from the top is awesome!
Climbed it with snowshoes. Should of had crampons.
Follewd a series of chutes on the NE side. Fun easy climb. PERFECT weather.
First time was on a windy day, with intense views of the Yorba Linda fires. Second time was with my nagging cousin. Overall, an awesome hike to go on.
The church I attend annual Men's Retreat is held in Wrightwood. Every year on the Saturday afternoon, I do a B/P summit day hike this year got 4 of the other guys to join for their first ascent of the peak. Lots of snow! Talked to 8 people doing the PCT (different groups).
Great time and perfect day. Snow was deep! Just wish the road wasn't closed 2.5 miles before the trailhead.
Quick ascent from Vincent Gap to summit. Bitterly cold wind at top but sunny.
first time to Baden Powell,, beautiful day,, started at Vincent Gap..temp about 48 clear no wind.. first ones in parking lot aside from the snow movers/heavey equipment.. hiked with trekking poles had crampons,, hiked first few switch backs,, then went straight up,following snowshoe tracks, was post hole-ing about 10 inches on the bottem then got to about 18 to 20 inches ( or deeper) mid mtn,, decided to turn back after 2 1/2 hours as need to keep wife happy,, made it up 3/4s of the way,, ( total wild ass guess),, went down and played in ravine with crampons and self arrest with ice axe,, took photos ate big lunch drove home ,,next time would have brough my gators, (need to get a pair for wifey),,trekking poles were critical part of the hike overall pretty darn fun
Back in the eighties, when I still lived in California, I had fond memories of BP. On three different occasions, I sat on the summit, in perfect summer conditions, and watched the sunset. When is started to clear, right before twilight, you could see Mt Whitney clearly to the north. When the sun went down, the view of the LA basin at night was very spectacular. All of the lights were amazing from almost 10,000 feet. I remember you could tell where the coastline was, by the lights. A truly inspirational experience.
Uneventful dayhike from SR2. Small storm from previous night left a trace of snow at the higher elevations.