Last snow hike before summer - beautiful as always.
Both parking lots were full! So much for a peacefull hike. Otherwise really enjoyed it!
2nd time, this time from MM 66.38 to Mt. Islip, Mt. Hawkins, Throop Peak, Mt. Burnham, Mt. Baden-Powell and back.
Great trail from Dawson Saddle to PCT and then to Baden Powell. One of the best views in the entire range and very popular.
Good opportunity to bag a few other little peaks on the way. Nice views of Iron Mountain and Baldy.
Third time up BP, one of my favorite peaks boasting my favorite view:
7/9/2011 - Hiked up from Windy Gap, perfect weather, could rest on this summit for days.
1/15/2011 - Snow climb, deep crunchy snow. Followed the standard trail from Vincent Gap for 3 or 4 switchbacks then abandoned it and headed straight up the north face. Icy towards top. Pics here: Baden-Powell Winter Climb | Flickr
11/14/2010 - First ascent, via Vincent Gap, cold gusty conditions.
Real nice trail, snow near the top added a fun dimension. Need to hit Ross Mountain next time.
Snowshoed the northface of Mt Baden-Powell from Vincent Gap. Made the summit under very windy conditions, but afforded beautiful views north into the Antelope Valley and West to the Pacific Ocean.
winter conditions just after a storm
The mountain is still covered in snow and ice, which gave us a great excuse to practice some mountaineering. We ignored the trail and went straight up a a couloir. It took 5 1/2 hours to slog our way straight up to the summit, and 20 minutes to glissade down. What a rush!
Road clear to Vincent Gap but watch out for the rocks in the road. Snow all the way to the bottom of the mountain. Got about 1/3 of the way up on snowshoes before running out of time. Beautiful day but hard to keep on the trail and the slope was tough on the snowshoes.
The best powder day I've ever seen on SoCal. The road to Vincent Gap so we had to hike in a couple miles on a snow covered road. Broke fresh snow all the way to the summit.
First peak in the San Gabriels for me, did this from Dawson Saddle not long after ACH opened in its entirety for the first time in years. Very interesting weather, with thunder in the distance and small pellets of hail showering on me! Nevertheless, the views were still excellent and it was a great introduction to the San Gabes for me.
Absolutely amazing cold smoke powder for a nice 2800' splitboard descent, in Socal no less! Will definitely be back for more turns in the future.
Did a quick climb from Vincent Gap.
Was very windy and cold. Snowing at the summit. Nice view from the top.
I hiked the PCT as part of our Transcontinental Triathlon and summited Baden Powell along the way. Bad weather with no view, but it feels so good to be at a summit for a change.
Hiked from Vincent Gap. Cool and cloudy but windy above timberline.
Did this hike with Chris to celebrate his return from a second tour in Afghanistan. Two and a half days of hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains was fun. A glider flew right above the summit several times and then the pilot waved at us.