Climbed solo first time. Climbed again May29, 2004 with my Dad, two of my kids(6&10yrs), and my friend and his son. Still a little snow about. Great day hike.
Camped on top in snow on my PCT thru hike in 1980 with my two hiking partners. Enjoyed beautiful night light views of the Southern California basin that evening.
Stoped at Throop on the way to Baden-Powell with fellow SPer tonyo in dec. 2003
Started at the Islip Saddle parking lot taking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Tagged Mt. Islip (8250') and Mt. Hawkings (8850') on the way to Throop Peak. Continued on to Mt. Baden-Powell (9399'). I returned the same way back to the Islip Saddle trailhead. It was a sunny clear day in early May. I recalled encountering some snow patches near Mt Hawkings.
Day hike starting at Dawson Saddle. After Throop, continued on to Mt Burnham, then to Badden Powell, and down to the second car we had at vincent gap.
This is a nice, easy hike to do on a summer evening. The views are great all along the trail, since much of it consists of hiking along or very close to a ridge. The grade is pretty gradual. In winter there is quite a bit of ice on the trail, but with instep crampons it should still be pretty easy.